Pump Court

Madeleine Deasy

Call 2018
  • CPS Panel Advocate Level 2
  • Second Assistant Junior of the South Eastern Circuit
  • Advocate Panel Member
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Law in Sport
  • Women in Criminal Law
  • Young Legal Aid Lawyers
  • Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Gray’s Inn
  • Bar Professional Training Course with Masters of Law (Very Competent & Distinction), University of Law
  • LLB (First Class), University of Liverpool

Scholarships / Awards

  • Frank Quickfall Scholar, Gray’s Inn
  • Best Academic Performance in Law & Social Justice: Sports Law, University of Liverpool
  • Winner of University of Liverpool Mooting Competition
  • Vulnerable Witness Trained (February 2021)

Instructing Madeleine Deasy

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Madeleine Deasy 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, money-laundering, fraud and dishonesty, offensive weapons, drugs supply, domestic violence and motoring offences. Instructions are accepted on a private as well as publicly funded basis.

Madeleine is consistently instructed in matters for youths 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.

In additional to her criminal practice, Madeleine has participated in multiple document and disclosure reviews, including on behalf of the FCA and for the Brook House Inquiry. Further, Madeleine has an expanding practice in professional discipline, appearing regularly as a case presenter for the NMC.

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

Practice Areas

General Crime

Madeleine has a diverse defence practice appearing for defendants at trial, sentence and other preliminary hearings in the Crown, Magistrates’ and Youth courts. Madeleine has a growing practice defending clients facing serious charges such as drugs supply, grievous bodily harm and robbery with complex mental health issues and backgrounds. As such, Madeleine is exacting in her approach to ensure all issues requiring psychiatric or psychological assessments and referrals in respect of issues of modern slavery and exploitation are addressed to ensure the full participation of a defendant. In 2021, Madeleine completed the Vulnerable Witness Training Course at Middle Temple on behalf of ICCA.

As a Grade 2 CPS Prosecutor, Madeleine regularly accepts instructions for matters in the Crown Court including committals for sentence, appeals and preliminary hearings. Madeleine has been instructed as a disclosure junior on a multi-count indictment, including arson with intent to endanger life, affray and possession of an offence weapon. The case concerned complex arguments in respect of disclosure and admissibility of third-party material as well as police investigative material in respect of counter and historic allegations.

Madeleine also appears on behalf of the Crown in the Magistrates’ and Youth Courts, with particular experience of prosecuting ‘technical driving’ matters as well as cases of domestic violence, dishonesty and sexual offences at summary trial. In addition, Madeleine appears regularly on behalf of the National Probation Service in respect of Crown Court breach proceedings and Transport for London.

In terms of quasi-criminal matters, Madeleine has experience in both applying for and resisting applications for Sexual Risk Orders, Criminal Behaviour Orders and Closure Orders.

Notable general crime cases

R v D

Acquittal on two charges of PWITS A, following successful deployment of s.45 Modern Slavery Defence despite negative NRM referral.

R v H

Successful submission of no case to answer in case of two charges of youth robbery, involving cross examination of youth complainants. D admitted presence but denied involvement.

R v F

Successful submission of no case to answer in case of three charges of criminal damage following successful exclusion of DNA evidence identifying defendant by virtue of s.78 PACE.

R v EA

Successful representations to the Crown concerning the public interest of pursuing charges of driving without due care and attention and failing to stop where it would be oppressive and disproportionate in light of D’s mental health.

R v SA

Successful submission against activation of suspended sentence order as unjust in all the circumstances where D had committed 6 offences similar in gravity and seriousness during the operational period of the order.

Fraud and Financial Crime

As a led junior, Madeleine has acted for the defence in multi-handed cases of money laundering resulting from predicate offending involved cannabis production and human trafficking. As a junior alone, Madeleine has appeared in matters of possessing criminal property and fraud by false representation, including dealing with Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings. Madeleine was successful in a submission of no case to answer in respect of two charges of fraud by false representation, following cross-examination of records of accounts and extensive WhatsApp communication. Madeleine also has significant experience prosecuting offences of fraud at summary trial.

On behalf of the Financial Conduct Authority, Madeleine is participating in an extensive disclosure review concerning a high-profile investigation into the circumstances of the sale and financial promotion of investments. The investigation continues in conjunction with the Serious Fraud Office.

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. Of note, Madeleine was the sole paralegal on a professional negligence class action of 80 claimants concerning trans jurisdictional tax advice.

Professional Discipline

Madeleine is regularly instructed as a case presenter for the Nursing and Midwifery Council, in front of the Fitness to Practice Committee, Interim Orders Committee and Registration Appeals Panel. In conducting substantive, interim and appeal hearings, Madeleine frequently presents cases involving sensitive and complex clinical material as well as those involving the need to examine multiple and, often vulnerable, witnesses.

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