Almas’ practice encompasses all areas of criminal prosecution and defence work including: violence, dishonesty, sexual offences, public disorder, drugs and driving offences.
Almas is a Grade 2 CPS Panel Advocate and is also regularly instructed in private prosecutions in both the Crown and Magistrates’ Court. She is also regularly instructed in proceedings pursuant to Proceeds of Crime Act legislation. She has a particular interest in honour-based violence and offences involving targeting of the victim based upon protected characteristics.
She has been engaged in a busy criminal practice, both prosecuting and defending at Nottingham, Derby, Leicester and Lincoln Crown Courts. Almas was educated in the South West, obtained her degree at the University of Birmingham before converting to law in 2011. She completed her Diploma in Law at the University of Birmingham in 2012 and the Bar Professional Training Course at the University of Law in 2013.
Inn: The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
Degree: Human Biology BSc. (Hons) Class I
Lincoln’s Inn Hardwicke Entrance Award
Lincoln’s Inn Dr. Levitt Pupillage Scholarship
University of Birmingham A J Menzies Biosciences Award
R v B (2020) – led junior in prosecution of 2-handed conspiracy to commit robberies. The investigation crossed three county force boundaries and incorporated cell-site, ANPR and telecoms evidence.
R v W (2019) – defending in a 2-handed trial where accused charged with kidnap, robbery and threats to kill.
R v C (2019) – pre-charge advice given and prosecution of a youth charged with sexual offences.
R v Z (2019) – instructed to give pre-charge advice in prosecution of a defendant facing an allegation of a sexual offence.
R v MJW & Others (2019) – led junior in prosecution of 10-handed cross-county conspiracy to supply Class-A drugs involving cell-site, ANPR and telecoms evidence as well as sensitive unused material.
R v B (2019) – defending in a trial where accused charged with aggravated burglary. The Crown accepted a plea to s.47 at half time.
R v P (2019) – disclosure counsel in trial of defendant accused of historic sexual offences in an educational establishment in Nottinghamshire.
R v M (2019) – defending in a contested confiscation hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act with a significant alleged benefit figure.
R v H (2019) – led junior in defence of accused charged with murder.
R v P (2019) – defending in trial where accused charged with robbery in Nottingham city centre.
R v W & Others (2019) – led junior in prosecution of 7-handed cross-county conspiracy to supply Class-A drugs.
R v C (2018) – prosecution of defendant who was part of a group known to Nottingham police to be involved in driving motorcycles dangerously on roads and motorways around Nottinghamshire.
R v H (2018) – defending accused charged with assault by penetration against former wife.
R v G & Others (2017) – led junior in prosecution of 7-handed conspiracy to supply Class-A drugs.
R v W (2017) – defending accused charged with historic cruelty to her child