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Valeria Swift

Call 2003

Practice Profile

Valeria Swift is a specialist criminal law barrister who is known for her persuasive advocacy, excellent client care and painstaking case preparation. She defends and prosecutes and has a strong track record for delivering results.  She conducts most of her cases as sole counsel but is frequently instructed as junior counsel in appropriate cases. Valeria is multi-lingual, fluent in Spanish, French and Italian.

She is regularly instructed in matters relating to:

  • Organised crime (particular expertise in covert and intelligence led operations, disclosure issues, and informant handling)
  • Serious sexual offences (eg. rape, sexual assault, offences against children and the vulnerable, indecent images)
  • Drugs (eg. major conspiracies, importations, possession with intent, cannabis factories)
  • Serious violence and firearms offences
  • Financial crime (fraud and money laundering)
  • Complex and High Value Confiscation
  • Regulatory work including prosecutions brought by local authorities in respect of housing and benefit fraud, health and safety, trading strandards and enviromental act proceedings.

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