Call Date: 2000

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Abbe is instructed in both defence and prosecution work. This work includes cases of armed robbery, arson, serious violence, drugs, fraud and sex offences.

She is a grade 3 prosecution advocate and is on the CPS rape list. She regularly both prosecutes and defends cases of rape and sexual assault.

Examples of the type of work recently undertaken are: successfully defending a 14 year old boy accused of raping a 7year old. Allegations of sexual assault/attempted rape by a father on his daughter. High profile sexual assault of an MP’s assistant by a male randomly attacking her in the street. She has also recently dealt with a sensitive sexual assault case involving an autistic complainant.

She has prosecuted several multi handed trials. She has appeared as a junior counsel in several high profile cases. She is used to dealing with cases which are factually complex and involve the use of expert evidence, computer evidence and telephone evidence. She has successfully challenged and won cases in which the prosecution heavily relied on DNA evidence.

Abbe specialises in advising on applications to the Criminal Cases Review Commission. She has dealt with a large volume of cases involving Appeals against conviction and sentence. The appeals have involved cases of murder, armed robbery, GBH and large scale drug importations.

Throughout her practice Abbe has also attended on private clients facing prosecution for Road Traffic Offences. She has successfully defended several cases of dangerous/careless driving and has mitigated on behalf of clients and assisted clients facing disqualification. Further she has represented clients appearing in the Coroner’s court.



R -v- D – Sole junior representing a defendant charged with a number of cash in transit robberies, appeared in the Court of Appeal in this case, which became a guideline sentencing case.

R -v- A – led junior in a human trafficking case.

R -v- W – successfully defended an armed robbery in which the allegation involved threats with weapons including meat cleavers.

R -v- H – successfully defended an employer facing allegations of sexual assault.

R -v- R – led junior in a multi rape/multi complainant case.

R -v- T – prosecuted a multi handed fraud conspiracy.

R -v- R – led Junior on a case of GBH on an infant, this was a re-trial after the Court of Appeal had overturned the original conviction.


Member of Criminal Bar Association


Middle Templar Scholar

Red belt Tae-Kwondo.


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