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.
Prosecuted defendant for stranger rape against traumatised teenage victim. Harrow Crown Court.
Prosecuted a series of linked cases against five defendants for offences of GBH with Intent, Violent disorder etc. The victims were subject to attacks with knives and axes and suffered life-changing injuries. Snaresbrook Crown Court.
Prosecuted five defendants for affray at an inquest. The death was that of a very young child and all defendants were family members necessitating particularly sensitive handling of witnesses and defendants. Maidstone Crown Court.
Represented defendant charged with sexual offences against a four-year old child whose evidence was adduced with the support of an Intermediary. Maidstone Crown Court.
Representing male defendant who was charged with sexual offences against a young female but who had since the offences trans-gendered into a female. Northampton Crown Court.
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
CPS Prosecutor (grade 4)
CPS RASSO panel