Vicky is an Associate in the Regulatory team, having joined Kingsley Napley in 2021. She specialises primarily in preparing cases in fitness to practise proceedings on behalf of the Health and Care Professions Council.
 

Vicky qualified as a solicitor in July 2018. Prior to joining Kingsley Napley, she worked for a criminal litigation firm for 6 years. She practiced in all areas of criminal litigation and regularly appeared in the Magistrates’ and Youth Courts. She also represented suspects at the police station, dealing with complex matters and vulnerable clients in difficult situations.

Vicky has vast experience of dealing with complex and sensitive cases, including document-heavy fraud matters and those involving sexual misconduct. She often represented defendants with mental health issues and vulnerable young people involved in trafficking.  As a result, she regularly instructed expert witnesses to assist with cases where appropriate.

Vicky is committed to high standards of case preparation and is able to achieve excellent results through her diligent and efficient work.

Recent Work

  • R v U – Defendant charged with sexual assaults against children.
  • R v R – Defendant charged with serious sexual and assault offences against his partner.
  • R v R – Represented a defendant with severe mental health difficulties charged with a sexual assault against a child. Client was found unfit to plead and received a hospital order.
  • R v W – Conspiracy to defraud, which involved ‘courier fraud’ and at least 25 vulnerable victims. Defendant also had mental health difficulties.
  • R v W – Represented a defendant with mental health difficulties who had stabbed another person. The case attracted a large press interest.
  • R v J – Represented a defendant charged with murder.
  • R v A – Very High Cost Case (VHCC) in respect of fraud allegations involving off-plan properties in the Caribbean sold to investors. This case involved over 2 million pages of defence documentation, which was the largest amount of documentation in one case to ever be tried in England.

 

Professional Societies and Memberships

  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers (ARDL)
  • London Criminal Courts Solicitors’ Association (LCCSA)

 

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