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BOZZIE SHEFFI

Call: 1991
Email: clerks@4bb.co.uk

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

Bozzie has a wealth of experience in serious and complex crime.

She is particularly noted for her meticulous and sensitive approach to cases involving vulnerable defendants and complainants and those with mental health issues.

In recent years her practice has included murders, serious sexual offences and cases with an international organised crime element including large scale drugs importations and people trafficking for sexual exploitation.

She is a specialist defence barrister but has also had considerable experience prosecuting for the CPS in the past including a period when she was employed as a Senior Crown Advocate. Prior to joining chambers Bozzie was employed as in-house counsel for a large firm of solicitors. 

She is very much a 'hands-on' and accessible barrister and is equally proactive whether she is appearing on her own, as a led junior or as leading junior.

CASES OF NOTE

  • R v SZILAGYI Southwark Crown Court A 12-handed conspiracy to traffick women for the purpose of sexual exploitation and controlling prostitution. The case stemmed from a joint investigation carried out by police forces in the UK and Hungary and involved substantial amounts of material including phone intercept material, computer interrogations and witness accounts. After a trial involving 5 of the defendants and  lasting some 2 months, Mr Szilagyi was the only defendant to be acquitted of all charges against him.

  • R v DEV Isleworth Crown Court 4-handed conspiracy to transfer criminal property. The defendant was charged in connection with a case of the export to the UAE of a large volume of high value mobile phone handsets which had been fraudulently obtained by various means. At the conclusion of the prosecution case, a half-time submission, resulted in the case being stopped and the jury returning not guilty verdicts on the direction of the judge.

  • R v EVANS Luton Crown Court Leading junior in a multi-handed case involving class 'A' drug-importation and money laundering.

  • R v WALLACE Harrow Crown Court  First defendant in a two-handed rape of a 17 year old girl deemed vulnerable.
    Acquitted.

  • R v FOREMAN Northampton Crown Court Allegations of sexual assault by step-father on 14 year old step daughter. Bad character application made and granted to admit evidence of the complainant having lied to police some years before when she was aged 11. Acquitted.

  • R v KRUKOWSKI Northampton Crown Court Single punch manslaughter. Case involved expert analysis of time-lapse cctv footage, after issues arose in experts' meeting, Mr Krukowski changed his plea. 

  • R v L Central Criminal Court Led Junior in a murder involving 4 defendants. L was a 17 year old boy with considerable learning difficulties. An intermediary was required to assist throughout the proceedings.