Sally Howard qualified in 1987, and is a court and police station Duty Solicitor, as well as having a large and loyal following, won over the years by her reputation for meticulous preparation and attention to detail.
Sally has experience in all aspects of magistrates court work, and has covered everything from murder, to minor public order, and particular expertise in judicial review work, and- successfully challenging CPS decisions to prosecute.
She volunteers as general adviser for York CAB, with special interests welfare benefits and immigration, and she is a member of both Justice and the Legal Action Group.
R. v M - Arson with intent to endanger life. Fire set in block of flats. Defendant with serious mental health issues.
R. v S - Possession with intent to supply class A drugs by university student at music festival. Drugs purchased off the Dark web. Sentencing guidelines suggested immediate custody avoided with community sentence.
R.v T - Romanian national charged with rape.No evidence offered when prosecution disclose detrimental material on day of trial.
R.v W and S - Two of a group of youths charged with causing over £28000.00 of damage to heritage steam railway. Sentenced to community penalties.