Letitia has a busy practice across the Magistrates’, Youth and Crown courts, both prosecuting and defending. In addition to Crime, Letitia has experience defending Extradition and civil matters, such as CBOs and DVPOs.
Letitia joined chambers in November 2021. Prior to joining the Bar, Letitia worked as a paralegal at a firm specialising in defending boiler-room fraud and serious sexual offences, as well as private prosecutions. She came to the legal sector after several years working in politics, including as an aide to a senior Member of Parliament.
She is a confident, affable advocate open to both publicly and privately funded instructions.
Recent Notable Cases:
- R v JB (2021) – JB was charged with PWITS Class B (street-dealing). Following written representations, the Crown accepted alternative pleas to Offering to Supply on a social supply basis and JB was sentenced to a Community Order.
- R v AS (2021) – AS was convicted of Driving whilst Disqualified and sentenced to a Community Order with an 18-week tagged curfew. At appeal on sentence, Letitia persuaded the court to remove the curfew requirement.
- R v MH (2021)- Letitia argued that activating MH’s 24-week SSO would be unjust despite him breaching it after recent imposition by similar re-offending. The breach was marked by way of fine only.
- R v SL (2021) – SL faced charges of public order offences. On the day of trial, Letitia was successful in excluding a confession attributed to SL by a police officer. SL went on to be acquitted of both charges despite the evidence of three witnesses.
- R v TMJ (2020) – TMJ appeared before the court charged with his 3rd offence for Possession of a Bladed Article and having previously breached the SSO imposed for his 2nd like offence. Successfully argued that imposing the mandatory minimum sentence would be unjust and the court imposed a 6-month SSO.
- R v MM (2020) – MM pleaded to a serious ABH in which the complainant suffered facial injuries. Letitia prevented committal for sentence and secured MM a SSO.
- R v NL (2020) – NL, who had severe learning difficulties, was charged with public order offences for allegedly making sexual gestures at a 14-year-old girl. Letitia was able to negotiate the Crown Offering No Evidence in exchange for a restraining order on acquittal.
- R v TG (2020) – TG was acquitted of two charges of Assault an Emergency Worker in after Letitia argued that officers had acted in breach of PACE.