Alexandra has developed a busy practice covering all matters of:
- General crime.
- Business crime.
- Regulatory and professional discipline.
Here’s what some of those who have worked with Alexandra have to say about her:
“She knows how to prepare a case and has an instinctive feel for good points and bad points. She keeps her eye on the ball. She is also naturally charming”
“Her opening speech was excellent, but her cross-examination was outstanding. It is fair to say that Alexandra courteously and kindly destroyed the defendant in cross-examination, a more vigorous approach would certainly have been counter productive. She gave a mature, convincing, skilful, careful and extremely effective performance”
Professional panel appointments
- Accredited mediator (Regent’s School of Psychotherapy and Counselling).
- Grade 1 Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) prosecutor.
Alexandra receives all levels of Criminal instructions and her work naturally crosses over into the area of Business Crime and fraud work.
Alexandra appears in the Crown Court for both the defence and the prosecution, whilst maintaining a practice in the Magistrates’ Court on a private basis and in relation to youths charged with particularly serious offences.
Alexandra has experience defending and prosecuting the full range of criminal offences, including cases of serious violence, sexual offences, offences related to the possession and supply of drugs and dishonesty offences including theft and fraud.
Alexandra has been instructed to act on behalf of clients facing extradition to Spain, Romania and Nigeria.
Alexandra has experience in family matters, including cases involving non-molestation orders, child arrangements orders and specific issue orders. Alexandra’s status as a trained mediator allows her to make her clients’ experience as straightforward as possible, at what is often a very difficult time.
Alexandra has experience in relation to cases involving regulatory matters and professional discipline. She has presented for the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and assisted in a case against a Mayor facing disciplinary proceedings for misconduct in public office.
Alexandra also has experience in complex cases concerning prosecutions under the food hygiene and health and safety regulations.
Cases of Note
High profile case in the press:
Represented “the naked gardener”, a naturist acquitted after trial in Kent of all 13 counts of public order and breaching a community protection notice http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-kent-38896945
Voyeurism and Indecent Images case:
Secured a community order in a case of voyeurism and possession of indecent images of children http://www.readingchronicle.co.uk/news/14963327.Shocking_discovery_ sees_student_avoid_jail_after_filming_female_housemate_in_toilet/
Successfully defended a client charged with sexual assault on a 13-year-old girl. The client was acquitted after trial in Hertfordshire despite overwhelming evidence.
Perverting the course of Justice:
Secured a suspended sentence following a guilty plea in a case of perverting the course of justice.