Jessica is a specialist criminal practitioner who has a well balanced practice defending and prosecuting all types of criminal cases. She has a wealth of experience including cases involving serious violence, drugs supply and sexual offences.
Many of the cases Jessica deals with involve young and vulnerable people. Her down to earth approach enables her to reassure defendants and bring out the best in them at trial particularly when representing those who are inexperienced or have additional needs.
She also regularly cross examines young and vulnerable witnesses in line with the appropriate tool kits which are now used in all courts. She has extensive experience in the pre-recorded cross examination of young and vulnerable witnesses at Leeds Crown Court having been involved in the national pilot scheme of the provisions of section 28 of the Youth Justice and Criminal Evidence Act 1999 (YJCEA).
Jessica is a very able advocate and is known for fighting hard for those she represents both in court and during negotiations with a thorough grasp of the law. She gives sound, comprehensible legal advice to those she represents. She is hardworking and believes in thorough case preparation. She provides an early written advice in all appropriate cases and deals with applications and other paperwork promptly.
She is a Level 3 prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service on the North Eastern Circuit.