Year of Call 2004



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Areas of Practice

  • Crime


  • 2018 – First Tier Tribunal Judge

Professional Memberships

  • Criminal Bar Association, Fraud Lawyers Association, Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association


Abigail is a highly experienced counsel specialising in all serious crime with particular expertise in drugs and firearm conspiracies, serious violence and murder, environmental crime, and fraud, including all related proceeds of crime proceedings and ancillary orders. Abigail is known for her meticulous preparation, engaging advocacy style, and careful client care, particularly when representing defendants with learning difficulties or ASD. Abigail has also appeared in many serious sexual offence cases and is experienced in s.28 hearings.

Notable Cases

R v MM (2022) – Lead counsel for the first defendant £14million property fraud and money laundering. Acquitted on all counts

R v NA (2022) – Attempted murder and s.18GBH. Acquitted on all counts

R v LA (2021) – Lead counsel on conspiracy to commit murder

R v GB (2021) – Dt with brain damage charged with grooming and attempting to meet a child following grooming. Acquitted on all counts

R v MH (2021) – Conspiracy to possess firearms with intent to endanger life. Plea to possession accepted prior to re-trial.

R v SH (2021) – Historic abuse allegations from 1970s. Acquitted on 5 counts convicted of(2 on a re-trial.

R v JM (2019) – Stansted 15 case. Protestors indicted with endangering life at an aerodrome. Convictions overturned on appeal

R v KH (2019) – Dt with learning difficulties facing 3 counts of conspiracy to supply several kilos of Class A drugs. Acquitted on all counts

R v VS (2018) – Junior counsel on gang murder

R v EW (2017) – Junior counsel on “baby shaking” murder

R v DT (2013) – Dt faced a benefit figure of £1.4 million. Reduced to £0.

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