Lynne is a highly respected jury advocate, whose practice encompasses regulatory offences and all areas of serious crime, predominantly sexual offences, drugs and fraud. Lynne is a Grade 3 prosecutor. She has a special flair for dealing with serious sexual offences and has a wealth of expertise in this regard.
With an ability easily to gain the confidence of and quickly establish a rapport with lay and professional clients as well as witnesses, Lynne has a wealth of experience with defendants and witnesses who are young, vulnerable and have a range of medical and mental health difficulties.
A robust advocate, Lynne tirelessly fights her lay and professional clients’ corner. She is meticulous in preparation and detail; a persuasive advocate who receives the respect of both lay and professional clients and the tribunal she appears before.
Lynne comes from a military and medical background, having been a serving officer in the regular Army for eight years. Lynne also trained as a nurse and midwife. Her experience of Army life means that Lynne has a detailed understanding of military procedure and the courts martial system. Clients can only gain from her knowledge of the courts martial procedure as she previously sat as a member of the Courts Martial Board and, in private practice, has been instructed regularly in court martial proceedings.
Lynne accepts instructions under the Public Access Rules, for those clients who do not wish to employ the services of a solicitor.
Areas of practice
- RGN – 1987
- RM – 1990
- LLB (Hons) – 2001
- Dip in Prof Legal Studies – 2002
Associations and memberships
- Criminal Bar Association
- South Eastern Circuit
- Essex Bar Mess
- CPS Advocate Panel Grade 3
R v S – 2019/20 – Junior alone instructed to defend a care worker charged with theft of monies from a vulnerable adult.
R v M – 2019/20 – Junior alone instructed to defend a case involving serious (historic) sexual offences against a family member.
R v W – 2019/20 – Junior alone instructed to defend a case where the defendant is charged with an allegation of assaulting a health care professional by way of needle stick injury.
R v S – 2019/20 – Instructed for the Respondent in an appeal to the Upper Tribunal Lands Chamber. The case involved £500,000.00 of financial penalties awarded against a company and director of the said company. The First Tier Tribunal remitted the case directly to the Upper Tribunal given that this was somewhat of a test case; it was the first case to be decided under this regime.
R v T – 2019 – Junior alone instructed to defend in a case where the Crown Court Judge sat as both a Circuit Judge and as a Judge Advocate, to deal with civilian and military offences committed within and outside the jurisdiction of the UK. This was the first time a case had been dealt with in this way. The case involved serious (historic) sexual offences against family members.
R v R – 2019 – Junior alone instructed to defend in a multi-handed case involving knife point robberies of young men.
R v M – 2019 – Junior alone instructed to defend in a case involving sexual allegations against a gamer who had a social media following of tens of thousands of people.
R v S – 2019 – Junior alone instructed to defend a care worker charged with theft of monies from a vulnerable adult.
R v P – 2019 – Junior alone instructed to defend a young defendant charged in multi handed case with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs (amongst other things)
R v W – 2019 – Junior Defence Counsel instructed to defend a former choirmaster facing a twenty count indictment, alleging historic penetrative sexual activity involving four former choirboys.
R v W – 2019 – Junior alone instructed to defend in a complex case involving seven defendants, involving high value thefts and handling of high value goods.
R v P – 2018 – Junior alone, instructed to defend a high profile case of historic sexual allegations and child abuse, involving five defendants.
R v F – 2018 – Junior alone, instructed to prosecute historic allegations of penetrative sexual activity with a child.
R v D – 2018 – Junior alone, instructed to prosecute a high value, complex multi-handed VAT fraud.
R v W – 2018 – Junior alone, instructed to defend a health care professional indicted with misconduct in public office.
R v E – 2018 – Junior alone, instructed to defend a senior non-commissioned officer of allegations relating to misconduct in public office.
R v S – 2018 – Junior alone, instructed to defend a fraud case involving a vulnerable victim.
R v P – 2018 – Junior alone, instructed to defend a prison officer charged with sexual offences against those he worked with.
R v G – 2017 – Junior alone, instructed to defend allegations of penetrative sexual activity with a vulnerable complainant.
R v R and ors – 2016 – Junior alone instructed to prosecute a multi-handed high value cigarette importation, involving complex areas of both UK and EU law.
R v P – 2016 – Junior alone, instructed to defend historic allegations of penetrative sexual activity with males.