Iwona Boesche

Iwona Boesche

Call: 2015

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Iwona has a wide-ranging criminal practice and appears as junior alone in cases involving sexual offences (including rape), drugs, serious violence, dishonesty, weapons, and dangerous driving. She has prosecuted as a led junior in murder cases at the Old Bailey.

Approachable and with easy communication skills, Iwona is often instructed to represent vulnerable defendants and those with mental health issues.

As a prosecutor (Grade 2 on the CPS Panel), Iwona is fair and always thoroughly prepared.

Background

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 A, Aylesbury Crown Court [2023]  – defendant found not guilty after a trial for sexual assaults at school.

R v O, Guildford Crown Court [2023] – defendant found not guilty after a trial for GBH, offence alleged to have been committed on an elderly resident when O worked as a carer.

R v T, Central Criminal Court [2022] – defendant found not guilty after a trial for robbery on a bus.

R v L, Luton Crown Court [2020] – defendant found not guilty after a successful argument of self-defence at a trial for GBH.

R v L, Oxford Crown Court [2020] – defendant found not guilty after a trial for GBH in prison.

R v B, Aylesbury Crown Court [2020] – 51-year-old man with life-long schizophrenia found not guilty after a trail for  attempted robbery.

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. After successful mitigation, the Court imposed a suspended sentence order.

Prosecution

R v S, W and J, Central Criminal Court [2022] – junior counsel in a trial for murder, attempted murder, GBH, and perverting the course of justice. All defendants were found guilty.

R v B, Harrow Crown Court [2022] – defendant found guilty a trial for possession of a bladed article in a public place.

R v O, Wood Green Crown Court [2020] – Domestic violence case where the appellant had assaulted his sister and her friend in their family home. Appeal dismissed; restraining order issued.

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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