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Mary is a specialist criminal practitioner with experience of both prosecuting and defending at all levels of seriousness. She has been instructed as junior alone in cases of manslaughter, attempted murder and serious sexual offences, as well as in cases of serious violence, drug importation and fraud.
She is often instructed in cases where particular
sensitivity is needed in dealing with defendants or witnesses, for example,
when the defendant or witness is young or has mental health problems. She has
also been instructed in cases where witnesses have had particularly traumatic
experiences and careful yet effective questioning was needed.
She has been instructed for both prosecution and defence in cases where intermediaries were used.
Mary has particular experience of serious sexual offences. She has prosecuted and defended cases in which there were a number of complainants, particularly historic cases and cases involving very young children. She has extensive experience of the technical issues that arise in cases involving the downloading of indecent images.
Mary has been led in a number of murders and has often been responsible for the presentation of expert evidence, such as that of the pathologist, forensic scientists, cellsite analysis and computer evidence.
Mary is a Grade 4 prosecutor on both Midland and South Eastern circuits.