Lisa has developed a practice specialising in serious organised crime and serious violence and homicide and defends and prosecutes in equal measure. She is often the go to barrister of choice for those cases where the witnesses or defendants are particularly vulnerable either through mental health issues, learning difficulties or age.

Lisa was called to the Bar in 2011 having been both a defence duty solicitor and a Senior Crown Prosecutor and Crown Advocate for 15 years before that – her experience lends her an insight into practises and procedures that means that no stone is left unturned.

Lisa’s keen interest in progressing social mobility led to her being appointed as Co Chair of the Midland Circuit Social Mobility Committee in August 2023, and she enjoys being an active member of the Midland Circuit Equality and Diversity Committee and the Midland Circuit Women’s Forum.

Key cases & testimonials

May 2023 to date: R v Petkovic & Others – Lisa is presently defending in a 9-handed multi-million pound drugs and guns Conspiracy, involving detailed legal arguments regarding disclosure and procedure.

March -May 2023: In R v Roe & Roe – Led by Silk in a 8 week murder trial where the lay client had a significant learning disability requiring the use of an intermediary during his giving evidence and during Cross Examination. The case involved a cut-throat defence with the defendant’s brother co-defendant.

March 2023: R v B – Prosecution of defendant for s.18 wounding, leaving victim with wound across the entirety of his face, leading to 6 years 6 month sentence of imprisonment.

February 2023: R v B & T – Prosecution of two defendants for false imprisonment, where victim lured into a flat on the promise of sexual activity but who was then subjected to false imprisonment and robbery.

November 2022: R v H – Prosecution of a female defendant for several counts of Perverting the course of justice dating back to 2019 where she had fabricated evidence in order to secure a non molestation order followed by various false reports of breaches of that order. Sentenced to 28 months imprisonment.

Lisa is very thorough in the preparation of any case and always establishes a positive relationship with the client. She is always very well prepared and has a wonderful ability to put the client at ease very quickly. She is confident and always offers sound advice to anyone she represents. Legal 500 2023 Crime (General and fraud)
I would like to sing the praises of the Barrister who represented me. Yet again she was absolutely brilliant, completely professional and got an amazing result!Lay client

Further information

Appointments & Memberships

Member of Lincoln’s Inn

Member of the Midland Circuit

Member of the South Eastern Circuit

Member of the Criminal Bar Association

Chair of the Midland Circuit Social Mobility Committee

Committee Member on Midland Circuit Women’s Forum

Committee Member on Midland Circuit Equality and Diversity

Committee Criminal Bar Representative for Nottingham Law Society

Independent Panel Member and Legally qualified Chair of the Disciplinary Committee for British Canoeing

Independent Disciplinary Panel Member UK Athletics and Home Country Athletics Federations

Grade 3 CPS Prosecutor, Rape and Serious Sexual Offences panel advocate

Chief Constable’s Commendation for outstanding performance and professionalism in Operation Elucidate, prosecuting a historic cold sexual assault case using DNA

Divisional Commander’s Commendation for diligence and professionalism in compiling and prosecuting a defendant for a series of dwelling burglaries (180 burglaries) where the victims were very elderly or otherwise vulnerable