Stephanie prosecutes for CPS London and the surrounding Thames Valley area. She has authorised charges against suspects, directing a prosecution from its inception. She is familiar with drafting disclosure management documents and approaches cases with a sense of fairness and objectivity. This complements Stephanie’s defence work: Stephanie has defended clients charged with inflicting serious violence and possession of firearms with intent to endanger life.
Notable Crime cases
R v Basilwudike (2021)
secured 4 robbery convictions following threats to stab and use of firearm against 4 teenage boys. Intermediary appointed for Defendant requiring compliance with ground rules questioning. Defendant pleaded on first day of trial.
R v Middleton (2020)
successfully prosecuted Defendant charged exposure on a bus. Immediate imprisonment imposed.
R v Ejem (2019)
secured 2 convictions for sustained domestic ABH and perverting the course of justice. Rigorous cross-examination exposed psychological, emotional and ultimately physical abuse levelled against vulnerable complainant through painstaking analysis of chat logs and text messages.
R v N (2019)
defended s.20 GBH where Defendant alleged to have punched and broken Complainant’s jaw outside a nightclub.
R v Chugtai (2019)
sole prosecution counsel in trial severed from multi-handed conspiracy to defraud the ‘Redundancy Payment Service’.
R v Balciunas (2019)
junior defence counsel in multi-handed, widespread conspiracy to ring and sell stolen vehicles with theft value exceeding £700,000.
R v Mcleod and Ors (2018)
junior prosecution counsel in multi-handed conspiracy to defraud ‘Redundancy Payment Service’. (Op. Chum). Fraud value exceeded £700,000. 9 convictions secured; POCA proceedings followed. Also acted as junior counsel in linked VAT fraud, where first Defendant claimed in excess of £100,000 in VAT refunds following death of Director. (Op. Curate).
R v Rogers (2018)
sole prosecution counsel in aggravated burglary involving imitation firearm and pepper spray.