Prior to commencing pupillage, Stacey worked at the Crown Prosecution Service for 17 years; 5 years as a Paralegal and the past 12 years as an Associate Prosecutor. Stacey appeared daily in court, presenting a wide range of cases, gaining extensive experience of the court and various legal processes. Stacey also represented the interests of the Crown Prosecution Service in interagency meetings to assist in the development of the Kent Virtual Remand Court and CJS Common Platform.
Whilst studying for the GDL, Stacey undertook pro-bono work with the Schools Consent Project, where she attended schools and delivered workshops to 14-18 year olds on the issue of sexual consent. She has also participated in the Inspiring the Future Programme, providing talks to students about career choices and education routes.
Stacey completed the BPTC at BPP Law School in Holborn after being awarded the Harmsworth Scholarship by Middle Temple
Defence counsel in a case involving possession of class B drugs in prison. After extensive mitigation, the sentencing court were persuaded to step outside their guidelines and imposed a Conditional Discharge for 12 months.
Acting for the Respondent in an appeal against conviction in relation to public order offences. The conviction from the Magistrates Court was upheld.
Successful prosecution in a matter involving harassment by an ex-employee of his employers following his dismissal from the company
Successfully defended an individual accused of possession of a bladed article in circumstances where he did not know of the existence of the knife. Defendant was acquitted.
Successfully defended a client accused of assault during a neighbour dispute.
Represented a defendant charged with possessing a mobile phone in prison. Secured a sentence, after plea, of 4 months imprisonment.
Secured a sentence of 8 months suspended for 2 years in a matter of Dangerous driving, where the defendant drove for a prolonged period, at high speeds and in a manner in which caused significant danger to other road users.
Defence counsel in a case involving stalking. Following arguments regarding disclosure, the Crown offered no evidence against the defendant.
Prosecution counsel in a case of failing to provide a specimen. Successfully argued against an abuse of process argument which was made following the police failing to download and preserve the body worn footage which had recorded the incident.
PROFILE: Stacey-Lee Holland
2016-2018 – BPP Law School, Holborn – Bar professional Training Course. Result - Outstanding
2014-2016 – BPP University, Waterloo – Graduate Diploma in Law. Result – Commendation
2007 – CILEX - Youth Court Advocacy Certificate.
2001 – CILEX - Certificate in Criminal Prosecution.
Harmsworth Scholarship (Middle Temple)
Blackstone’s Entrance Exhibition Award (Middle Temple)
Provost’s Award of Excellence
The Vice Chancellors Award, GDL Scholarship
CPS Panel (Grade 1)