Marie de Redman

Marie de Redman

Call: 2011

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Marie is a popular criminal junior, appearing on both the South Eastern and Midlands Circuits.

Marie is often instructed in defence matters beyond her call and in recent years, Marie has expanded her defence practice to cover the full range of criminal cases, including Conspiracy to Murder, Rape, Serious sexual assaults on children and vulnerable adults, Serious assaults, Armed Robbery, Firearms offences and multi-handed drugs conspiracies.   Marie is also currently instructed as Junior Counsel for Phase 2 of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.

Marie has a particular talent for engaging with vulnerable clients and/or witnesses and is skilled at providing clear, sensible advice in a manner that engenders trust and inspires confidence.  In Court, Marie establishes a rapport with juries through her measured and calm approach – she argues robustly on behalf of clients without losing the sympathy of her tribunal.  She does not shy away from legal argument and presents both written and oral advocacy with confidence.  The Court of Appeal has praised her for her “helpful and succinct argument” and persuasiveness.

Marie is well versed in arguments regarding service of evidence, including telephone evidence, and disclosure of material.  She works closely with instructing solicitors, engaging often to provide advice and support at all stages of case preparation.

Marie has a reputation as a fair prosecutor and has recently been elevated to the Grade 3 panel.  Recent prosecutions include Sexual Assault, Conspiracy to commit Fraud by False Representation, Robbery, Burglary, weapons offences and revenge porn offences.

Marie also accepts instructions in Prison Law and Mental Health Tribunals. Marie is proud to work within the publicly funded Bar and to accept instructions in legal aid cases.

Marie was the first member of her family to attend university; she feels strongly about social mobility and improving access to the Bar and plays an integral role within our Pupillage and New Tenants Committee and speaking at events organised by the Inns and law schools to encourage young people of all backgrounds to consider a career at the Bar.

Marie is a member of the Criminal Bar Association’s Social Mobility Committee and a Mentor for the Young Legal Aid Lawyers. She has been a Pupil Supervisor since 2020.

 

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Crime Barrister

Notable Cases

Court of Appeal:

  • R v Pritchard [2017] All ER (D) 95; [2017] EWCA Crim 1267:  Successful appeal against an indefinite travel restriction order made as part of a compliance order pursuant to s.13(A) Proceeds of Crime Act 2002. The Court of Appeal gave guidance for the first time on the correct approach to travel restriction orders and held that the indefinite order was not justified and was not appropriate.  Term of the order reduced to 3 years.
  • R v Hall (Alan Wayne) [2015] EWCA Crim 116

Drugs and Organised Crime:

  • Operation Larigan (ongoing) – Stafford Crown Court.  Defending in multi-handed conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs.  Trial postponed as a result of Covid-19.
  • Operation Zumeta (2018) – Birmingham Crown Court.  Defending in multi-handed conspiracy to convey class A drugs into prisons across the West Midlands using drones.
  • Operation Mohawk (2018) – Worcester Crown Court.  Junior Counsel led by Jerry Hayes in this Multi-handed conspiracy to supply class A drugs.  Represented D1, alleged head of the Organised Crime Network.
  • R v S  (2016) – Nottingham Crown Court.  Cannabis factory case.  Defending D1 accused of conspiring with his brother to produce and supply cannabis.

Sexual Offences

  • R v H (2021) – Birmingham Crown Court.  Defending.  Multiple counts of Sexual activity with a child.  Defendant was a secondary school teacher who had formed a relationship with one of his pupils.
  • R v T (2020) – Birmingham Crown Court.  Defending.  Multiple rapes of 15 year old Complainant with mental health difficulties.
  • R v H (2018) – Birmingham Crown Court.  Defending. Client acquitted of Assault by Penetration, alleged to have been committed against a vulnerable adult complainant with learning difficulties and mental health issues.
  • R v D (2018) – Kingston Upon Thames Crown Court.  Defending. Client acquitted of revenge porn offence.
  • R v B (2018)– Wolverhampton Crown Court. Defending. Client acquitted of attempted voyeurism of 10 year old girl in shower at a public swimming baths.
  • R v H (2017)– Wolverhampton Crown Court. Defending.  Client acquitted of both anal and vaginal Rape.  Issue was consent.
  • R v W (2017)– Birmingham Crown Court: Defending.  Client acquitted of sexual assault of 11 year old girl.
  • R v D (2017) – Central Criminal Court. Defending. Client charged with Administering a noxious substance with intent to commit a sexual offence.  Crown persuaded to accept a plea to a common assault.
  • R v X (2015)– Southwark Crown Court: Defending.  Vulnerable client with significant learning difficulties acquitted of sexual assault on a female.

Violence

  • R v H (2020) – Wolverhampton CC: Defending.  Client pleaded guilty to home invasion style robbery where lone female victim was stabbed multiple times.  Judge persuaded not to impose life sentence.
  • R v BS (2019)– Kingston CC: Defending.  Client charged with s.18 Wounding with Intent.  Shown on CCTV footage stabbing vulnerable adult male in the head.  Successfully persuaded prosecution to accept a plea to lesser charge.  Sentenced to 30 months plus an additional 6 months for other offences.
  • R v G (2018) – Leicester Crown Court: Defending.  Client charged with stabbing partner in the chest with a kitchen knife.  Crown offered no evidence after successful application to exclude evidence under section 78 PACE 1984.
  • R v P (2017) – Birmingham Crown Court: Defending.  Client charged with stabbing male in the leg.  Acquitted.
  • R v K & K (2017)– Snaresbrook Crown Court: Prosecuting.  Victim attacked by two males, struck on head with a wheel wrench and punched repeatedly causing bleeding, loss of consciousness and loss of hearing in the right ear as well as post traumatic stress.  Both Defendants convicted.

 

Education & Qualifications


  • London School of Economics : LL.B(hons)
  • BPP: BVC
  • Benefactors Scholar, Middle Temple

Memberships


  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Young Legal Aid Lawyers
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