26 March 2018
In March 2018, Ms Samantha Shallow officially took up her duties as the National Member for the United Kingdom at Eurojust.
Ms Shallow is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales. After several years’ experience in private practice, engaged in criminal defence, she joined the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in 2001 as a Senior Crown Prosecutor in Nottinghamshire. In that position, she specialised in cybercrime, sexual offending, youth crime, firearms-related robberies and murder cases.
In 2006, she became a Higher Court Advocate, and in 2008, she was transferred to the CPS East Midlands Complex Casework Unit. In that role, she was responsible for some of the most complex and high-profile prosecutions in the region, including cases of organised crime, drugs and firearms trafficking, economic crime, child sexual exploitation, international online abuse, as well as murder.
In 2014, she started working at the CPS International Justice and Organised Crime Division as a Specialist Prosecutor in charge of MLA casework, policy and guidance. She also managed the UK Liaison Magistrates and Prosecutors in Spain, France, Italy, the USA and the UAE.
In 2016, Ms Shallow was promoted to Unit Head of the Specialist Fraud Division in the West Midlands, managing both international fraud work and a team responsible for a wide range of complex fraud, money laundering and tax evasion cases.
After her appointment at Eurojust, Ms Shallow said: ‘I am delighted to be at Eurojust as the National Member for the UK. It is a pleasure to be able to work in partnership with colleagues from the UK, Eurojust and the Member States’ judicial authorities. I am looking forward to building on the excellent cooperation the UK already has with international partners in the common fight against the threats of serious crime and terrorism.’
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