Area(s) of Practice Criminal Defence
Phone 07885 885 891
Rebecca Connolly is a Criminal Duty Solicitor.
Having previously worked for Hamer Childs Solicitors in Worcester for 11 years, Rebecca qualified as a Legal Executive and became Police Station Accredited in 2006. At this time, she worked as part of Hamer Childs Crown Court department, where she handled serious cases including murder, rape, conspiracies to supply drugs and complex fraud cases.
Due to her work in the Crown Court department and at the Police Station, when Rebecca qualified as a Solicitor in 2010, she already had a great deal of experience in criminal matters. Although Rebecca still does some work in the Crown Court, she now predominantly works in the Magistrates’ Court, where she represents clients in all aspects of criminal law, from murder to motoring matters. Rebecca particularly enjoys representing clients in relation to benefit fraud matters and has achieved great success for clients in this area.
Rebecca also has experience of defending prosecutions such as Environmental matters and matters under the Education Act.
Rebecca prides herself on her attention to detail and her ability to put clients at ease with her friendly approach. This attention to detail has given her tremendous success in some very serious and complex cases over the years. These skills have given Rebecca a particular expertise in dealing with clients who are vulnerable either due to age or mental health.
R v J: A 16 year old girl was arrested for murdering her father and Rebecca dealt with this matter at the Police Station and through to the Crown Court. The young girl was charged with murder, however Rebecca drafted a successful bail application and she enjoyed bail throughout her case. Rebecca was an integral part in discussions with the Police and CPS, which resulted in the charge being reduced to manslaughter. The young girl was eventually sentenced to a non-custodial sentence by way of a 3 year Youth Rehabilitation Order.
R v A: A 13 year old boy with learning difficulties was arrested for Rape of a 12 year old boy who also had learning difficulties. Rebecca dealt with this matter at the police station but also at the Youth Court where it was originally kept by the District Judge. Rebecca drafted a basis of plea for the young boy, which after discussions with the CPS was accepted. The District Judge then committed the case to the Crown Court for sentence and the youth was sentenced to a non custodial sentence by way of a 3 year Youth Rehabilitation Order.