“They are extremely competent in their legal and strategic advice, their files are very well prepared and they have some of the hardest-working and most dedicated solicitors that I have ever worked with”

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“They are able solicitors, who are hardworking and understand what is necessary tactically in preparation to advance a case”

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“The solicitors are approachable and care about the clients”

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With over 18 years’ experience of criminal defence work, Claire represents clients facing the full range of criminal allegations and has developed a particular speciality in representing clients who face allegations under the Sexual Offences Act 2003 including; possession of Indecent Images, Sexual Assault, Grooming and Rape. She is experienced in representing clients who are young, vulnerable or suffer from mental health issues

Noted for her calm, reassuring and meticulous approach to handling sensitive cases, Claire’s considerable experience enables her to provide the support that clients who face devastating allegations require, which alongside an incisive, analytical approach to dissecting a Prosecution case ensures that clients receive the highest standard of client care and dedication to protecting their interests.

Whilst Claire’s practice is increasingly focussed on representing clients facing allegations in the Crown Court she is regularly instructed to represent professional clients on a private basis who face a wide range of matters at the Police Station and Magistrate’s Courts.

Claire’s non-exhaustive case list below illustrates the success she has had when representing clients facing allegations as diverse as murder, rape, sexual assault, GBH, Theft, Fraud, Benefit Fraud and Death by Dangerous Driving.

Sexual Offences Cases

R v J – Isleworth Crown Court

The defendant was charged with two counts of rape against a female. It was alleged that he broke into a female’s house and raped her in her bedroom. Case discontinued after significant pressure put on the Prosecution.

R v W – Case ongoing – Isleworth Crown Court

A historic rape case dating back to 2003. Defendant faces three counts of rape, five counts of indecent assault and one count of sexual activity with a child. The victim is now an adult and ABV Solicitors are heavily involved in advancing legal submissions and obtaining expert evidence.

R v A – Case ongoing – Isleworth Crown Court

This involves an allegation of rape of a male by another male in a hostel. The defendant wholly denies the allegations which involves forensic evidence and involved a complex issue regarding the defendant’s age at the time of the alleged offence.

R v A – Case ongoing – Isleworth Crown Court

The defendant is charged with sexual assault and indecent exposure on an aircraft against
a female victim. The case involves exploration of the defendant’s mental health condition and may involve possible issues concerning the defendant’s fitness to plead.

R v Q – Case ongoing – Isleworth Crown Court

This case is brought by a young victim who alleges she was sexually assaulted by a taxi driver. The case is wholly contested by the defendant who is a man of good character.

R v W – Lincoln Crown Court

A highly publicised and topical case regarding ‘revenge porn’ in which the young defendant faced allegations of threatening ex-girlfriends (under 18) with the release of their naked images unless they had sex with him or paid him. This case involved careful handling and expert negotiation skills where the Defendant.

R v M – Isleworth Crown Court

A defendant of previous good character faced proceedings for possession of several thousand indecent images of children, including a large number of the highest category images. The defendant received a suspended sentence.

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