Legal limbo for children: The risks of turning 18
Áine acts for individuals under investigation, including at the police station, in a broad range of criminal matters, including: assault, drugs, firearm offences, sexual offences, and serious violence.
She has extensive experience representing children and young people, particularly in relation to online and sexual offences arising out of “sexting” behaviour. She is committed to ensuring the relevant authorities recognise and respect the special rights afforded to children who find themselves within the criminal justice system. She is particularly interested in campaigning work in relation to the age of criminal responsibility in England and Wales and improvements to the criminal records system for children and young people.
Áine has particular expertise in advising on the international dimension of criminal cases and advises individuals in respect of mutual legal assistance (MLA), extradition requests and Interpol notices. Recent cases involved requests from USA, India, Sweden, Malta, Hungary, and Russian Federation.
Her financial and business crime experience includes investigations and prosecutions brought by the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), US Department of Justice (DoJ) and the Serious Fraud Office (SFO) in relation to cartel, anti-money laundering and anti-bribery and corruption investigations and has written extensively on anti-bribery laws in England and Wales.
Her experience spans a range of industries and she regularly carries out internal investigations in corporate matters where there are allegations of wrongdoing and/or suspected criminality.
She was part of the team working on the LIBOR II trial which involved allegations of a conspiracy to manipulate the LIBOR rate in which the client was acquitted after a trial lasting nearly 4 months.
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