Martha Odysseos – Trainee Solicitor

Martha OdysseosMartha joined the firm in April 2021 after completing an internship at Olliers in the summer of 2020. She was initially a part of the Litigation Support team before starting her training contract in September 2021.  Martha is also a member of the Corporate Social Responsibility Team. 

Martha is currently undertaking her LPC part time during her training contract. Prior to this, Martha completed a degree in English Literature at the University of Reading where she was also the Deputy Editor of the student newspaper. She then went on to undertake an MA in Law (GDL equivalent) at the University of Law. Martha’s research topic focused on the use of special measures for vulnerable witnesses in the criminal courts.

Before joining the firm, Martha gained experience working in the Magistrates Court as well as undertaking voluntary work with the University of Law’s Pro Bono Clinic.

Martha has already been involved in a number of different cases in both the Magistrates and the Crown Court.  Martha has also gained experience in pre-charge investigations as well as DBS matters and inquiries.

Recent Cases

  • R v N 2021 – involved in the preparation of a causing or allowing the death of a child case. 
  • R v R 2021 – involved in the preparation of a conspiracy to supply drugs case. 
  • R v D 2021 – successfully avoided a custodial sentence for client after guilty pleas for third possession of a knife offence. 
  • R v J 2021 – involved in the preparation of an exceptional hardship case where the client successfully avoided disqualification. 
  • R v M 2021 – involved in the preparation of a drunk in charge case where the client successfully avoided disqualification. 
  • R v R 2022 – Involved in the preparation of a conspiracy to supply drugs case where proceedings were dropped after a half way submission.
  • R v M 2022 – involved in the preparation of an inquest case. 
  • R v F 2022 – involved in the preparation of an ABH case where the clients were acquitted after trial. 

DBS cases:

  • Client R – 2022 – successfully avoided inclusion on the DBS Minded to Bar list for historic convictions including blackmail, theft and abandonment of a child. 
  • Client W – 2022 – successfully avoided inclusion on the Children’s barred list following safeguarding concerns in the workplace.
  • Involved in preparation of DBS appeal cases.

Other cases:

  • Involved in preparation of drink/drug driving cases. 
  • Involved in the preparation of representations to the Teaching Regulation Authority.  
  • Representing clients in relation to removal of their Sexual Harm Prevention Order. 
  • Involved in preparation of Magistrates’ trials including cases of theft, criminal damage and assault. 
  • Involved in cases involving pre-charge engagement. 
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