Mandla joined the crime team as a tenant in 2021, following his pupillage under the supervision of Jenny Tallentire. He prosecutes and defends in the Magistrates’ Court, Youth Court and Crown Court.
Mandla welcomes instructions across the full range of criminal offences. He prosecutes and defends in the Magistrates’ and Crown Court. He is a CPS Grade 1 panel advocate.
Prior to securing Pupillage, Mandla worked as a paralegal in HMRC’s High-Value Litigation team. In this role, he worked closely with solicitors to progress a complex caseload, from the commencement of proceedings to the final hearing. Mandla was tasked with drafting submissions, reviewing witness statements, legal research and liaising with appellants. Before this, Mandla worked as a caseworker in the Crown Court department of a busy criminal defence firm. His caseload encompassed the full spectrum of criminal offences, particularly drugs, non-fatal offences against the person and theft-related offences. Thus, he is fully equipped to tackle any challenge.