Zoe Gascoyne is a partner at Cobleys and is qualified as a Solicitor Advocate. She is recognised as one of the best female Criminal Solicitors in Liverpool. Zoe deals with the whole spectrum of criminal cases and will represent clients at the police station right through to conclusion at the Crown Court.
Zoe regularly appears at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court where she is regarded as one of the leading advocates. When describing Zoe recently it was said that “when Miss Gascoyne walks in to Court the Magistrates and Judges know she means business”. Zoe adopts a no nonsense approach and her clients always feel confident when she represents them.
Zoe is an experienced Criminal Lawyer with an impressive case history.
R v K
Zoe represented one of four defendants charged with murder. The case was prosecuted on the basis that it was a racist gang attack upon the deceased, using weapons. The case required a substantial amount of preparation and attention to detail. Zoe's client was a youth which meant that Zoe had to take particular care and spent a considerable amount of time with the defendant preparing him for the trial. After trial, Zoe's client was acquitted of murder and manslaughter. The lead defendant was convicted.
R v G
The defendant was a first year student at Liverpool University charged with the rape of another student during Freshers’ Week. He was an international student with dual nationality. Zoe became involved from the very first appearance when she was able to secure his bail. Zoe prepared the case fully for trial ensuring that no stone was left un-turned. The jury took less than an hour to return a Not Guilty verdict.
R v E
Zoe represented a grandfather charged with sexual offences against his step-grandaughter. There was a single allegation made that the defendant had inappropriately touched the child while at a public playground. Zoe was instructed when the defendant was first under arrest in police custody. It was apparent to Zoe from the outset that this defendant was not guilty and that his health depended upon his name being cleared. Due to the location of the alleged offence, Zoe worked tirelessly in tracing and interviewing potential witnesses. The trial took place at Chester Crown Court and the defendant was acquitted.
R v W
Zoe represented two defendants charged with Conspiracy to Assist an Offender. The defendants were alleged to have assisted Anthony Walker’s killers of remaining out of the country and avoiding arrest. Zoe was instructed to advise the defendants at the police station and represented them through to sentence at Liverpool Crown Court.
R v K
Zoe represented one of five defendants charged with Conspiracy to Rob. The case was prosecuted on the basis that the defendant was one of a violent gang who targetted eight Betting Shops around the Merseyside and Cheshire area. Zoe was instructed to represent the defendant at the police station and she prepared the case through to sentence and the confiscation proceedings that followed.
R v A
The defendant was charged with assaulting a pupil at a school, where she was employed as the Deputy Head Teacher. The defendant had twenty years experience and was of impeccable character. Zoe represented the defendant throughout the proceedings which resulted in an acquittal.
R v A
Zoe represented the youngest male in Britain charged with the rape of a nine year old girl. The defendant became the youngest person ever convicted of rape when he was just twelve years old. Zoe was instructed to represent the defendant at the police station and she prepared the case through to trial at the Crown Court. This case was extremely challenging due to the age of the defendant and the sensitive nature of the case.
R v B
Zoe represented one of four serving police officers charged with Conspiracy to Supply drugs. The case was complicated by the position of the defendant's and the involvement of Professional Standards. Zoe represented the defendant throughout the substantive case and also during the Proceeds of Crime Appliction that followed. Zoe worked relentlessly and displayed excellent forensic accounting skills which resulted in a settlement of £22,647 when the initial benefit sought had been £108,507.20.