Kellie brings with her 17 years of practice and experience after initially qualifying as a Solicitor and then a Solicitor Advocate working for top ranked, Legal 500 criminal firms, IBB Solicitors; ABV Solicitors and Cartwright King Solicitors. Kellie subsequently cross-qualified to the Bar to become a Barrister in 2017.
General Crime –
Kellie’s practice is predominately that of general crime and military law. Her core specialisms are:
- Driving/motoring offences (Private/Legal Aid)
- Public Justice (such as perjury and perverting the course of justice)
- Sex/Indecent images.
Kellie has also defended individuals facing prosecution by various bodies including Department for Work & Pensions (DWP); Department of Innovation and Skills (BIS); Trading Standards; The Environmental Society and the Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (RSPCA).
Alongside her criminal work in civilian courts Kellie represents military personnel. She has represented military personnel at the early stages of an investigation (i.e. interviews under caution conducted by SIB/RMP), as well as Court Martial proceedings. Kellie has advocated on some high profile cases.
She has been described by the Judiciary as “eloquent”, “tenacious” and “courageous” and was listed as a Rising Star by Thomson Reuters Super Lawyers in 2014 and 2015.
Notable Cases –
R v A – Oxford Crown Court; s18 GBH & Attempted Robbery; victim attacked by a gang; multiple stab wounds; ID and presence contested; Crown eventually offered no evidence.
R v S – Guildford Crown Court; s18 GBH, domestic incident in which wife stabbed her husband. Single wound to leg extensive. G plea to ABH; Mitigation resulted in a 12 month conditional discharge.
R v Mcl – Oxford Crown Court; PWITS (Class A); forensic hit on drugs packaging; links to property where drugs found. Previous relevant convictions disclosed to jury. Not Guilty.
R v O – Oxford Crown Court; PWITS (Class A); £4,000 worth of drugs found in kitchen cupboard; accepted possession denied to supply; Not guilty of supply.
R v R – Reading Crown Court; Witness intimidation; Judge initially imposed an immediate custodial sentence. After reflecting on submissions made the Judge ‘rectified’ the sentence and imposed a suspended sentence.
R v G – Oxford Crown Court; sexual assaults and possession of indecent images; G pleas; 3 year community order imposed.
R v J – Reading Crown Court; Possession of indecent images (23,834 plus); various categories; G plea; sentenced to 2 years and 3 months imprisonment.
R v G – Hove Crown Court; successful application to dismiss in a conspiracy to commit s18 GBH.