YEAR OF CALL 2009
MEMBER OF LINCOLN’S INN
LEVEL 3 PROSECUTOR AND RAPE SPECIALIST
Victoria transferred to the Bar in 2009 after having been a solicitor for 10 years and obtaining Higher Rights of Audience in 2006. She practiced for several years, for both defence criminal firms and the Crown Prosecution Service.
Victoria is an experienced trial advocate, who regularly appears in cases where the following allegations are made:
- Rape or Serious Sexual Assault
- Serious Violence
- Indecent images of children
- Possession of Drugs with Intent to Supply and Supply of Drugs
- Proceeds of Crime and Confiscation Hearings.
Victoria has considerable experience of dealing with cases involving child witnesses and vulnerable witnesses including cases which involve an intermediary. She frequently deals with cases involving Mental Health Law having represented patients at Mental Health Review Tribunals, including patients detained on a hospital order with restriction. She has often appeared in “ fitness to plead” matters and “findings of fact” trials.
Victoria regularly deals with domestic violence cases including those which involve serious harm and sexual assault. She was a Led Junior in a murder, which was the result of domestic violence.
Victoria has also appeared in the Court of Appeal and she has experience of completing the Respondent’s notice and grounds of opposition to appeal against sentence, for cases where sentence has been appealed.