Abigail White

Year of Call: 2000

Abigail has extensive experience prosecuting and defending in a wide range of serious and complex cases. Abigail is a Grade 3 Prosecutor and is regularly instructed to prosecute multi-handed cases involving the importation of drugs, armed robbery, firearms, fraud, false imprisonment, child cruelty and serious violence.

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Overview

Abigail has extensive experience prosecuting and defending in a wide range of serious and complex cases.  Abigail is a Grade 3 Prosecutor and is regularly instructed to prosecute multi-handed cases involving the importation of drugs, armed robbery, firearms, false imprisonment, child cruelty and serious violence. Abigail also has considerable experience in fraud cases.

Professional panel appointments

  • Abigail is a Grade 3 Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

Additional information

Abigail is an active member of Lincoln’s Inn and has been involved in advocacy training for bar school students at residential courses alongside the Judiciary and senior members of the Bar.

Abigail has also been awarded two gold medals for speech by the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Art.

Professional Memberships

  • The Criminal Bar Association.
  • Lincoln’s Inn.

Crime

Abigail is often instructed in complex and serious criminal cases, and she has extensive experience prosecuting and defending in a wide ranging cases in the Crown Courts in and around London and Kent.

Abigail is a grade 3 prosecutor for the CPS, and her practice is mainly prosecution led.  Abigail has experience of multi-handed cases involving the importation of drugs, armed robbery, firearms, false imprisonment, child cruelty and serious violence. Abigail also has considerable experience in fraud cases.

Abigail often advises in cases involving complex disclosure issues and has successfully dealt with a number of recent cases involving PII.

Abigail is also experienced in cases involving the Proceeds of Crime Act and has recently successfully obtained an order for the confiscation of hidden assets in Suriname.

Cases of Note

R v Bryant

Prosecution in a historic sex case involving numerous issues of disclosure relating to the complainant’s medical and social services records dating back over twenty five years. Following successful legal argument Counsel for Relate and the Social Services were ordered to disclose the relevant material to the Police.

R v Ahmed, Adeyemi

Prosecution in a conspiracy case involving the importation of Class A drugs from Cape Verde through a British Carrier company.

R v Boaca (and others)

Prosecution in a seven handed conspiracy case relating to thefts from members of the public on the London Undergound by a group of Romanian nationals over a substantial period.

R v Elliott (and others)

Defence in a cut throat case of violent disorder involving multiple co-defendants and issues relating to non-disclosure of material in possession of the police.

R v Ejeta

Prosecution in a case of possession of firearms with intent to endanger life involving complex legal argument on the admissibility of forensic evidence.

R v Horton

Prosecution in a child abuse case which involved obtaining disclosure of expert’s reports and statements relating to parallel care proceedings in the Family court. Advice was then given to call these experts in the Criminal proceedings which resulted in a successful conviction.

R v Richmond, Tume and Seed

Prosecution in a case involving multiple knife point Robberies and a number of complainants over a period of time. The case involved legal argument over the admissibility of evidence relating to breaches of the code of practice in identification parades.