Trilby has been a member of chambers since 2002 and an associate member since 2014. She is a very experienced criminal barrister, her practice has spanned the spectrum of serious crime including: fraud, armed robbery, importing/ supplying/ drugs, rape and child cruelty. She is familiar with handling complex legal issues arising out of public interest immunity, RIPA and legal professional privilege. She is currently employed at the Financial Conduct Authority advising in respect of enforcement action for potential market abuse and insider dealing.
Her expertise includes aspects of civil law in the context of Government litigation and she has developed a sound understanding of judicial review and human rights considerations affecting public and quasi-public bodies.
She advised the FCO, working on the Guantanamo Bay civil litigation, arising out of allegations of Government complicity in unlawful detention and torture. Following on from that she advised the team working with The Detainee Inquiry into detention and torture chaired by Sir Peter Gibson.
She has also advised the MOD during the personal injury litigation arising out of the Iraq war and has advised on unlawful detention and human rights claims against the Borders Agency.
- BA(Hons) (Exon)
- Bar Vocational Course (Inns of Court School of Law)
Associations & Memberships
- Criminal Bar Association
- Gray’s Inn
R –v- H & Others: led junior in a multi-million pound conspiracy to import cocaine through Heathrow Airport, acquitted by the judge following a successful entrapment argument.
R –v- A & Others: junior alone defending one of nine defendants charged with VAT fraud in respect of cigarettes, total loss to HM Revenue and Customs was in excess of £1,000,000.
R –v-B: led junior in a case involving a series of violent, high value ram-raid gang robberies of exclusive West End jewellers.
R –v- W: junior alone in case of familial rape of daughter conducted over a ten year period.
R v E: junior alone defending a youth accused jointly of a gang rape of a female child, acquitted following successful legal argument at half time.
R v B & Others: junior alone for the first defendant in a multi-handed kidnapping case involving five defendants.
R v H: junior alone in defending a young person charged with arson.