Called to the Bar in 2018
Stacey joined Chambers in Spring 2019 as a third six having successfully completed pupillage in London and became a member of Chambers in September 2019.
Prior to joining the Bar, Stacey was employed by the Crown Prosecution Service in Kent for 18 years, initially as a paralegal and subsequently as an Associate Prosecutor. Stacey appeared daily in court, presenting a wide range of cases, gaining extensive experience of the court and various legal processes.
Stacey on occasion works alongside the Schools Consent Project, who deliver workshops to 14-18 year-olds on the issue of sexual consent and also participates in the Inspiring the Future Programme, providing talks to students about career choices and education routes.
Stacey practises exclusively in criminal law, appearing both for the Prosecution and Defence in the Magistrates, Youth Courts and Crown Courts.
Stacey is developing a busy practice. She has received instructions in a full range of criminal offences including violence, dishonesty and drugs related matters. Stacey is also regularly instructed in cases involving driving related matters.
Cases of Note
R v AR 2020 Defence advocate in a case of failing to provide a specimen of blood in circumstances where he had a reasonable excuse, namely a well established phobia of needles. The accused was acquitted.
R v SR (2020)
Instructed to defend in an application to impose a Sexual Harm Prevention Order. Successfully argued against the suggested terms which restricted the respondents right to engage in sexual activity with a specific category of people and secured a reduction in the length of the order.
R v TM 2019 Successfully argued against disqualification in a case of speeding where the accused fell to be disqualified under the totting provisions.
R v WH 2019 Defence counsel in a case of false imprisonment, assault involving a vulnerable complainant, assaulting a police officer, assault criminal damage. Obtained mixed verdicts, which included an acquittal for the assault against the police officer after she successfully showed the officer to have used excessive force against the accused.
R v H 2019 Defence counsel in a case involving possession of class B drugs in prison. After extensive mitigation, the sentencing court were persuaded to step outside their guidelines and imposed a Conditional Discharge for 12 months.
R v B 2019 Prosecution counsel in a case of failing to provide a specimen. Successfully argued against an abuse of process argument which was made following the police failing to download and preserve the body worn footage which had recorded the incident.
R v M 2019 Acting for the Respondent in an appeal against conviction in relation to public order offences. The conviction from the Magistrates Court was upheld.
R v P 2019 Successful prosecution in a matter involving harassment by an ex-employee of his employers following his dismissal from the company.
R v E 2019 Successfully defended a client accused of assault during a neighbour dispute.
R v W 2019 Represented a defendant charged with possessing a mobile phone in prison. Secured a sentence, after plea, of 4 months imprisonment.
R v B 2018 Successfully defended an individual accused of possession of a bladed article in circumstances where he did not know of the existence of the knife. Defendant was acquitted.
R v S 2018 Secured a sentence of 8 months suspended for 2 years in a matter of Dangerous driving, where the defendant drove for a prolonged period, at high speeds and in a manner in which caused significant danger to other road users.
R v E 2018 Defence counsel in a case involving stalking. Following arguments regarding disclosure, the Crown offered no evidence against the defendant.
2016-2018 – BPP Law School, Holborn – Bar professional Training Course.
Result – Outstanding
2014-2016 – BPP University, Waterloo – Graduate Diploma in Law.
Result – Commendation
2007 – CILEX - Youth Court Advocacy Certificate.
2001 – CILEX - Certificate in Criminal Prosecution.
Certificate of Honour (Middle Temple)
Harmsworth Scholarship (Middle Temple)
Blackstone’s Entrance Exhibition Award (Middle Temple)
Provost’s Award of Excellence
The Vice Chancellors Award, GDL Scholarship
CPS – Advocates Panel Grade 2
Criminal Bar Association
Honourable Society of Middle Temple
Middle Temple Young Barristers’ Association
Kent Bar Mess