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Rebecca Da Silva

Practice Summary

Rebecca practices in all areas of criminal defence and prosecution work.


Rebecca joined Citadel after the successful completion of her pupillage in April 2019.

She graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a First Class Honours (LLB Law), followed by a distinction in her Masters (MA Criminology and Criminal Justice) before completing the Bar Professional Training Course at Nottingham Law School.

Following her studies, Rebecca was employed at The Johnson Partnership Solicitors, Nottingham working in the Crown Court Department preparing serious criminal cases.

Practice Areas

Rebecca is instructed in a variety of criminal proceedings including both defence and prosecution work in the Crown Court, Youth Court and the Magistrates’ Court, as well as appearing before the appellate Court.

She has also appeared on behalf of the Home Office, HMRC and the Probation Service.

Rebecca also accepts instructions in licensing and regulatory matters including Alcohol and Late-Night Refreshment Licences as well as matters involving Health and Safety, Food Standards and Trading Standards.

Other Notable Cases:

R v B (2019) Instructed in a S.18 wounding with intent involving a vulnerable defendant with learning difficulties.

R v K (2019) Successful Appeal against Conviction in relation to a case of driving a motor vehicle while using a hand-held mobile telephone, contrary to Section 41D of the Road Traffic Act 1988 and Regulation 110 of the Road Vehicles (Construction and Use) Regulations 1986.

R v N & M (2019) Successfully appeared in the Court of Appeal on a case involving an assault on a 14-year-old. This involved arguments on the interplay between the Assault and Child Cruelty Guidelines.

R v A & Others (2019) Successfully defended an application brought on behalf of the Chief Constable of Derbyshire for a Sexual Risk Order against a number of defendants who were said to have been a part of a sexual grooming ring involving underage girls in Nottingham and Derby.

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