Jeremy joined chambers in 2015 having previously practiced in London at 2 King’s Bench Walk. He has built a successful practice defending ranging from the most serious and complex matters including attempted murder, high value MTIC / Carousel Fraud, sexual offences and drugs, through to technical road traffic defences. He defends in various regulatory areas including police discipline, court martial, medical (MDU approved), Coroner’s Inquests and Environmental law. He has an approachable ‘down to earth’ style and a reputation for calming the most difficult clients.
Jeremy has successfully appeared at every level of misconduct hearing concerning all appeal processes including Judicial Review. Most notably, Jeremy represented Sergeant Mark Andrews, a custody sergeant through every stage of his case lasting four years. Sergeant Mark Andrews was originally charged with causing actual bodily harm against a female detainee in his custody.
The incident was captured on CCTV and showed the officer dragging the female through the custody suite where it appeared as though the officer then threw the female to the floor in her cell, witnessed by a female police officer and a Doctor. The defence required the services of several experts and careful reconstruction of the incident in order to show the true nature of what actually happened. The cross examination of those who claimed to observe the incident was crucial.
After successfully overturning the criminal conviction (before Mr Justice Bean on appeal at Oxford Crown Court), the officer then faced misconduct proceedings at Swindon Police Headquarters. After finding misconduct proven, the officer was dismissed from the force. That finding was then taken successfully to the Police Appeals Tribunal where the previous decision was overturned and the officer reinstated.
This however was not the end of the matter. The then Chief Constable of Wiltshire sought to Judicially Review the decision of the Police Appeals Tribunal at the High Court on the basis that the decision to overturn the original panel’s decision was unreasonable. That application was also successfully defended and the officer returned to the force at the same rank as Sergeant.
This high profile matter which received national coverage involved assessing a great deal of expert evidence and careful cross examination of a particularly emotional and difficult complainant. For more information on this case, please click here or see YouTube for relevant footage.
Jeremy is an approved advocate through the Medical Defence Union and can receive instructions at Interim Order Panel Hearings and Misconduct Hearings before the General Medical Council and General Chiropractic Council. Jeremy has successfully represented medical professionals facing misconduct allegations (including criminal charges) concerning possession of indecent images, inappropriate examination of patients and sexual assault of colleagues whilst in the workplace. He also has experience and knowledge of basic medical procedures which has assisted him in relation to defending allegations of failing to act in the patient’s best interests.
Jeremy also appears on behalf of the medical profession attending at Coroner’s inquests, often on behalf of General Practitioners and other medical professionals. He has experience covering a wide range of matters including domestic homicide and systemic failure within the NHS Trust where article 2 is engaged. Jeremy has achieved a reputation for dealing with these cases in a sensitive yet robust manner, always appreciating the possible wider implications on the medical professionals involved following a narrative verdict.
Jeremy is accredited to accept instructions through BAR direct access and takes great pride in delivering a first class down to earth service to both his professional and lay clients. His tenacity to obtain the best results in the most difficult cases combined with a passion for advocacy is what motivates Jeremy.
Rape – Multiple unrelated complainants (4) all linked in one trial.
Rape – (7 counts of historic matters).
Indecent images/child pornography.
Rape and sexual assault.
Conspiracy to commit Arson with intent to endanger life – defendant allegedly built a sophisticated bomb and threw it into a house with occupants.
Rape/Kidnap alleged against a 14 year old male committed on a 4 year old child.
Numerous Coroner’s Inquests spanning a wide spectrum.
Conspiracy to commit Armed Robbery – 8 handed matter, 1st on indictment – sole counsel – The Old Bailey London.
£10 Million MTIC VAT Carousel fraud
High Court – Judicial Review
Double knife point rape and kidnap
Attempted murder – junior counsel. The case involved large amounts of CCTV and complicated mobile phone evidence
Blackmail/Aggravated burglary/Firearms offences
Conspiracy to commit fraud £500,000