Bridie is a Senior Associate who specialises in defending cases of fraud and white-collar crime. She has also been involved in proceedings brought by regulatory bodies and carries out pre-charge investigations on behalf of corporates and individuals suspected of criminal and/or regulatory offences.
Bridie predominantly works in the Corporate Crime and Financial Crime department. She enjoys untangling complicated material and is quickly able to identify the critical issues in her cases. Her background in Mathematics is advantageous when cases require the forensic analysis of financial documents.
Bridie has a passion for client care and takes a pragmatic and considered approach to all cases she is instructed in.
Bridie is regularly instructed in complex Proceeds of Crime Act matters, including section 22 applications. She has also been instructed in many cases involving serious crime and vehemently believes that every type of case should be defended properly and tried fairly.
She is described by her peers as having abilities beyond her years of experience and is praised for her level-headed and logical approach to problems.
Bridie is a member of the professional groups, Women in Criminal Law and the Female Fraud Forum.
R v A
Company director accused in case concerning £100+ million in evasion of customs duties.
R v C
High value fraud concerning secondary ticket market. Emerging area of law.
R v K
Company director accused in multi-handed fraudulent trading and evasion of excise duty and VAT. Significant issues surrounding mental health.
R v S
High value complex fraud concerning the sale of carbon credits to consumers.
R v S
Multi-handed fraud against Howden’s Joinery.
R v D
POCA with £1m + in available assets. Confiscation order involving hidden assets significantly reduced.
R v H
High value fraud involving complex medical issues.
R v B
High value conspiracy to multi-handed commit fraud.
R v A
Multi-handed participation in a fraudulent business and money laundering offences which involved complex disclosure issues.