Details of practice

Eva is developing a broad practice across chambers’ main areas of expertise.

Crime

Eva regularly appears in the Crown Court and magistrates’ courts, for both defence and prosecution.

She represents individuals in respect of a wide range of offences, including offences of violence, sexual offences, firearms and offensive weapons offences, public order offences, drugs offences, and fraud (including confiscation). She has experience representing young defendants, and dealing with young and vulnerable witnesses.  She has been junior counsel in long-running fraud trials, and is currently instructed as junior counsel in a murder appeal against conviction.

When prosecuting, she represents the Crown Prosecution Service, local authorities, Transport for London, the Security Industry Authority, and the Probation Service.

Extradition

Eva appears on behalf of requested persons in extradition cases.

Regulatory and licensing

Eva has acted for the defence on allegations of breaches of fire safety regulations in both magistrates’ and the Crown Court, as well as on charges of breaching street works regulations.

She has prosecuted, on behalf of the Security Industry Authority, offences of using unlicensed private security guards. She appears on behalf of Transport for London in licensing appeals in the magistrates’ courts and the Central Criminal Court.

Civil preventative orders

Eva appears on behalf of the Metropolitan Police Service in applications for civil preventative orders such as sexual harm prevention orders, sexual risk orders, criminal behaviour orders (formerly ASBOs), and closure orders.

Advisory and other work

Eva conducts reviews such as legal professional privilege reviews and disclosure reviews for HMRC and the Metropolitan Police Service. She provides written advice on matters within her areas of practice.

 

Education/professional qualifications

Bar Professional Training Course, City Law School (Outstanding)
MPhil (Cantab) Peterhouse, Cambridge – Criminology (highest mark in year)
MA (Cantab) Peterhouse, Cambridge – Law

Buchanan Prize (Lincoln’s Inn, 2013)
Manuel López-Rey Prize (Cambridge Institute of Criminology, 2012)

Publications

Sexual History Evidence: Fair Game? Counsel Magazine, December 2016

Other information

Before starting pupillage, Eva worked at Norton Rose Fulbright as part of the team which successfully defended an individual on high profile charges of international bribery brought by the SFO. The prosecution offered no evidence in the 7th week of trial.

She was then sole paralegal to the Dispute Resolution Team of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale & Dorr, working on internal corruption investigations and financial crime cases, including the Libor and Forex probes.

During the BPTC, Eva was student advisor at the City University Pro Bono Advice Clinic, and a volunteer case worker for the London Innocence Project.

Languages

Romanian (fluent)
German (fluent)
French (basic)