Kristina regularly prosecutes and defends in the Crown Court and is routinely instructed in cases involving sexual offences, dishonesty, drugs offences, proceeds of crime, domestic violence, offences against the person and driving offences. She is adept at dealing with a wide range of expert evidence and has experience of handling both vulnerable witnesses and defendants.
Kristina is a sought-after junior on large and complex cases. She was junior defence counsel to Helen Chapman in an eight-week trial heard at Hull Crown Court involving a defendant charged with multiple counts of rape by six complainants.
Kristina was instructed as junior counsel to Samuel Green KC prosecuting a woman charged with murder; following expert medical evidence a plea to manslaughter on the grounds of diminished responsibility was accepted.
Kristina was junior defence counsel to Jason Pitter KC, acting for the youngest of five defendants charged with murder in a four – week trial at Hull Crown Court.
Kristina also has experience of cases involving fraudulent trading, having been instructed by Trading Standards as junior counsel on a number of operations.