Madeleine has a busy criminal practice in which she both prosecutes and defends in the Crown, Magistrates’ and Youth Courts.
Madeleine is regularly instructed in a wide range of criminal matters, including sexual offences, domestic violence, fraud and dishonesty, offensive weapons, drugs supply and motoring offences. Instructions are on a private as well as publicly funded basis.
Madeleine is consistently instructed in matters for youth and defendants with a range of vulnerabilities. Of note, Madeleine recently secured an acquittal in a case of supplying class A utilising the s.45 Modern Slavery defence despite a negative NRM finding.
Prior to commencing pupillage at 2 Bedford Row, Madeleine was employed by Mishcon de Reya as a paralegal within the Business Crime and Tax Litigation teams. Madeleine assisted in the defence of cases prosecuted by the Serious Fraud Office and HM Revenue & Customs.
Madeleine has a diverse defence practice appearing for defendants at trial, sentence and other preliminary hearings in the Crown, Magistrates’ and Youth courts. Madeleine also has experience dealing with quasi-criminal matters including resisting applications for Sexual Risk Orders, Criminal Behaviour Orders and Closure Orders.
In February 2021, Madeleine completed the Vulnerable Witness Training Course at Middle Temple on behalf of ICCA.
As a Level 1 CPS Panel Advocate, Madeleine regularly prosecutes matters across the Magistrates’ and Youth Courts. Madeleine also appears on behalf of the Crown in appeals to the Crown Court as well as committals for sentence.
Madeleine has particular experience of prosecuting ‘technical driving’ matters as well as cases of domestic violence, dishonesty and sexual offences at summary trial.
Madeleine also regularly prosecutes on behalf of the National Probation Service in matters of breach proceedings in the Crown Court.
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