Becky Owen

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Becky was called to the Bar in 2007 and is a Member of Middle Temple.

Specialisations :

  • Crime

Qualifications :

LLB Law (2:1) GDL (Compensation), BVC (Very Competent)

Profile :

Becky is a self-employed barrister with a strong civil service background. Upon leaving university Becky joined the BT graduate training scheme and spent the next 7 years negotiating and delivering multi-national contracts in a variety of market sectors across the globe.  In 2004 she took a one-year scuba diving sabbatical before returning to college to complete the GDL and BVC.  Following her call to the Bar in 2007 she completed pupillage with the Crown Prosecution Service and until 2015 worked in a range of frontline prosecutorial roles: delivering charging advice to the police, presentation of cases in all types of hearings in court (including trials), and the management of a range of serious and complex casework.  Becky has extensive experience in all criminal matters ranging from road traffic offences through to serious indictable only allegations and accepts instructions for both the prosecution and defence.  Client’s welcome her pragmatic and insightful approach to evidence and litigation, which, coupled with her court room skills, delivers results.

 Notable Cases :

  • R v I and others: multi handed drugs operation involving complex disclosure issues, witness anonymity, tasked witnesses and police surveillance powers
  • R v F and others: fraud committed by banking sector employees involving abuse of process based on promise not to prosecute
  • R v L: prosecution of a pharmacist under the Medicines Act which resulted in a clarification of the law in the Court of appeal
  • R v G: prosecution of UK’s most prolific bird egg thief and first ASBO for wildlife offences
  • R v S: non-accidental head injury case involving a baby
  • R v R: fitness to plead and stand trial
  • R v S and others: ill treatment and neglect by nurses of dementia and geriatric patents in hospital
  • R v W and D: attempted murder of a stranger by stabbing
  • R v X and others: 16 handed prosecution of youths for violent disorder in Stratford Westfield Centre
  • R v W and others: “organised” sham marriage case in which W “sold” sister to facilitate unlawful immigration
  • R v C: rape prosecution

 Memberships :

 Criminal Bar Association

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