Carrie joined Forbes in 2001 as a Police Station Representative, assisting clients who had been arrested and detained at police stations across the North-West of England whilst studying for her law degree part-time at Newcastle University. Thereafter, Carrie became a Trainee Solicitor and qualified as a Solicitor in 2009 before becoming an Associate.
Carrie is a member of the Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme and represents clients who are being interviewed under caution at the Police Station or who are appearing before the Magistrates' Court or Youth Court.
Her experience includes advising those accused of murder, multi-handed drugs trafficking offences, firearms offences, making explosive devices and serious and complex offences of fraud. Carrie also has considerable experience of representing clients in the Youth Court who may have a multitude of personal difficulties and who face complex sentencing exercises.
Carrie has represented clients who have appeared before the Court when the Police have applied for Criminal Behaviour Orders, Domestic Violence Protection Orders and Closure Orders which have been successfully defended.
Carrie believes in continuing to develop herself professionally and is currently studying for a master's degree in the Law of Medicine and Bioethics. This degree will allow Carrie to develop her knowledge and understanding of often complex areas of criminal law such as mental health defences, murder, infanticide and cases involving multiple possible causes of injuries.