Miss Jane Oldfield > Red Lion Chambers > Chelmsford, England > Lawyer Profile

Red Lion Chambers
Red Lion Chambers
THORNWOOD HOUSE, 102 NEW LONDON ROAD
CHELMSFORD
CM2 0RG
England

Position

Jane is currently ranked in the Legal 500 as a leading junior at the London Bar in both Crime and Professional Discipline and Regulatory, and on the South-Eastern Circuit in Crime. She is described as “an outstanding advocate… She strikes a perfect balance between approachability and delivering balanced, legally sound and understandable advice.” and “an excellent lawyer who has extensive experience in her field, excellent legal knowledge and a strong character that allows her to deal with complex cases and issues”.

She is a persuasive advocate and an adept technical lawyer with the organisational and communication skills necessary for varied and complicated cases.  Her commitment to detailed case analysis, combined with her intellect and friendly manner, have enabled her to build a successful and diverse practice as a criminal and regulatory barrister.  She is expert at witness handling, both in examination-in-chief and cross-examination, and has a style which adapts easily to the various different forums in which she appears.

Career

Year of call: 2004 Inn: Middle Temple 2014 General Medical Council List of Counsel 2013 Serious Fraud Office Proceeds of Crime List 2012 Health & Safety Executive, Office of the Rail Regulator & Environment Agency Panel List C Public access-qualified

Languages

French and Spanish

Memberships

Criminal Bar Association, South Eastern Circuit, Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers, Health and Safety Lawyers’ Association

Education

Lady Margaret School, Parsons Green, Fulham, London, 1991-1998
St Hilda’s College, Oxford University: BA Modern Languages (French and Spanish), 2:1, 1998-2002
PGDL at City University 2002-2003, Very Competent
Middle Temple

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > South Eastern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 1

Jane OldfieldRed Lion ChambersShe is an excellent lawyer who has extensive experience in her field, excellent legal knowledge and a strong character that allows her to deal with complex cases and issues.

Red Lion Chambers is a heavyweight criminal set in East Anglia, with its barristers frequently instructed in murder, organised crime and sexual offences cases. Christopher Paxton QC led the prosecution in a highly complex murder trial, concerning a man who received over 70 blows before his body was set on fire – there were no witnesses to the offence, and the conviction was based primarily on circumstantial evidence and a partial confession. In another case, Jane Oldfield prosecuted a mother and father who were convicted of causing serious injuries to their twin babies; both defendants blamed each other and denied knowledge of the injuries.

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Jane OldfieldRed Lion ChambersJane is an outstanding advocate. When assessing and presenting a case, she has an innate ability to cut through the irrelevant and focus on key issues. She strikes a perfect balance between approachability and delivering balanced, legally sound and understandable advice.