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 3 CPS Panel Advocate and also accepts private instructions in both the Crown and Magistrates’ Court.
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 N (2021) – led junior defending in multi-handed gang-affiliation murder by shooting, Sheffield.
R v B (2020) – led junior in 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) – 2-handed trial where accused charged with kidnap, robbery and threats to kill.
R v C (2019) – pre-charge advice given in case involving youth sexual offences.
R v MJW & Others (2019) – led junior in 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) – accused charged with aggravated burglary. Case resolved favourably at half time.
R v P (2019) – disclosure/led counsel in trial of defendant accused of historic sexual offences in an educational establishment in Nottinghamshire.
R v M (2019) –contested confiscation hearing under the Proceeds of Crime Act with a significant alleged financial benefit figure.
R v H (2019) – led junior in defence of accused charged with murder.
R v P (2019) –accused charged with robbery in Nottingham city centre.
R v W & Others (2019) – led junior in 7-handed cross-county conspiracy to supply Class-A drugs.
R v C (2018) – defendant 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) – accused charged with assault by penetration against former wife.
R v G & Others (2017) – led junior in 7-handed conspiracy to supply Class-A drugs.
R v W (2017) – accused charged with historic cruelty to a child.