Practice area

Crime

Year of call: 2014


Harper specialises in criminal law and is regularly instructed to represent clients charged with a wide variety of offences both in London and the Thames Valley.

Prior to qualifying, Harper worked within the fields of financial and regulatory law at a ‘Magic Circle’ Firm. 

Since qualifying, Harper has undertaken cases of increasing complexity and has represented clients charged with a variety of offences, including sexual offences, offences of dishonesty and offences of violence.

Harper is an approachable advocate.  She is meticulous in the preparation of her cases and prides herself on her determination to achieve the best possible outcomes for her clients. 

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Recent notable cases (junior alone):

R v C (2018)
Defendant indicted with Arson, Being Reckless as to Endangering Life.  The case involved a significant amount of expert evidence.  The Defendant was acquitted following trial in the Crown Court. 

R v P (2018)
Defendant indicted with Inciting a Child Under the Age of 13 to Commit a Sexual Act and Sexual Assault of a Child Under the Age of 13.  The Complainant was 10 at the time of the alleged incident.  CCTV in the case showed the Defendant making physical contact with the Complainant.  The Defendant was acquitted on all counts following trial in the Crown Court.

R v A (2018)
Defendant indicted with s.20 Causing Grievous Bodily Harm.  The Defendant was acquitted following a successful submission of No Case to Answer in the Crown Court.

R v S (2018)
Defendant indicted with 2 Counts of Witness Intimidation.  The Defendant was acquitted on all Counts following trial in the Crown Court.

R v S (2017)
Defendant indicted with Sexual Assault of a woman on a train.  The Defendant was acquitted following trial in absence in the Crown Court.

R v D (2017)
Defendant indicted with Attempted Fraud by False Representation.  The Defendant was alleged to have attempted to withdraw over £20,000 from a business account using a forged signed authority.  The Defendant was acquitted following trial in the Crown Court.

R v T (2017)
Defendant indicted with 5 Counts of Cruelty to a Person Lacking Capacity.  The Defendant was a carer in a Care Home for the elderly.  The allegations related to residents at the Care Home.  The Defendant was acquitted on all Counts following trial in the Crown Court.


Education

  • BA(Hons) Philosophy, Religion and Ethics (University of London)
  • GDL and LLB (BPP Law School)
  • BPTC (The College of Law)

Inn

  • Inner Temple