Year of Call: 2015
Inn of Court: Middle Temple
A robust and passionate advocate, she is well known for her attention to detail and experience in dealing with vulnerable witnesses and clients.
Having joined chambers as a pupil in 2016, Megan accepted tenancy in February 2018. She has a growing criminal practice and accepts instructions in both the Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court, where she continues to hone her client handling and advocacy skills.
Megan’s practice also extends to professional regulation, having previously worked for the Royal College of Nursing acting on behalf of registrants and a prominent solicitor acting on behalf of regulators. She is regularly instructed to represent registrants before the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Health and Care Professions Council. Megan has also delivered training to the General Dental Council on disclosure in whistleblowing matters.
NMC v G (2018)
Instructed by Thompsons Solicitors, Megan represented a registrant accused of dishonesty before the Nursing and Midwifery Council. The registrant was found to have impaired fitness on only public interest grounds. Although the Case Presenter put forward a strong case for a 12 month suspension with review (which would have caused the registrant to lose her current position), Megan persuaded the panel to impose a 2 month suspension without review- making it likely that the registrant would keep the job she loves.
R v G- In a sensitive case of making indecent images, in which the Pre-Sentence Report was damaging, Megan’s delicate handling of the mitigation resulted in a Suspended Sentence Order.
CPS v O- Megan’s thorough knowledge of the law resulted in the court rejecting a hearsay application and necessitated the Crown offering no evidence.
CPS v P- A detailed knowledge of the evidence enabled Megan to effectively cross-examine a complainant, resulting in a successful submission of no case to answer, despite consistent prosecution witnesses and mobile phone footage of the alleged assault.
CPS v H (Youth)- Megan’s tenacious attitude led to the successful challenge of Magistrates who were prepared to sentence under incorrect guidelines.
- LL.B (Hons), The University of the West of England
- BPTC, The University of the West of England
- Middle Temple Entrance Exhibition Award (2014)
Areas of Specialism
Megan joined chambers with experience in Professional Discipline and took a keen interest in professional regulation during her pupillage. She previously worked for the Royal College of Nursing, preparing for substantive hearings. She also spent some time at a large Solicitor’s firm, instructed by the Health and Care Professions Council; during which she advised on charges, took witness statements and prepared hearing bundles for substantive hearings. Megan has a particular interest in medical professional regulation
She is a keen and diligent advocate who accepts instructions in both the Crown Court and the Magistrates’ Court for all areas of criminal law.