Called to the Bar in 2015
Practice Area: Crime
Samantha joined the bar after spending 17 years as a police officer having achieved the rank of Detective Inspector. Her practice is in general crime with expertise in DNA cases.
Samantha both prosecutes and defends in the Magistrates’, Youth and Crown Court. She has accepted instructions in a wide range of cases from traffic matters to Sexual Offences and Drug Supply cases. She has prosecuted for both the CPS and the National Probation Service.
Recent Cases of Note
R v NN (2017) : Kingston CC: Defended in DNA Dwelling Burglary case. Hung jury. CPS reviewed in light of no case to answer written argument and decided not to proceed to retrial
R v CA (2017): Snaresbrook CC: Successfully defended in case of Possession of Bladed Article
R v Bateman (2017): - Wood Green CC: Defended in a trial for Theft of a Dambusters logbook
R v P (2017) : Successful Automatism Defence in Magistrates’ Court
R v A (2016) : Successful Defence of Duress of Circumstances in Magistrates’ Court
BPTC (Outstanding) BPP
GDL (Distinction) BPP
BA Natural Sciences University of Cambridge
Gray’s Inn (Shakespeare Memorial Scholar, Ann Goddard Scholar)
Criminal Bar Association
CPS Advocate Panel – Grade 3