Samantha regularly defends clients accused of violent offences in the Crown, Youth and Magistrates’ courts. She has defended in complex and grave cases in the Youth Court, especially in cases involving GBH s. 18, GBH s. 20, robbery and weapons offences.
Featured Violence cases
R v CB (2021)
Secured acquittals at Harrow Crown Court on two counts: assault on an emergency worker and racially aggravated intentional harassment trial. The complainants were police officers.
R v HC (2021)
Secured an acquittal by making a successful submission of no case to answer in a harassment with intent case.
R v JE (2021)
Secured an acquittal in respect of an alleged assault by beating deriving from a ‘road rage’ incident in which a weapon was used. The issue was self-defence.
R v JO (2021)
Persuaded the Crown to offer no evidence to GBH s. 18 and affray charges in the Youth Court by submitting that they could not prove there was a joint enterprise.
R v GE (2020)
Successfully opposed the Crown’s bad character application and secured GE’s acquittal of a domestic common assault.
R v FS (2020)
Secured the acquittal of a youth accused of GBH s. 20 on a joint enterprise basis.
R v OK (2020)
Secured acquittals in respect of two common assaults. The alleged assaults were said to have been captured on CCTV.