Rachel is part of the Crown Court team at Sonn Macmillan Walker. This means that she is normally working from the office where she can give her clients the attention their cases deserve.
Rachel has been a defence solicitor for over ten years. During that time she has obtained experience in going to the police station and court. She has very extensive experience preparing Crown Court cases.
She joined Sonn Macmillan Walker towards the end of 2014 to work in the Crown Court department, assisting clients both on a private basis and under the legal aid scheme. Her clients receive a high level of service.
Her case volume includes all types of offences from theft, sexual allegations, drugs offences and fraud, representing both individual defendants and multi handed matters that involve thousands of pages of evidence.
Rachel is known for her dedication. She makes sure all avenues are pursued in preparing a case, and always keep clients up to date every step of the way. Rachel’s manner puts clients at ease and she makes it clear they are being listened to: she will treat you with the utmost respect. She aims to explain all aspects of your case in a simple and easy to understand way, even where the evidence is complex or difficult.
R v A (2023) – Our client was acquitted of s18 GBH and false imprisonment following a 5 day trial. Click here to read more.
R v L (2023) Our client’s basis of plea was in a £2 million motor vehicle fraud and he was sentenced to a suspended sentence. Click here to read more.
R v O (2023) HMRC offered no evidence against our client after a 10 day trial on several counts of mortgage fraud. Click here to read more.
R v A (2023) Our client was accused of rape and fraud offences. He was acquitted of rape after trial, and convicted by majority of the fraud offences only. Click here to read more.
R v X (2022) Our client was accused of racially aggravated threatening behaviour and assaulting a police officer during a football game at Wembley Stadium. Following detailed written representations, the Crown offered no evidence. Click here to read more.
R v X (2022) – Our client was acquitted of murder and convicted of manslaughter, thereby avoiding the mandatory sentence of life imprisonment with a minimum term of 30 years for murder with a firearm. Click here to read more.
R v X (2022) – Our client was found in possession of 37kg of cocaine and charged with concern in the supply of class A drugs. The prosecution accepted his basis of plea and he received a sentence of 3 years imprisonment. Click here to read more.
R v D (2022) – Following the instruction of multiple experts, the CPS accepted a guilty plea from our client to manslaughter by reason of diminished responsibility, after killing his mother. Click here to read more, and click here for national news coverage.
R v W (2021) – Our client was unanimously acquitted of importing class A drugs valued at £1 million into the UK. Click here to read more.
R v J (2021) – Our client was accused of 2 counts of causing GBH with intent, following the alleged stabbing of a father and son. Our client successfully raised self-defence and was acquitted of both offences. Click here to read more.
What people are saying
“Rachel is a highly experienced solicitor in the area of
mental health and serious crime. The fact that she deals
with reliable experts means that her cases progress
quickly and thoroughly. In this way her clients do not
suffer from further delay in bringing their cases to
conclusion. Rachel has been exceptional at responding
to counsels’ requests for assistance both in and out of
office hours.” Third Party, 2023.
“Rachel Hobba does so much multiheaded murders and
gang work. She is so efficient that it is unbelievable.
She is super-efficient. She is responsive and because of
that she is able to see the issues in a case from the very
beginning. She is able to advise clients really well. She
is absolutely on it from the start. She is really capable.”
Third Party, 2023.