Adrienne is a non-member partner in the Criminal and Road Traffic Departments. Adrienne studied law at the Southbank University and completed the LPC. She completed her training contract at Hickman and Rose, qualifying in 2000, it was there that Adrienne was made a non-member partner. She then joined TV Edwards in 2008.
Before becoming a solicitor, Adrienne worked as a resident social worker in a secure unit for boys.
Area of Specialism:
Criminal Work: Adrienne runs a varied caseload of Magistrates Court, Crown Court and Court of Appeal Cases. Adrienne often takes on very serious cases including allegations of Murder, Rape and serious assaults. These complex cases require thorough preparation. Adrienne uses a wide network of experts in fields ranging from CCTV enhancement, facial recognition and cell site analysis.
Adrienne regularly appears at the Magistrates Court.
Road Traffic Work: Adrienne regularly receives instructions from insurance companies in relation to Road Traffic Offences and often represents defendants involved in fatal accidents whilst driving for work. Adrienne works very closely with experienced Counsel. Adrienne is known for her thorough and detailed case preparation, including instructing accident reconstruction experts where necessary.
Other: Adrienne is a supervisor and works closely with our trainee solicitors during their training contracts.She is also a member of the user group at Highbury Corner Magistrates Court.
Interests: When not in the office Adrienne enjoys hiking. She has visited Mount Snowden and Ben Nevis to name a few.
Qualifications: Police Station Representative, Duty Solicitor
R v S - Successfully defended her client facing an allegation of murder. The victim was stabbed to the head after gaining entry to the defendant’s squat. The jury accepted that the defendant had acted in self-defence.
R v W - The defendant faced an allegation of murder after another male died in a fight. The jury accepted that the defendant acted in self-defence.
R v B - Acquittal for defendant accused of violent disorder following police attendance at a rave.
R v C - Client accused of assault and possession of an offensive weapon. The case was discontinued following representations and psychiatric evidence obtained by the defence showing the client was unwell.
R v C - defendant was acquitted of causing death by dangerous driving after his vehicle collided with a caravan.
R v N (2012) - Successfully defended client accused of causing death by careless driving whilst driving a lorry. A cyclist has passed on the inside of the lorry and was crushed. Defendant acquitted.
R v H (2011) - Client was acquitted of death by careless driving after a cyclist was knocked down at a double roundabout. The defence presented evidence of the likely route taken by the cyclist.
R v C (2010) - Defendant charged with causing death by careless driving. Defendant had reversed from a driveway onto a main road and there was a collision with a motor cyclist. The Crown asserted that the passenger should have acted as a banksman - this was successfully refuted and the client was acquitted after a successful half time submission.
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