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1-3 WHITTALL STREET, BIRMINGHAM, B4 6DH, ENGLAND
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Work 0121 236 0863
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Fax 0121 236 6961
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16072 BIRMINGHAM
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www.stiveschambers.co.uk

Justin Jarmola

Tel:
Work 0121 236 0863
Email:
Web:
www.stiveschambers.co.uk/barristers/justin-jarmola/
St Ives Chambers (Chambers of Jeremy Weston QC)

Work Department

Justin Jarmola is a Barrister specialising in Criminal law, Regulatory law and Personal Injury.

Position

Justin Jarmola specialises in Criminal law. He is known for his forensic cross-examination style, persuasive speeches and his engaging manner with juries. He combines this with a meticulous knowledge of his cases, and ensures that he takes particular care in building a strong rapport with his lay clients.

Beyond criminal matters, he undertakes a wide range of regulatory matters within the Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court and is regularly instructed to appear in the County Court and Employment Tribunal in civil matters.

Career

Year of Call:  2009

Criminal Law

Justin has developed a wealth of experience in cases of Homicide, Drug Importation and Supply, Serious Violence, Sexual Offences and Fraud. Whilst the majority of Justin’s practice consists of representing those accused of crime, he also prosecutes a wide range of matters involving Drugs and Serious Violence as a Level 3 Prosecutor.

Recent Cases:

Operation Plym (2018-2019) - Instructed as Led Junior, in this ongoing multi-handed prosecution, on behalf of an individual regarding allegations of Murder, Manslaughter and Conspiracy to Rob.

Operation Zumeta (2018) - Instructed, in this multi-handed prosecution, on behalf of a prisoner charged with Conspiring to Convey Drugs and other illegal articles into prisons. Approximately 60,000 pages of evidence had to be considered, due to the large number of Defendants and prolific number of illicit mobile telephones involved in the case.

Operation Newton (2018) -Instructed, in this multi-handed prosecution, on behalf of an individual charged with Conspiracy to Commit Burglary. The allegation was that an Organised Crime Group planned and executed a number of dwelling-house burglaries, in order to steal high performance cars.

Operation Union (2017-2018) - Instructed, in this ongoing prosecution, on behalf of an individual charged with Conspiracy to Commit Fraud and Perverting the Course of Justice, in this trial fixed for ten weeks in the Crown Court at Birmingham.

Operation Emboss (2017-2018) -Currently representing an individual, in this ongoing prosecution, charged with Conspiring to Import Drugs into the United Kingdom. Forensic analysis of many thousands of pages of telecommunications evidence undertaken. The trial is anticipated to conclude in early 2018.

Operation Canvas (2017) - Represented an individual charged with Conspiring to Convey Drugs, and other illegal articles, into prisons. Forensic analysis of many thousands of pages of evidence and surveillance footage. The case is currently the subject of a BBC documentary.

Operation Orchard (2017) -Represented an individual charged with Conspiracy to Supply Drugs and Conspiracy to Conceal Criminal Property. In excess of 10,000 pages of evidence had to be meticulously analysed.

R v Smith (2017) -Represented a Student Nurse charged with Rape, amongst other offences. Forensic analysis of thousands of pages of telecommunications evidence had to be undertaken, to demonstrate the level of contact between the client and the complainant in advance of the allegation.

R v Lewis (2017) -Prosecuted an individual, following a National Crime Agency investigation, charged with Importing Drugs into the United Kingdom from Jamaica. Expert evidence regarding the methods Organised Crime Groups evade custom controls was considered.

R v Keen (2017) - Represented an individual charged with offences of Causing Death by Dangerous Driving and Causing Serious Injury by Dangerous Driving. Consideration of significant amount of expert automotive evidence undertaken, together with issues of causation.

Operation Scimitar (2016-2017) - Led Junior for an individual charge with offences of Rape and Human Trafficking in this eight-week trial. Consideration of well in excess of 10,000 pages of evidence.

Regulatory Law

Justin regularly prosecutes and defends in the Crown Court and Magistrates’ Court, representing companies, government departments and individuals in matters involving Consumer Protection, Unfair Commercial Practices, Counterfeit Goods, Food Safety, Health and Safety Act offences, Animal Welfare Act offences and Environmental offences.

He also has a wealth of experience in matters of licensing, including proceedings involving taxis, late night refreshment and liquor licences.

Personal Injury

Justin acts for Claimants and Defendants in Personal Injury matters, and is regularly instructed in Multi-Track and Fast Track matters.

Justin particularly deals with all aspects of Civil Fraud, including allegations of exaggerated credit hire, exaggerated personal injury, staged and contrived accidents, phantom passengers and low velocity impact claims.

Justin also advises in respect of, and appears in committal hearings due to issues of fundamental dishonesty.

Recommendations:

Legal 500 2018: “Very experienced in cases involving multi-defendant drugs conspiracies.”

Languages

English

Education

The University of Manchester BA Hons Law with Politics

Manchester Metropolitan University BVC

CPS Advocate Panel - Level 3


Regional Bar : Midland Circuit

Crime

Within: Crime – Leading juniors

Justin Jarmola - St Ives ChambersVery experienced in cases involving multi-defendant drugs conspiracies.

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