Patricia May is renowned for her expertise in the criminal field, as both a prosecutor and defence counsel.
Background and expertise
Patricia specialises in sexual offences and is in particular demand in cases involving vulnerable people , both defendants and witnesses, where her communication skills stand her in very good stead.
She is a Grade 4 Prosecutor and is on the CPS Specialist rape list.
Her experience has been augmented by her having sat as a Crown Court Recorder, with authority to try rape and other cases concerning serious sexual offences.
Prosecuting as Leading Junior an armed gang who kidnapped and held hostage a fifteen year old boy. Interpretation of Cell site evidence a substantial feature in proving case against the defendants. Croydon Crown Court.
Blind man charged with historic rape and other sexual offences against children. Isleworth Crown Court
Defending young Bulgarian female against charges of sexual assault against another young girl. Blackfriars Crown Court.
Defending man charged with Wounding with Intent and causing Serious Injury by Dangerous driving – identification issues. Basildon Crown Court.
Prosecuting mother of four on charges of Child Cruelty and Administering Noxious Substances to her young son. Canterbury Crown Court.
Defending man accused of multiple Rape and False Imprisonment. Inner London Crown Court
Defending 16 year old boy with mental health issues on charge of raping a 12 year old girl. Canterbury Crown Court
Prosecuting £200,000 fraud where the victim with mental health issues was defrauded of his inheritance by family members. Harrow Crown Court.
Prosecuting in Aggravated Burglary and Attempted rape of a 16 year old girl. Woolwich Crown Court .
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Other activities and interests
- Patricia is interested in skiing, golf, aerobics and travelling
PROFILE: Patricia May
Confiscation / POCA
Fraud, Bribery & Corruption
020 7489 2727
King’s College, London
Woodford County High School
Criminal Bar Association, Medico-Legal Society
CPS Panel (Grade 4) and Rape Panel