Year of Call
Deputy District Judge (Magistrates' Court)
Esther has extensive experience in prosecuting and defending cases involving historic sexual abuse, child cruelty and domestic abuse.

CPS Grade 3 Prosecutor

Member of the RASSO CPS Advocate Panel

Member of the Criminal Bar Association

Member of the Lawyers' Christian Fellowship

Member of the Midland Circuit


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Esther often undertakes cases involving vulnerable complainants, defendants and witnesses.

Esther prosecutes and defends in all types of crime in the Crown Court, including cases in which death has been caused.

Esther has also been a member of the Attorney General’s panel, successfully conducted prosecutions for the Official Receiver, HM Revenue and Customs, the Department of Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, the Department of Work and Pensions and various trading standards departments of local authorities. She is highly experienced in cases of fraud and the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Other Interests

In her spare time Esther is a trustee of a charity supporting people with learning difficulties and is a safeguarding lead for a youth charity.

Notable Cases

DPP v Colluns (2006)UKHL 40

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