Staff Profile

Dianne Plummer
Chartered Legal Executive
0114 249 6629
Based at: Sheffield
Qualified: 2004
Joined Howells: 1997
Practice Area: Crime
Memberships: CILEX

Having served 10 years in the Armed Forces dealing with the administration including Court Martials, Dianne became interested in Criminal Defence work and joined Howells in 1997 as a Criminal Secretary.

She qualified as a Police Station Representative in 1999 and became a Chartered Legal Executive in 2004. Dianne is a Crown Court Litigator and represents clients in all aspects of criminal defence work including murder, sexual offences, serious assaults, fraud, drug and firearm offences, mentally disordered offenders and motoring offences.

Notable cases

R v DM – Newport Crown court – quadruple Murder in Wales having secured a re-trial through the Court of Appeal

R v LD – Sheffield Crown Court – Child Sexual exploitation case with numerous other defendants – acquitted

R v MI – Sheffield Crown Court – Large scale fraud from Asda, prepared for trial and defendant pleaded guilty on a basis

R v JB – Sheffield Crown Court – murder, prosecuted 10 years after event where no body was found, prepared for trial and defendant pleaded guilty to Manslaughter

R v SB – Durham Crown Court – Historical Sexual Offences where the defendant had memory problems due to a previous brain injury