Details of practice

Genevieve practices primarily in criminal and public law, with a particular interest in public inquiries, extradition and judicial review.

Crime

Genevieve regularly appears in both the Magistrates’ Courts and Crown Courts for both the defence and the prosecution.

She has worked on a number of complex financial matters and cases prosecuted by the Serious Fraud Office. She represents individuals charged with a broad range of offences, including fraud and white collar crime, violent crimes, theft, and drug offences.

In addition, she prosecutes cases on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service, National Probation Service and Transport for London.

Public Inquiries

Genevieve has experience working as junior counsel on public inquiries.

She acted as junior counsel to Richard Horwell QC on behalf of the Catholic Archdiocese of Birmingham in the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

She is junior counsel to Ben Brandon in the Undercover Policing Inquiry, acting on behalf of police officers attached to the Special Demonstration Squad who have been granted core participant status.

Extradition

Genevieve appears on behalf of requested persons in extradition cases and provides representation from initial arrest through to full hearings.

Regulatory and Licensing

Genevieve has assisted on police discipline cases and has advised corporations and individuals in relation to safeguarding and DBS requirements.

Genevieve also appears on behalf of Transport for London in licensing appeals in the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court.

Civil Claims

Genevieve appears in both the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court on behalf of the Metropolitan Police Service in applications for civil preventative orders, including Closure Orders and Sexual Harm Prevention Orders.

She regularly represents the Commissioner in high value and complex cash forfeiture proceedings.

Education/professional qualifications

Bar Transfer Test, BPP
Masters of International Human Rights Law, Oxon (Distinction)
Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, College of Law (Distinction)
Combined Bachelor of Arts and Laws, Sydney University (Hons 1)

Winner of the 2017 One Essex Court/Times Law Awards
Winner of the 2014 Oxford Law Society Essay Competition
Finalist, Lawyers’ Weekly Law Student of the Year Award (2014)
Honours Scholarship, Sydney University (2011)
Sydney Lyceum Prize (2010)
Dean’s Scholarship, Sydney University (2008)

Other information

Genevieve is a solicitor qualified to practise in New South Wales, Australia. Prior to joining the bar, she worked for the United Nations Association, Salvos Legal, the Faculty of Law at Sydney University and the Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Australia.