Year of Call
Lucky is engaged in a busy criminal practice on the Midland Circuit.

CPS Grade 3 Prosecutor


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Lucky is engaged in a busy criminal practice on the Midland Circuit.

Being a Grade 3 CPS Panel Advocate, she routinely defends and prosecutes at Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, Northampton and Nottingham Crown Courts.

She went on to complete the Bar Professional Training Course at Nottingham Law School before then working for the Nottinghamshire Youth Offending Service as a Victim Advocacy and Support Worker for six months.

In February 2012, Lucky joined Cartwright King Solicitors in Nottingham as a higher courts caseworker/litigator where she held a varied role dealing with both blue and white collar crime. Cases ranged from kidnapping and high profile historic sex cases, to defending BIS investigations and resolving complex POCA/confiscation matters.

Upon completing Pupillage in-house, Lucky moved to Reading to expand her practice in the Thames Valley and South East where she was instructed in a variety of both legal aid and private cases, including but not limited to:

Appeals to the Crown Court (Conviction and Sentence)
Dangerous Driving
Trading Standards offences
Drugs (PWITS/Being Concerned/Possession/Conspiracies)
Violent Disorder
Criminal Damage
Indecent images

Notable Cases
R v Ellishia Allen.

D murdered her partner in the home they shared when he tried leaving her because of her alcoholism. Issues of Loss of Control and Diminished Responsibility featured. Case featured, as did Michael, in “Women Who Kill” series in USA. (On YouTube, search “Ellisha Allen documentary”).

R v CC.

D and two others were convicted of Murder (the victim being D’s husband) at their original trial, represented by other counsel. Michael represented D in Court of Appeal where the conviction was overturned, despite the fresh evidence not relating to the case specifically, and a retrial ordered. D was ultimately acquitted at re-trial (other two convicted).

R v Ataul Mustafa.

D lured his victim from her family home in Bradford to Derby with the promise of love, but then forced her to submit to wearing traditional Islamic dress to evade his detection for domestic violence. The pathology could not give a specific cause of death and so the case was pieced together from a variety of different sources and was both highly detailed and factually complicated, whilst having considerable cultural sensitivity.

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Springpod Webinar

Miss Lucky Thandi was invited to share her experiences of practice at the Bar and her route to the Bar with students via Springpod.

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