Hollie Gilbery > Chambers of Deni Mathews > Plymouth, England > Barrister Profile

Chambers of Deni Mathews
KBG Chambers

Work Department

Criminal Law - Barrister


Hollie became a tenant in April 2017 following a pupillage under the supervision of Deni Mathews. She gained exposure to a wide range of criminal proceedings in both defence and prosecution work as well as Court of Protection proceedings and Appeals before the First Tier Tribunal (Mental Health).

Hollie is a Level 1 CPS Prosecutor and regularly appears in Youth, Magistrates and Crown Courts throughout the South West, both prosecuting and Defending in a wide range of cases. She has received the Vulnerable Witness training. She has a particular interest in
cases which involve juveniles and persons with mental health difficulties (whether defendant or victim).

Hollie also regularly prosecutes on behalf of local authorities for Education Act offences, environmental and nuisance offences and those involving anti-social behaviour.  Hollie routinely advises on and acts in proceedings relating to Criminal Behaviour Orders and Closure Orders.

Notable Cases:

R v A – prosecuted a Defendant with mental health problems for offences involving weapons. All parties were anxious that the matter be resolved efficiently without putting a vulnerable defendant and victims through a trial if possible and Hollie undertook extensive research of the Firearms Act to ensure the suitable offence was charged. The Defendant received a Hospital Order with a Restriction by way of sentence.

R v B – represented the prosecution in an appeal to the Crown Court by a defendant convicted of assaulting his 5-year-old son by strangulation. The Appeal lasted two days and involved live evidence by two young children with the assistance of an intermediary. The conviction was upheld.

R v N – successful appeal against conviction for failing to provide an evidential specimen of breath at the Crown Court. The appeal involved