Overview of Practice
Vanessa’s practice includes acting as Junior Counsel in murder cases, other crimes of violence, sexual offences, and fraud cases ranging from fraud by false representation all the way up to VHCC cases. Her daily practice consists of dealing with serious violent offences and drug related offences. Her practice over the years has involved working with and against the Serious Fraud Office, the Financial Conduct Authority and the National Crime Agency.
Vanessa was called to the Bar in 2008. Vanessa has a Master’s degree in Criminal law from UCL, where she examined and drafted a thesis on the ongoing issue of ‘stop and search.’ She also drafted a lengthy thesis on Honour Crimes and Killings within the UK. Vanessa works closely with the charity Centre for Women’s Justice on a regular basis.
Prior to coming into Chambers, Vanessa also qualified as a Solicitor in 2012, and has litigated on a wide variety of cases over the course of her practice. As a result of this, she is able to work well with Solicitors and provides guidance from both a litigious and adversarial perspective, when instructed upon cases.
Vanessa is currently seconded to the Financial Conduct Authority whilst maintaining her practice.