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Tilly graduated from the University of Leeds in 2019, with an LLB in Law.
After leaving University, Tilly joined the Proceeds of Crime department as a Team Support Assistant, supporting the POCA Team as they dealt with complex POCA, Ancillary and Enforcement cases. In this role, Tilly’s was recognised by colleagues and clients for her diligence and attention to detail, receiving feedback from clients who said “Tilly was a fantastic assistant. Excellent.”
As a Paralegal, Tilly now works alongside Leah and Fiza on a broad range of Confiscation matters, including applications for contested Confiscation Orders as well as Ancillary Applications arising following the making of a Confiscation Order.
Tilly is also able to assist Defendants who receive applications to revisit historical Confiscation Orders under Section 22 of the Proceeds of Crime Act and is particularly astute at identifying flaws and issues in such cases at an early stage.
In a recent case, R v M, Tilly assisted a client who had received notice of the Crown’s intention to apply under Section 22 POCA 2002 for an uplift of the available amount, the client having accumulated modest savings in a personal account. Whilst copies of the application were awaited from the Prosecution, Tilly was able to anticipate the key issues in the case, making various disclosure requests, which led to the Crown abandoning the application entirely.
In this case, Mr M commented that “Tilly was brilliant.”
Tilly is quick to build rapport with clients and has been commended by clients for her assistance and support on their matters.
Tilly also handles a number of the department’s enforcement cases, assisting clients when their matters are listed in the Magistrates’ Court for consideration of activation of the default sentence.
Tilly’s methodical, meticulous, and organised approach to case handling means that she provides excellent service to her clients. Her Team Support Assistant and Paralegal experience is of great value, particularly in assisting Leah on the department’s more complex matters.
Tilly is progressing in her legal career with a view of qualifying as a solicitor in the near future. Her interests lie within POCA and Criminal Law.
Tilly is also a member of the Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association.