Abigail was called to the Bar in 2017 and joined Chambers in 2019 upon the successful completion of her pupillage under the supervision of Alex Greenwood and Lucy Crowther.
Abigail studied Law at the University of Southampton before completing the BPTC at Cardiff Law School, obtaining an Outstanding. Prior to commencing pupillage Abigail worked for a year as a fee earner at a national law firm based in Cardiff carrying out her own litigation work.
Abigail accepts instructions in all Chambers’ practice areas. Abigail regularly prosecutes on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service in a wide range of cases in the Magistrates Court, Crown Court and Youth Court. She is a CPS Grade 2 Prosecutor.
Abigail also undertakes defence work and represents clients both in the Magistrates Court and Crown Court. She has represented clients in legal applications concerning orders such as Anti-Social Behaviour Injunctions and Community Protection Notices.
Abigail prosecutes on behalf of Local Authorities and has also represented individuals in proceedings against authorities such as Social Care Wales.
R v Le, Donovan-Harris & Morgan (2021) Birmingham Crown Court - Abigail was instructed as disclosure counsel in a multi-handed firearm murder involving issues of public interest immunity, the admissibility of anonymous hearsay relied upon by a gang expert and a successful appeal against a terminatory ruling on the application of R v Gnango and R v Jogee.
R v AA (2021) Swansea Crown Court - Abigail is currently instructed in an appeal against a SHPO imposed 4 years after the Appellant committed a qualifying schedule 5 offence when no further offences have been committed in the meantime.
R v Midgley McDonald (2020) Leeds Crown Court - Abigail was led by Hashim Salmman in a complex Fraud trial involving consideration of over 35,000 pages of prosecution evidence.
R v Aldobhani & Others (2019) Cardiff Crown Court – Abigail was instructed as disclosure counsel during proceedings in which 3 Defendants were convicted of Murder and a further Defendant was convicted of Assisting an Offender.
APPOINTMENTS & MEMBERSHIPS
CPS Grade 2 Prosecutor