Milly Blunttrainee solicitor

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    Milly Blunt

    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.

    Recent Cases

    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.

    R v MS [2018] – Our client was charged with communicating false information, namely a bomb hoax, after he allegedly left a bag at a pub and told the manager that there was a bomb in it. We conducted various defence enquiries to support our client’s instructions and he was ultimately acquitted.