Jessica is a Chartered Legal Executive with vast experience in advising those facing allegations of the most serious offences. This includes allegations of rape and serious sexual assaults, offences of violence and large drug conspiracies. Jessica has considerable experience in crisis and reputation management and has represented a number of high profile individuals as well as professionals from a variety of sectors, including finance, sports and education.
With over 12 years of experience assisting those in police stations, she has advised individuals in interviews under caution conducted at the police station, both on a voluntary basis and for those who have been arrested.
Jessica has extensive experience in dealing with police investigations in the early stages with a pro-active approach. She has particular experience representing youths and understands the complexities that young people face when entering the criminal justice system. Similarly, Jessica has experience representing those who face criminal allegations whilst parallel family proceedings are ongoing.
As well as advising those facing criminal investigation, Jessica also has experience in representing families, interested persons and witnesses in inquests.
Jessica is regularly instructed and has been successful in applying for removal of records from the Police National Computer and local police force databases.
Acted for ‘Boy B’ who was acquitted of offences of conspiracy to rob and perverting the course of justice following the fatal stabbing of Yousef Makki in Manchester. Jessica also subsequently represented the same individual in the inquest proceedings that arose following this trial.
Acting for an individual under investigation for Computer Misuse Act offences. Persuading the police to deal with the matter by way of a Community Resolution Order, therefore avoiding any prosecution or police caution which may have had harmful consequences for their future career.
Securing a sentence of less than 12 months for an individual charged with importing over 18kg of cannabis into the UK.
Successfully persuaded the CPS to withdraw proceedings of assaulting an emergency worker in a case where an individual was experiencing a severe mental health breakdown