“Lily’s results speak for themselves… Her tenacity and persistence coupled with her ability to add the gentle touch where it requires it, is a wonderful balance of skill and flair.” (Stuart Miller Solicitors)
Lily appears daily in the Crown, Magistrates’ and Youth Courts across a broad range of criminal matters. This includes sexual offences, violence, dishonesty, drugs and possession of weapons. Lily also undertakes extradition cases.
Often described as a fearless advocate, She has a proven track record of securing acquittals and achieving fantastic results for her clients. Lily is particularly skilful at representing vulnerable and youth clients. She has successfully defended in serious matters including violent offences and sexual assaults. Lily has also achieved results for clients on the basis of effective written representations on the law including persuading the Crown to not proceed on a robbery on a point of law and not proceeding on a S.18 matter on public interest grounds.
Lily is a Grade 3 CPS Prosecutor and has prosecuted in a number of serious cases including S.18s, firearm cases and serious robbery offences. She has assisted as a disclosure junior on a multi-handed murder case. Lily has received praise for her manner with complainants out of Court, her fair and effective way of dealing with matters in Court and the full and carefully thought-out advice she has given in a number of cases.
Clients often request Lily by name, due to being impressed with her previous results. Speaking of one such client who was acquitted of assaulting an emergency worker, a solicitor commented: “…my client was elated with the not guilty verdict that was arrived at and she commented on Miss Roberts-Phelps’ excellent advocacy skills, but mostly importantly she felt that a strong fight for justice was advanced on her behalf and thoroughly achieved”.
During her pupillage, Lily was awarded the Pupil’s Advocacy Prize from the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple and was noted by one of the judges as being “one of the most gifted advocates he had ever encountered on the pupils’ course”
Before commencing pupillage, Lily worked as a paralegal at a busy criminal defence firm. Here, Lily assisted in the running of Crown Court cases and Extradition matters.
Education and Awards
Major Exhibition Award (The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple)
Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award (The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple)
BPP Advocacy Award (BPP University)
Pupil’s Advocacy Prize (The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple)
BPTC LLM, BPP Law School, 2018
GDL, The University of Law, 2017
Philosophy (BA), Kings College London 2016