Michelle is a barrister specialising in crime at No5 Chambers.
She read Law and German at University, studying not only English law but also German and European legislation. Whilst at Nottingham Law School, Michelle was awarded the Ropewalk Prize for Mooting.
Michelle has extensive experience in the Crown court conducting trials and mitigations. She has dealt with a panoply of cases as both a prosecutor and defender ranging from Murder to rape to large scale drug smuggling and VAT fraud.
She undertakes private Magistrates court work and specialises in careless driving cases that have resulted in death or serious injury.
Michelle is a Grade 4 Prosecutor and is also on the Attorney General’s prosecuting list. She is regularly instructed by the Complex Casework Unit and prosecuting division for the Serious Organised Crime Agency to prosecute large scale, multi handed cases involving complex legal issues. Michelle is the Junior of choice for many senior members of chambers and is renowned for her team player attitude, taking responsibility for the case as a whole when required.
Michelle has dealt with many confiscation hearings for both Prosecution and defence, often in cases involving multi million pound claims. She is experienced at drafting skeleton arguments and researching new areas of law in order to achieve the best outcome for her clients.
She is also instructed in cases defending Police officers charged with criminal offences. She is renowned for her client care skills and ability to relate to people from all walks of life.
Michelle often deals with inquests from which criminal proceedings could or do arise. She is well versed in the best manner to protect clients from potential criminal liability.