Noelle Magennis is an Associate Solicitor in the Criminal Defence Department supervised by Alan Hobden. Having graduated from Queen’s University Belfast with a Law LLB and completed the Legal Practice Course at the Chester College of Law Noelle completed Stage 1 of the Criminal Accreditation Scheme in 2005. She qualified as a Solicitor in October 2009 and was admitted as a Duty Solicitor in May 2010.
Noelle represent clients at the Police Station and at the Magistrates Court in relation to guilty pleas. She is an experienced trial advocate. Noelle is one of the busiest Magistrates Advocate and Duty Solicitors in Sussex and attends Court every week representing clients on a variety of matters.
With the recent creation of Criminal Behavioural Orders Noelle has been increasingly representing clients in the County Court on these matters as well.
Some of the comments from clients Noelle has recently represented:
“Noelle was extremely efficient and Professional she is a credit to your Firm”
“Noelle was very approachable and helped me through a very stressful and difficult time in a professional yet kind manner”
“As usual I was and am very happy with how good I am kept up to date with what’s happening with my case by Noelle, as I get to see first hand how bad other firms can be keeping their clients updated. I am very grateful to have such a well run and good firm working with me”
Noelle is a Prison Law Supervisor. She is one of the few Solicitors in Sussex who represents clients in Prison Law proceedings. Noelle represents clients from recall back to custody cases, providing written representations to the Parole Board and attending oral cases before the Parole Board. Adjudications before the Independent Adjudicator and many other aspects of Prison Law.
Notable cases where Noelle has represented clients in the Magistrates Court include the following:
R v CC – Current matter – representing the defendant on a breach of planning notice.
R v RVDM (2020) – Successfully imposed the imposition of a Stalking Protection Order.
R v CS (2020) – Successfully imposed the imposition of a Domestic Violence Protection Order.
R v CP (2020) – Defendant acquitted of assault by beating, criminal damage.
R v CS (2020) – Make representations to the CPS which resulted in the matter being discontinued for a Defendant on remand on a domestic assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
R v DB (2020) – Successfully opposed the imposition of hearsay on an assault occasioning actual bodily harm.
R v SM (2020) – Defendant pleaded to breach of restraining order x 2 and assault by beating. Successful mitigation resulted in a suspended sentence.
R v DO (2020) – Defendant pleaded guilty to assault occasioning actual bodily harm x 2. Successful mitigation resulted in a suspended sentence.
R v ID (2020) – Defendant pleaded guilty to breach of non-molestation order. Due to the time he spent in custody was able to secure a sentence of a fine deemed served.
R v PL (2019) – Defendant was acquitted of offences of taking a motor vehicle without consent, dangerous driving and driving without a licence or insurance.
R v LT (2019) – Defendant was acquitted of drink driving.
R v PM (2019) – Defendant had 19 offences of shop theft. Successfully mitigated and Defendant was sentenced to a community order.
R v SB (2019) – Defendant had offences of shop theft and assault by beating. Successfully mitigation led to a community order.
R v SB (2019) – Defendant pleaded guilty to two assaults on emergency workers and was sentenced to a conditional discharge.
R v HH (2018) – Defendant pleaded guilty to three x drink driving. Successful mitigation resulted in 36-month disqualification and conditional discharge.
Prison Law matters Noelle has represented clients in include the following:
MM – Current matter – representing the Defendant at oral hearing before the parole board.
MB – Current matter – Defendant recalled back to prison for breach of licence.
PM (2020) – Representations provided on behalf of Defendant for a downgrade in prisoner category.
ST (2020) – Representations provided regarding a sentencing issue.
TC (2019) – TC – Represented the Defendant who was a lifer at an oral hearing which was successful.
GG (2019) – Represented the Defendant at an adjudication before the Independent Adjudicator.
KH (2019) – Represented the Defendant at an adjudication before the Independent Adjudicator.
SL (2019) – Represented the Defendant at an adjudication before the Independent Adjudicator.
BR (2018) – Represented the Defendant at an oral hearing.