Houzla has a wide-ranging general crime practice. She is regularly instructed in cases involving serious violence and sexual violence, large-scale supply of drugs and firearms.
Notable Crime cases
R v I & ors 
Multi-handed Conspiracy to Burgle – involving burglary at Alexandra Palace resulting in the theft of two ATMs.
Operation Gnatonize 
Multi-handed Conspiracy to Import and Supply Class A drugs – involving the importation of over 100kg of Class A drugs from the Netherlands into the UK, and onward supply.
Operation Venetic 
Arson where prosecution case is based on Enchro Chat evidence.
Operation Bettergates 
Multi-handed Conspiracy to Supply Class A drugs where prosecution case is based on Enchro Chat evidence.
R v A 
Prosecution alleged Kidnap, Robbery, False Imprisonment and Blackmail. After repeated disclosure requests no evidence was offered.
R v K 
Defendant faced allegations of grooming over WhatsApp and Making and Possession of Indecent Images. Crown offered no evidence in respect of the IIOC after representations based on expert IT evidence were made.
R v H 
Joint enterprise Attempted Murder where a gang chased the victim on to a train and stabbed him in front of several passengers. Representation regarding a plea to s.18GBH were successful.
R v K 
K accused of mistreatment of an autistic man in his care over an extended period. The mistreatment was recorded on a hidden camera. Case preparation involved viewing over 150 hours of footage.
R v Anonymous 
Sexual Assault of Child. Case involved cross-examination of a 7 year old complainant where there had been a delay of 12 months in charging.
R v S (2019)
S accused of stalking and sexually assaulting 14 year old girl. The case involved reports from several mental health specialists and sensitive representation of the defendant.