Ceri Harrison (Maternity Leave)

Crime


Before joining 12CP Ceri worked as a legal assistant at William Bache Solicitors, where she handled a caseload of serious criminal cases, predominantly involving sexual abuse allegations (especially historical) and cases involving infant deaths.

She developed considerable expertise in dealing with medical experts and clinically complex areas of law such as ‘shaken baby syndrome’ and salt poisoning, in term of trials, appeals and Criminal Cases Review Commission applications.

At 12CP, Ceri prosecutes mainly in the Crown Court.

She is a Grade 2 Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service and regularly conducts trials and ancillary hearings in all areas of criminal law.

Ceri also regularly defends in criminal matters, in the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court, developing particular expertise in road traffic matters and special reasons hearings.

Ceri’s research skills mean that she particularly enjoys dealing with complex and novel issues of law, and of statutory interpretation, ranging from the Magistrates’ Court to the High Court.

Due to her expertise in mental health law, Ceri is experienced at dealing with clients requiring additional support, including those with mental health difficulties, youths, the elderly and those with cognitive impairments.       

Regulatory and Local Government


For some time Ceri has been working for the Serious Fraud Office as part of their Disclosure Panel.

She completed her Pupillage with the Treasury Solicitor’s Department and has spent time working ‘in house’ for local authority clients – most recently for Wiltshire County.

Ceri has therefore gained experience in all areas of Regulatory work and can bring a real understanding of clients’ needs.

 

Property and Social Housing


Ceri is regularly instructed to represent Housing Associations at possession hearings, gas injunctions and anti social behaviour injunctions, including breaches and committals.

Ceri also undertakes written work, drafts pleadings and gives advice in these areas.

Ceri has a particular interest in anti social behaviour work involving complex mental health issues and hopes to develop this and her housing practice in general.