Megan joined chambers in September 2023 after successfully completing her pupillage. During pupillage, she shadowed members of the criminal department in a variety of criminal cases.
Megan prosecutes in both the Magistrates and Crown Court on behalf of the CPS and the National Probation Service on a regular basis. In the Crown Court she has prosecuted sentences and appeals concerning sexual offences, indecent images, drugs supply, offences against the person and harassment/stalking/breaches of restraining orders.
Additionally, Megan is instructed by Greater Manchester and Lancashire Police in cases involving applications for forfeiture under the POCA provisions, Sexual Harm Prevention Orders (SHPO), Domestic Violence Protection Orders (DVPO) and variations of Sexual Risk Orders (SRO). She also undertakes Legal Professional Privilege reviews for GMP.
Megan regularly represents Defendants before the Magistrates Court in a variety of matters including at trial for offences against the person and driving offences. She has appeared in the Youth Court, most recently for a sentence of possession of bladed articles resulting in a Hospital Order.
Megan has a growing Crown Court defence practice and has recently been instructed in a controlling and coercive behaviour trial. She is also instructed on a sentence for offences of sexual assault on a child, indecent images cases and in appeals against sentence.
Prior to pupillage, Megan worked in a solicitor’s firm specialising in public law family cases. Megan also worked as a personal assistant to a Great British Special Olympian, so has experience working with individuals with complex needs. She has volunteered as a pro-bono caseworker at Leeds Free Legal Representation on a variety of employment law and social welfare benefit matters – dealing with vulnerable and anxious clients.
In her spare time, Megan enjoys swimming and water polo, cooking and dining out at as many new restaurants as possible.
R v MA and MA – prosecuted a multi-handed drugs supply sentence. Both Defendants were sentenced on the basis of category 2 leading role and received sentences of 80 months custody.
R v TS – mitigated on behalf of a defendant being sentenced for possession of indecent images of children, resulting in the imposition of a suspended sentence order.
Lancashire Constabulary v TJ – represented Lancashire Constabulary in an application to vary a Sexual Risk Order to impose, amongst other requirements, polygraph testing for risk management. The application was successful.
R v DA – prosecuted a CFS for breaches of SHPO and PTPH/sentence for indecent images with a complicated chronology, sentenced to a total of 3 years imprisonment.