Practice areas

Crime, Civil

Year of call: 1970


Jeremy’s practice involves criminal law and the law relating to children; he is a qualified Mediator, accepts Public Access cases, and lectures on a number of topics in crime and criminal procedure. He is also known as a skilled negotiator. He has been a Recorder of the Crown Court for many years with Criminal, Civil and Family tickets.

His particular interests as a barrister are criminal defence, representing relatives in Child Care cases (parents and grandparents), and cases with a medical element, both physical and mental.

Jeremy is an approved prosecutor for RASSO cases.

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Recent Criminal Cases

  • R v M: defending a young Lance-Corporal, court-martialled for rape of a female colleague after an evening’s drinking. The case involved difficult questions of drunkenness as negating consent, and assessing the evidential effect of a large amount of social media material
  • R v B: Leading Junior in a case against a retired teacher accused of historic sexual abuse of 12 pupils. The principal issues involved cross-examination of vulnerable witnesses, bad character evidence and cross-admissibility of evidence
  • R v D: prosecuting a deaf and dumb Egyptian immigrant who had sexually abused his niece and his 2 step-daughters, one of them over several years. Of the persons involved other than the police, all but two were Egyptians who could neither speak or hear
  • R v W: prosecuting a transgender woman charged with “revenge porn” on two soldiers
  • R v L: defending a young motorist, tried and re-tried (and acquitted) for causing the death of a motor-cyclist by careless driving. The case involved “expert evidence” on both sides in an attempt to re-construct the accident, the result depending largely on the cross-examination of the Crown’s expert
  • R v S: fraud involving £2.25m insurance claim
  • R v A & K: bank fraud by persons using false identities
  • R v M: fraud in breach of trust by holder of a power of attorney
  • R v H: fraud in breach of trust by employee over long period
  • R v S: attempt murder and s.18 by estranged wife
  • R v S: serious sexual assault by middle aged woman on 17 year old boy
  • R v Z: “baby shaking” case with 14 medical expert witnesses
  • R v T & others: conspiracy and possession of 1.5 kilos of cocaine with intent to supply
  • R v M & others: conspiracy to supply cocaine and heroin by the main wholesale supplier
  • R v B: money laundering c.£100k proceeds of dealing in cocaine
  • R v E: perverting the course of justice by senior medic
  • R v P: perverting the course of justice by manipulating criminal procedure

As a Recorder, Jeremy has tried criminal cases involving fraud by a solicitor with power of attorney, class A drug supply with firearms, and arson; Personal Injury cases involving factory accidents, road traffic and Occupiers’ Liability; and Private family cases involving fact-finding and children with parents of different nationalities.

Jeremy is a sex-ticketed Recorder, and trained as a tutor Judge and as a trainer for cross-examination of vulnerable witnesses in sex cases.

His lecturing includes the Bribery Act, updating Criminal Law, and Hearsay Evidence.

He is the Treasurer and Deputy Head of Chambers.

Education

  • MA (Oxon)

Inn

  • Inner Temple

Other

  • Recorder (appointed 1994)
  • Honorary Fellow of the Oxford Institute of Legal Practice