Milly joined Sonn Macmillan Walker in April 2018 a Paralegal. She started her training contract with us in September 2020. She assists the head of litigation Amy Cox in a broad range of criminal defence work.
Milly graduated with a First-Class Honours degree in Psychology and Criminology from the University of Southampton in 2017. She was awarded a Career Guarantee Scholarship from BP University and has since completed her Graduate Diploma in Law. She is currently studying the Legal Practice Course part-time while she continues her work in the Crown Court Department at Sonn Macmillan Walker.
Milly has recently started attending the Police Station and has already amassed a great deal of experience assisting clients who have been arrested.
Milly has assisted on a variety of cases, including those involving large-scale drugs operations and serious violence, and complex fraud with vast quantities of pages of prosecution evidence. She is adept at getting to grips with complicated fact patterns and explaining the evidence to clients clearly and concisely. Milly also has experience dealing with Magistrates’ Court cases, Confiscation proceedings, and applications for Criminal Behaviour Orders.
Milly’s calm professionalism and friendliness are regularly commented upon by clients and counsel. She prides herself on her client care, patience, and attention to detail.
R v E (2021) We argued that our client had no hidden assets to satisfy a confiscation order for over £400,000. After lengthy negotiations with the prosecution, the benefit figure was reduced to £153,686.28 and the available amount was reduced to just £15,000. Click here to read more.
IS v O (2021) Prosecution for 9 offences including 4 offences of high value fraud was dropped against our client following a written abuse of process argument. Click here to read more.
R v K (2021) – After a 10 day trial involving a successful legal argument regarding significant comments on arrest, our client was acquitted of serious sexual offences, avoiding a potential sentence of life imprisonment. Click here to read more.
R v Z (2021) – Following detailed written representations, two charges were replaced with with a caution for drugs offences and discontinuance for taking a pedal cycle without the owner’s consent. Click here to read more.
R v K (2020) – Our client, with others, was accused of taking the complainant from one location where he was stripped, assaulted and held against his will for a number of hours. Our client was acquitted of all charges he faced.
R v BH (2020) – Our client was one of two defendants charged with the attempted murder of a prison officer at a high security prison. Make-shift weapons were used during the attack, and it was suggested by the prosecution that the attack was terrorist motivated.
R v TMB (2019) – Our client pleaded guilty to escaping lawful custody after escaping from Police who had arrested and handcuffed him. We gathered various mitigation documents and character references to assist with sentencing. Our client received a 12-month community order.
R v ICW (2019) – Our client was charged with two counts of wounding with intent on two random members of the public. Numerous psychiatrists were instructed, who concluded that our client was unfit to stand trial due to his serious mental health problems. A finding of fact hearing took place and our client was ultimately given a hospital order.
R v VA (2019) – Our client pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply cannabis and cocaine, and four counts of offering to supply cannabis and cocaine. We drafted a basis of plea which submitted that our client was supplying the drugs to a close group of friends only which was accepted by the prosecution. We were also able to persuade the Prosecution to drop a more serious charge of concealing criminal property. We obtained medical evidence, character references, and mitigation documents to assist with sentencing, and managed to secure our client a suspended sentence. Click here to read more.
R v JB (2019) – Our client was one of twenty-two defendants in a large-scale drug and firearms conspiracy in Liverpool. We instructed various defence experts including forensic experts and a firearms expert to help our client’s case.
What people are saying
“As a receipt of Legal Aid, I have never felt undervalued by SMW” Client, 2021.
“With regards to my ongoing POCA confiscation order, she [Milly] has worked tirelessly to ensure I am always kept in the loop with any updates, and in a similar vein with progress reports on the current charges I face. Her research into possible flaws in the prosecution argument in my ongoing case has even drawn praise from my barrister, Nick Cockrell. In summary, and whatever the outcome of my upcoming legal argument and POCA hearings, Milly Blunt is an outstanding individual who represents your firm with distinction, and it is only right that she is recognised for her work” Client, 2021.
“I felt at ease and was given good solid advice”. Client, 2021.
“Milly was fantastic, very professional polite and courteous. She gave me all the right advice and helped put my mind at ease at a very stressful time. I’m very grateful to her and the firm for providing me with a top class and professional service. Again thank you very much.” Client, 2021.
“Great service, on the ball and very helpful. Thanks Milly” Client, 2021.
“I would like to take this opportunity to send my sincere thanks for your help with this situation , Especially how quickly you responded and help put myself at ease it was very much appreciated” – Client, 2021.
“Alex and Milly are excellent at their job. Made me feel comfortable and very helpful. I am grateful. Many thanks.” Client, 2020.