Carrie is one of our experienced criminal practitioners with over 20 years' experience and is also a Partner within the firm. She frequently represents clients who are required to attend at the police station, the Magistrates' Court, and the Crown Court. Carrie is also a duty solicitor and represents individuals who are arrested by the Police or who appear at Court without a solicitor and therefore has a large breadth of knowledge of offences.
As one of our experienced advocates, Carrie also conducts inquests for local authorities when there is a potential finding of contributory negligence by the actions of Social Workers. She is also well versed with those cases which have the potential for a coroner making a Prevention of Future Death report which can attract both adverse publicity and scrutiny by the media.
Carrie has obtained a master's degree in Medical law with a focus on coronial law, mental health law and professional regulation and sanctions for members of the medical profession. This has allowed her to have both an enhanced knowledge of the law within those fields which is complimented by her advanced research skills setting her above other professionals within those fields
Carrie has represented members of the medical profession in large criminal inquiries concerning abuse, neglect and assault committed upon patients and is particularly aware of the sensitive-nature and media attention that such inquiries can attract. She is able to represent clients nationally.
Carrie is one of the lead solicitors with the Royal College of Nurses and is frequently asked to represent clients at the both the police station and at Court who are suspected of having committed criminal offences within a medical setting.
One of the main advantages of representation by Carrie is the dual knowledge of both criminal law and professional regulation which can ensure that her clients can remain within the medical profession even when suspected of criminal offences. She is able to represent clients facing regulatory sanctions as well as representing them when under police investigation ensuring continuity and reassurance.
Carrie specialises in some of our most serious and complex cases. She has represented clients who have been charged with murder, complex fraud, serious sexual allegations including trafficking, the supplying and importation of drugs, kidnapping and blackmail. Carrie provides sustained personal attention to her cases from start to finish with a robust approach and has a particular eye for omissions and gaps created by those prosecuting.
Carrie is also a member of The Health and Safety Lawyers Association and Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association.