Elizabeth receives instructions in all areas of crime both defending and prosecuting. Since completing pupillage under the supervision of Rachel Faux in 2015 she has been instructed to prosecute and defend in both Magistrates and Crown Court matters and is a Level 2 prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service.
Recent instructions have included cases concerning violence, burglary, robbery, drugs (possession, supply and importation), sexual offences, road traffic offences, escape from custody, money laundering and fraud. She is regularly instructed to conduct Crown Court trials and has experience of cases involving intermediaries, mental health issues, proceeds of crime and applications to dismiss. She is currently instructed as junior counsel in the prosecution of a multi handed conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.
Before joining Chambers Elizabeth worked in the legal department of a local authority assisting in the preparation of prosecutions. Prior to that she worked for a leading firm of solicitors investigating and preparing cases on behalf of the Nursing and Midwifery Council. She trained as an Appropriate Adult and Panel member for the National Youth Offending Services. She also worked as a school volunteer assisting children and young adults with special educational needs and is particularly interested in cases concerning vulnerable individuals with mental health and learning difficulties. Elizabeth is a qualified mediator and joint winner of the 2011 UK Student Mediation Competition. She represented the United Kingdom in the 2011 International Competition in Paris.
– R v L W (2017)
Defended an allegation of handling stolen goods. Sole defendant to pursue trial in a multi-handed conspiracy to steal and burglary case. Defendant acquitted after trial by jury.
– R v C P (2017)
Prosecuted an absent defendant on trial for robbery and several counts of attempted robbery with young witnesses before the Recorder of Manchester. Defendant convicted of all counts and subsequently apprehended and sentenced to 7 years’ custody.
– R v C R (2017)
Defended allegations of common assault and theft. Acquitted of both counts after trial, the Jury having been directed by the judge to
return a not guilty verdict for common assault at the close of the Crown’s case.
– R v K M (2015)
Defended a Crown Court appeal against three convictions for public order matters with young witnesses. Two of the three convictions overturned following successful submission of no case to answer.