Year of Call: 2020
LLB (Hons) – University of Kent (2013)
LPC – London Metropolitan University (2015)
PSRAS – Qualified Police Station Representative
CLAS – Qualified Duty Solicitor Status
Higher Rights of Audience – BPP Law School (2016
Areas Of Work:
Suzanne is currently a Third Six Pupil at 9 KBW who accepts instructions in the Magistrates and Crown Court.
Prior to being called to the Bar, Suzanne was a solicitor for 5 years and a Higher Court Advocate for the last 4. As a result, Suzanne has gained experience in dealing with a vast range of criminal offences, from a litigation standpoint and as an advocate.
Suzanne has dealt with cases in both the Magistrates and Crown Court covering a range of offences including assault, offensive weapons, burglary, fraud and drug related offences.
Crown Court Cases
R v B
Defended in trial for one count of assisting an offender. This was a multi-handed case at the Central Criminal Court whereby the client had allegedly assisted their co-defendant (attempted murder) by accommodating them after a shooting. The trial lasted 5 weeks and despite a strong case for the prosecution the client was acquitted by the jury.
R v T
Mitigated for a defendant who pleaded guilty to being concerned in the production of cannabis and abstracting electricity.
R v A
Mitigated for a defendant who pleaded guilty to three counts of domestic burglary and breach of a community order.
R v F
Mitigated for a defendant who pleaded guilty to one count of possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
R v C
Mitigated for a defendant who pleaded guilty to facilitating illegal entry into the UK. The Defendant transported a non-EU national into the UK in the boot of her vehicle. The defendant was vulnerable and had been a victim of violence at different periods in their life as well as suffering with their mental health. After mitigation, the defendant was sentenced to a suspended sentence.
R v S
Currently instructed to defend in a trial involving one count of making threats to kill and racially aggravated harassment.
R v B
Currently instructed to defend in a trial involving one count of possession of a bladed article. It is alleged that the defendant did not have good reason or lawful excuse to possess the article.
R v A
Currently instructed to defend in trial involving one count of intending to pervert the course of justice. It is alleged that the defendant falsely stated that they were the driver of a vehicle at the time of a road traffic collision.
R v T
Currently instructed to defend in trial involving one count of being concerned in the production of a controlled drug of Class B.
R v H
Currently instructed to defend in trial involving a number of counts of fraud.
Magistrates Court Cases
R v H
Defended in trial for one charge of driving a vehicle whilst the proportion of a controlled substance was above the prescribed limit. The trial issue was procedural. The client’s case was that two separate specimens of blood were taken at the police station, as opposed to one sample being split into two in line with s.15 RTOA 1988, thus making the sample inadmissible. The client was acquitted.
R v S
Mitigated for a defendant who pleaded guilty to two counts of drunk and disorderly and one count of assault on an emergency worker. After mitigation, the defendant was sentenced to a community order.
R v K
Mitigated for a defendant who pleaded guilty to several counts of driving whilst disqualified, driving without insurance and breach of a community order. The defendant had an extensive criminal record including many driving offences.
R v Q
Mitigated for a defendant who pleaded guilty to two counts of shoplifting. The defendant had previous convictions for similar offences. After mitigation the defendant was ordered to pay a fine.
Ms Suzanne Fewins is regulated by the Bar Standards Board, holds a current practising certificate and her details can be found on the BSB’s Barrister Register https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/regulatory-requirements/the-barristers'-register/
If you are not satisfied with the service that Ms Fewins provides you can make a complaint to Chambers. Information on Chambers Complaints Procedure is available on Chambers website www.9kbw.com/about-us/complaints-procedure
If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from Chambers you may complain to the Legal Ombudsman (This must be done within the time limits set out) The contact details can be found on the Legal Ombudsman’s website http://www.legalombudsman.org.uk/