Phoebe Colemansolicitor

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    Phoebe Coleman

    Phoebe joined Sonn Macmillan Walker as a paralegal in February 2019, completed her training contract with us, and qualified as a solicitor in March 2022. She is part of Crown Court team.

    Phoebe graduated from the University of Cambridge with a degree in Law in 2018. During the course of her studies she received three academic awards from Magdalene College. Phoebe has worked exclusively in crime since graduating, assisting on serious matters from murder to modern slavery cases.

    Alongside preparing her own cases, Phoebe supports head of litigation Amy Cox on serious and complex matters. Phoebe has shown a willingness to fight for the disclosure of large volumes of raw data, and the ability to tackle this complex evidence once it is served.

    At Sonn Macmillan Walker, she has shown a commitment to client care, approaching each client with patience, kindness and pragmatism. She is passionate about understanding the perspectives of her clients and ensuring they feel supported throughout their interactions with the criminal justice system.

    What client's are saying

    “Also can I just say a big thank you to all of you for the hard work, help and support and getting me to a position I’m happy to accept. Thank you all.” Client, 2022.

    “After my previous experience of law firms, it is refreshing to be treated so well and I will have no hesitation in recommending your services in the future. Thank you.” Client, 2022

    “I would please ask you to recognise and thank Phoebe and Amy from the bottom of my heart. Phoebe has worked so hard on this, she is professional and pleasant to deal with, has great attention to detail and has gone above and beyond in achieving this result. There is no doubt she has a very promising career ahead of her.” Client, 2022.

    “I would like to thank you and Amy for all the support and guidance throughout this period and for answering all my questions – it’s much appreciated.” Client, 2022.

    “Phoebe Coleman – always helping”. Client, 2022.

    “Phoebe thank you so much for the work you put in you are on point, you guys are wicked, thanks for getting me bail, for chasing the cps, the crown, for always returning my calls and messages, updating my family as well and writing to me. I’m so happy thank you. Big up Phoebe Coleman. Big up Amy Cox. Big up Sonn Macmillan Walker.” Client, 2021.

    “Well done Phoebe. That is a great result (from, let’s face it, what seemed like a less than promising starting position) and purely down to all your hard work in the preparation.” Counsel, 2021.

    “Excellent service and support from Amy Cox & Phoebe Coleman.” Client, 2021.

    “A job well done by you and the team. Thank you and please pass along my appreciation to anyone included…Massive weight lifted.” Client, 2020.

    “Both Nick and Phoebe have been brilliant through the whole process and are great assets, please express my thanks to both of them.” Client, 2020.

    “I wanted say a special thank you to Phoebe for helping me resolve this case quickly. I was completely impressed by your communication skills and dedication in doing your work. You always called me back and email to update me on the development of the case.” – Client, 2019.

    Recent Cases

    R v M (2022) Our client pleaded guilty to one offence of theft committed in breach of a suspended sentence order made by the Court just 6 days prior to his release. Despite 29 previous convictions including 6 for theft in the last 2 years and multiple breach offences, we managed to avoid the activation of the suspended sentence and our client was released. Click here to read more.

    R v B (2022) Our client was accused of aggravated burglary. Following in excess of 10 expert reports, our client received a special verdict of not guilty by reason of insanity and a hospital order. Her second case was discontinued following our written representations. Click here to read more.

    R v T (Enforcement) (2022) – Our representations succeeded in avoiding the imposition of a 12 month default sentence, in relation to a client whose confiscation order had been unpaid as to 100k for 3 years. We persuaded the prosecution to accept an offer to buy our client’s house which would allow his wife to remain living in the property. Click here to read more.

    R v H [2021] Following written representations, the Crown offered no evidence in respect of allegations of theft and possession with intent to supply class A drugs. Click here to read more.

    R v F [2021] Our client was charged with possession with intent to supply Class A. Following a written representations, the Crown accepted a guilty plea to simple possession and our client avoided a custodial sentence. Click here to read more.

    R v J [2020] – Our client pleaded guilty to possession with intent to supply Class A and Class C drugs. Following extensive mitigation, our client was sentenced to a suspended sentence. Click here to read more.