MAVALYNNE VAN SON SMYTH

SOLICITOR

AREAS OF PRACTICE 

Mavalynne joined Lloyds PR Solicitors in January 2013 having been called to the Bar at the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn in November 2011.

Before joining Lloyds PR Solicitors, Mavalynne worked as a criminal appeals caseworker at Criminal Defence Solicitors. She also has extensive experience in pro-bono work, such as writing appeals relating to human rights violations in India and Bangladesh as an intern at Global Human Rights Defence (The Hague). She has also acted as an Appropriate Adult at City of Westminster police stations representing minors and vulnerable adults, and she volunteered at BPP Law School’s Innocence Project.

After a year and a half as a caseworker within the Crown Court Department, Mavalynne was appointed as a Trainee Solicitor in September 2014.

Mavalynne primarily deals with complex money laundering and serious fraud cases, as well as a wide range of other serious offences such as robbery, burglary, drug offences, sexual offences and assaults.

Mavalynne is also police station accredited and frequently advises clients on how to deal with the police during interview.

Mavalynne is also fluent in Spanish.

 

NOTABLE CASES

SERIOUS FRAUD AND MONEY LAUNDERING

  • Operation Cassius, Southwark Crown Court

An undercover operation into an alleged conspiracy to facilitate the breach of UK Immigration law by non-EU citizens

  • R v O, Canterbury Crown Court

An allegation of concealing criminal property to the value of over £50,000

  • Operation Civilian, Southwark Crown Court

Client accused of being involved in an international £137 million money laundering operation through two central London bureau de changes

  • R v T, Central Criminal Court

Attack on the Lloyds Banking Group by gaining remote access to their bank systems to extract money

  • R v M, Truro Crown Court

Company alleged to have issued fraudulent certificates in relation to works not yet carried out to gain investment monies

  • R v C, St. Albans Crown Court

Allegations of money laundering and acquiring criminal property to the value of £167,000

  • Operation Corona, Bristol Crown Court

Client accused of converting £545,500 of criminal property, and with the possession of £26,760 from criminal proceeds

  • R v J, Wood Green Crown Court

£100,000 DWP fraud

  • R v W, Southwark Crown Court

Conspiracy to mislabel packages containing khat sent to the US and laundering the proceeds of the sale

  • R v K & M, Southwark Crown Court

Account director and accountant in leading international telecom provider accused of multi-million pound international money laundering operation

 

DRUGS

  • R v L, Southwark Crown Court

Allegations of encouraging or assisting the supply of cocaine

  • R v A, Snaresbrook Crown Court

Possession with intent to supply class B controlled drugs

  • R v K, Harrow Crown Court

Possession with intent to supply 7kg of cannabis

 

SEXUAL OFFENCES

  • R v Z, Reading Crown Court

Allegations of stalking and the possession of an extreme pornographic image

  • R v N, St Albans Crown Court

Two counts of sexual assault against a 7 year old family member

  • R v L, Bolton Crown Court

Allegations of running two brothels

  • R v S, Isleworth Crown Court

Historic rape of a child family member

 

SERIOUS VIOLENCE

  • R v C, Birmingham Crown Court

Allegations of wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm and assault occasioning in actual bodily harm

  • R v K, St Albans Crown Court

Threatening another with a bladed article and possession of a bladed article in a public place

  • R v H, Inner London Crown Court

Allegations of having an offensive weapon and stabbing another with intent to cause grievous bodily harm

  • R v S, Harrow Crown Court

Domestic assault causing actual bodily harm

 

ROBBERY/BURGLARY

  • R v H, Kingston Crown Court

A group robbery from taxi driver with the use of violence

  • R v S, Central Criminal Court

Organised gang that allegedly executed a series of armed robberies of homes and jewellery shops

  • R v A, Isleworth Criminal Court

Residential burglary and theft of a large quantity of electrical goods

 

EXTRADITION

  • P v Romania, Westminster Magistrates’ Court
  • R & N v Azerbaijan, High Court

 

EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • BA (Hons) Liberal Arts from University College Utrecht (The Netherlands)
  • LL.M. Public International Law from Leiden University (The Netherlands)
  • Graduate Diploma in Law
  • Bar Professional Training Course
  • Police Station Accreditation
  • Legal Practice Course (to be completed in August 2015)

 

MEMBERSHIPS AND ASSOCIATIONS

  • The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • The Bar Council
  • The Criminal Bar Association
  • The Young Legal Aid Lawyers
  • The Haldane Society

 

CONTACT DETAILS

T: 0208 963 1050

F: 0208 963 1975

E: mavalynne@lloydspr.com