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Margo is a pleasure to work with, a fearless and passionate advocate who leaves no stone unturned when defending her clients” – instructing solicitor.
“Margo’s combination of sharp intellect and a patient, empathic approach have helped us to feel so supported and strengthened during scary court proceedings. My brother is very vulnerable and I do not think any other barrister would have been able to develop the trusting relationship with him that Margo did” – family member of lay client.
“I think you did brilliantly. You really cared. I would certainly be proud if I were you” – lay client.
Margo has defended in criminal courts at all levels up to the Court of Appeal.
Margo has a busy Crown Court practice in general crime with particular expertise in charges arising from protest and trafficking.
Her knowledge of several areas of law and grounded approach make her a good choice for clients with complex needs and vulnerabilities. She is alert to the immigration implications of criminal charges, as well as the potential to launch civil claims against the police or prisons following criminal charges.
Margo regularly appears in the First Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal in appeals concerning asylum, humanitarian protection, family and private life claims, medical claims, and EUSS claims.
She is regularly instructed in immigration related Judicial Reviews, including urgent challenges to deportation and unlawful detention, as well as challenges to delay. She is also instructed in civil claims arising out of historic unlawful detention.
Her knowledge of criminal law gives her a particularly detailed understanding of routes to resist criminal deportations.
Margo was part of a team that successfully secured interim relief from the ECtHR against Greece, requiring it to transfer seriously ill individuals from Lesvos to the mainland for medical treatment.
Margo advises on civil claims, including actions against the police.
She accepts instructions in the Employment Tribunal, and regularly provides advice and representation on employment law matters for a trade union.