Maeve is an Associate in the Criminal Litigation team with a range of experience advising individuals, including young people, and corporate clients.

Maeve has represented clients on a wide range of general crime matters including serious road traffic, public order, allegations of serious violence and both historical and current sexual offences. She is instructed on cases ranging from the initial stages of criminal investigations through to trials, including working on a number of Crown Court matters since qualification.

Maeve has a particular interest in the international dimension of criminal cases and advises individuals in respect of extradition requests and challenging INTERPOL red notices. 

Prior to joining Kingsley Napley, Maeve worked in Brussels for the NGO Fair Trials International and has held paralegal roles in Leigh Day and Hodge, Jones and Allen Solicitors. She is a member of Amicus-ALJ and spent 7 months in Atlanta, Georgia as a legal intern assisting capital defence attorneys on death penalty cases.

Maeve read law at King’s College London and obtained a distinction in the LPC from BPP Law School in 2016.

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Proceeds of Crime and Money Laundering

Recent years have seen considerable growth in this practice area, following the introduction of new measures designed to tackle illicit finance and the increased attention of enforcement agencies.

Account Freezing and Forfeiture Orders, and Cash Seizure

Tackling illicit finance and the proceeds of crime is a government priority and law enforcement focus.

AML Compliance

Ensuring that the UK financial system is an increasingly hostile environment for illicit finances is a key government priority.

Restraint Orders, Confiscation and Third Party Rights

We advise individuals and corporates in relation to restraint orders and third party applications in respect of property caught by restraint orders.

Unexplained Wealth Orders

UWOs are used by law enforcement agencies to require an individual to prove that a particular asset was obtained through legitimate means.

Extending Moratorium Periods

Another feature of the Proceeds of Crime Act that can have the unwelcome effect of freezing property is the 'moratorium period'

International Protection

Our International Protection group offers comprehensive multijurisdictional advice from our specialist immigration, criminal and public law teams.

Criminal Litigation

Our criminal lawyers are astute, supportive and highly sophisticated, particularly known for providing strategic, sensible and practical advice.

Criminal Defence and Police Investigations

From police station representation and advice to restraint and confiscation proceedings, we are proactive in achieving the best outcomes.

Assault, Murder and Other Offences Involving Violence

Our lawyers have a wealth of experience in dealing with allegation of serious crime including offences against the person such as assault, murder and manslaughter throughout the life of a case from the police station through to trial.

Youth Crime and the Law

Our experienced youth crime lawyers are committed to understanding your child and finding a solution that protects their reputation.

Sexual Offences

We deal with the highest profile and most sensitive cases, providing expert advice and support to both individuals and companies.

Serious Road Traffic Offences

The law relating to driving offences is amongst the most complex in criminal law. Many people rely on their vehicles for their jobs or their families. Losing your licence can have devastating effects on all aspects of your life. Should you find yourself subject to a police investigation or summons, it is vital that you obtain professional legal advice as quickly as possible.

International Crime and Extradition

Criminal law is increasingly an international concept with cross-border implications. Knowing your rights and options is essential.


An Interpol Red Notice can severely inhibit a person’s liberty, and have drastic consequences for a person’s reputation. We can assist in Red Notice cases by engaging with Interpol either prior to or following the issue of a Red Notice.

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Youth Justice: Is reform on the way for young people who turn 18 while in the criminal justice system?

Return to sender: Illegal waste exports are returned to the UK

Outcome 22: are the police utilising this important diversionary tool or leaving it on the shelf?

Stop and Search: can we continue to justify the use of this police power?

The Coronavirus Bill: Can justice be done by video link?

Review of the reforms to pre-charge bail – is the law the problem?

On the cliff edge: Do we need formal sentencing guidelines for ‘young adults’?

Eastenders explores rape: Part 5 - what happens when a complainant wants to "drop the case"?

Negotiating a new extradition process post-Brexit: lessons to be learned from the European Arrest Warrant experience

Tongue splitting, ear removal and branding - the limits of consent as a defence to extreme body modification (Part II)

Eastenders explores rape: Part 4 – what happens when someone is accused of rape?

Financial Crime: Analysis of firms' data – first report

EastEnders explores rape: Part 3 – witness interviews

EastEnders explores rape: Part 2 – reporting a rape

EastEnders explores rape: Part 1 - consent is more complicated than ‘yes’ or ‘no’

#PrideMatters Left on the cutting room floor: Where is LGBTQ representation in film?

Serious and organised crime threats to the UK: 2018 and beyond

Sexting: “Outcome 21” - a solution or part of the problem?

Tongue splitting, ear removal and branding - the limits of consent as a defence to extreme body modification

Share scheme fraudster pleads guilty to perverting course of justice in proceeds of crime case brought by Financial Conduct Authority

Subject Access Requests under the GDPR: What employers need to know

IWD: ‘Male feminists’ – controversial, contradictory or comrades in the fight for gender equality?

Maternity Action report finds ‘unfair redundancies are forcing new mothers out of work’ – is it time for legislative change?

Vaginal mesh implants: Parliament set to debate the use of controversial vaginal mesh implants

Coping with brain injury: The impact of acquired brain injury on families and caregivers

Life in Limbo: The realities of being a Refugee in the UK

‘Gross failings’ by medical staff lead to another child fatality from sepsis – is enough being done to stop this happening again?

IWD: Taking on Trump: What was the point of the Women’s March?

Local authorities roll out new streamlined services for British citizenship and Permanent Residence applications

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