Ria is a bright and tenacious defence barrister and sought after jury advocate. She prides herself on persuasive advocacy and attention to detail.
She is highly skilled in identifying and advancing legal arguments and works tirelessly in seeking the best outcomes for her clients. She has a no-nonsense approach to advice and is thorough in her case preparation.
Ria is extremely personable and well liked by her clients and all those she works with. She is reliable and diligent both as junior alone and when being led.
She is an experienced junior in serious multi-handed trials and her practice includes a wide range of offences including murder (as led junior), serious and organised crime, firearms, drugs, serious violence, financial crime and sexual offences.
Ria is also regularly instructed to work on public inquiry cases, recent examples including Grenfell and the Post Office ‘Horizon’ case.
Prior to joining the Bar, Ria worked as a paralegal and accredited Police Station Representative at a Criminal Law firm. Her client care is second to none.