Victoria Smith-Swain

Call 2008

smithswain@exchangechambers.co.uk

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Criminal

Vicky is a specialist criminal practitioner acting for both the prosecution and defence. She has significant experience across the full spectrum of criminal matters including:

• Dishonesty and fraud offences

• Violent offences, ranging from common assault to murder

• Sexual offences

• Drugs conspiracies

• Public order offences

• Road traffic offences

• ASBO and football banning order applications

• POCA applications and confiscation enforcement proceedings

• DWP and local authority prosecutions

Vicky brings a clarity of thought and expression to the advices she drafts on appeal against conviction and sentence. She represents clients on appeal where she is the original trial advocate, but also represents those clients who wish to seek alternative representation for their appeal.

Criminal Cases

R v S – represented a male charged with aggravated burglary, causing grievous bodily harm (s.18) and affray.

R v C – represented a female who was jointly charged with three others for witness intimidation.

R v H – represented a male charged with multiple counts of burglary. The case involved complex footprint analysis and extensive legal argument over bad character and the admissibility of cell site data.

R v N – represented a male charged with a mortgage fraud.

R v G – represented a female in contested confiscation proceedings involving a million pound benefit figure and multiple shared assets.

R v S – represented a male at trial charged with racially aggravated threatening behaviour and assault.

R v F – represented a male at a newton hearing dealing with three offences of possession with intent to supply heroin and supplying Class A drugs.

R v A – represented a male jointly charged with a cash in transit robbery.

R v H – represented a male charged with causing a police officer serious bodily harm by dangerous driving.

D v RSPCA – represented a male in his appeal against sentence for multiple charges of animal cruelty.

R v W – represented a female charged with conspiracy to burgle 14 properties, theft from multiple motor vehicles and converting criminal property. The case involved complex expert evidence regarding the open access architecture of Gumtree and internet cookies in order to establish who placed the adverts selling the stolen property.

R v R – prosecuted a male charged with the production of, and possession with intent to supply, Cannabis.