Iwona Boesche

Call: 2015

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“Iwona will always go that extra mile in securing the best possible outcome for each client.” Banks & Partners Solicitors

Iwona has a wide-ranging criminal practice and appears daily in Crown, Magistrates’ and Youth Court. She defends in cases involving sexual offences, offences of violence and dishonesty, knives and firearms, as well as road traffic offences. Approachable and with easy communication skills, Iwona is often instructed to represent vulnerable defendants and those with mental health issues.

As a prosecutor, Iwona is fair and always thoroughly prepared. She started prosecuting as a pupil in Chambers and has been appointed to the CPS panel of advocates in 2019.

Background

Before commencing pupillage, Iwona worked as a paralegal and legal researcher at Peters & Peters Solicitors, where she gained experience in business crime.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Iwona performed worldwide as a concert violinist and taught at the Royal College of Music and Guildhall School of Music and Drama.

Iwona is bi-lingual and can take instructions, and advise, in Polish.

Notable Cases

Defence

 R v B, Aylesbury Crown Court [2020] – 51-year-old man with life-long schizophrenia was charged with attempted robbery. After a two-day trial, the jury unanimously acquitted after just 45 minutes of deliberations.

R v W, St Albans Crown Court [2019] – A woman pleaded guilty to 5 charges of child neglect after a toddler fell out of a van, travelling at 70mph on a motorway. Four more children were travelling unsecured at the back of the van. After successful mitigation, Iwona persuaded the Court to impose a suspended sentence order.

R v T, Stratford Magistrates’ Court [2019] – Successful defence, which resulted in the acquittal of T, after a trial in the case of handling stolen goods.

Prosecution

R v O, Wood Green Crown Court [2020] – Represented the Crown as responded in an appeal against conviction in a case of domestic violence where the appellant had assaulted his sister and her friend in their family home. Appeal dismissed.

R v H (youth), Ealing Magistrates’ Court [2019] – Successful prosecution, which resulted in the conviction of H, after a trial in the case of joint-enterprise knife-point robbery.

R v N (youth), Stratford Magistrates’ Court [2019] – Successful prosecution, which resulted in the conviction of N, after a trial in the case of possession of a bladed article.

Education
  • BPTC, Very Competent, City Law School, 2015
  • GDL, Distinction (first in the year), London Metropolitan University, 2014
  • Master of Arts, Distinction (high first), Academy of Music, Krakow
Membership
  • The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Women in Criminal Law
  • South Eastern Circuit
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