Ms Amy Jackson > Chambers of Jeremy Weston QC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Jeremy Weston QC
St Ives Chambers
1-3 WHITTALL STREET
BIRMINGHAM
B4 6DH
England

Work Department

Amy Jackson is a Barrister specialising in Criminal and Regulatory law.

Position

Amy is Level 3 on the CPS Advocates Panel, and Serious Organised Crime Panel.

She has a very strong Criminal practice, and is instructed by both the defence and prosecution on matters spanning the criminal spectrum.  Amy is particularly experienced in defending serious sexual and violent offences.

Amy is also instructed in Regulatory matters and believes that the skills and experience developed in the Criminal court give real advantage in Regulatory cases.

Career

Year of Call: 2009

Criminal Law

Amy is a specialist criminal practitioner instructed by the defence and prosecution.

Amy’s practice spans serious offences of all types.  She is regularly instructed to defend in cases of rape, historic sexual abuse, and offences involving children.  Her style of successfully cross-examining children and vulnerable witnesses has been repeatedly noted and complimented.

Amy also regularly defends in cases of attempted murder, armed robbery, kidnap, blackmail, serious violence, and possession of drugs with intent to supply.  She has significant experience of representing youths charged with serious offences.

Amy also enjoys a strong prosecution practice, often prosecuting multi handed conspiracies.  She holds the belief that acting for both the prosecution and defence makes her a more astute and successful advocate.  She acts for the Crown Prosecution Service, UK Border Agency, Department of Business and Local Authorities.

Notable Cases

R v Rehman & others (2018)

Multi-handed prosecution across 3 indictments for armed car jacking conspiracies.  Full convictions secured following trial.  Involved complex cell site and expert evidence.

R v Ali (2018)

Defence of an 18 year old charged with the Attempted Murder of a 16 year old by shooting.  Early advice and representations to the CPS secured an alternative plea to s.18 and an exceptionally lenient sentence.

R v B (2018)

Led by Queens Counsel on Attempted Murder.

R v D (2017)

Defence of a step-father accused of conspiracy to rape his young daughter in order to use her as a surrogate.  Received national press.

R v Markowski (2017)

Defence in a case of human trafficking and modern slavery.  Received national press.

R v Lasmanis (2017)

Defence in a case of causing death by dangerous driving.

R v M (2017)

Acquittal secured for a man accused of seriously sexually assaulting his daughter over 50 years ago.

Operation Fox (2016)

Prosecution of a complex five handed conspiracy to burgle involving cell site analysis, footprint comparison and forensic evidence, concluding in the conviction of all defendants.

R v KW (2016)

Unanimous acquittal of care worker accused of serious sexual assault on elderly female.  Case involved the use of a defence intermediary.

R v H (2016)

Unanimous acquittal in a case of rape and blackmail.  The case alleged rape followed by the forced sending of intimate photographs.  Significant telephone evidence was involved.

R v W (2015)

Defending a father charged with sexually assaulting his 7 year old daughter. Hung jury. Inconsistencies highlighted in cross examination of the young witness lead to the Crown’s decision not to seek a re-trial.

R v Delaney & others

Prosecution of a 4 handed conspiracy to rob jewellers. Evidence included body mapping and forensic evidence. All defendants convicted.

R v Blake & others (2014)

Led in the successful prosecution of 5 defendants for conspiracy to kidnap, rob, blackmail and pervert the course of justice.

R v Edwards (2013)

Acquittal secured following trial on possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life. Complex hearsay arguments involved.

Regulatory law

Amy Jackson believes that the skills and experience developed in the Criminal courts can be used to give real advantage in her regulatory work.

Amy regularly appears in the Crown and Magistrates’ Court, both for the prosecution and defence.

Recent prosecution work on behalf of local authorities, government departments and licensing authorities has included advising and appearing on matters including:

  • Insolvency infractions
  • Security licensing
  • Taxi licensing
  • Environmental/waste disposal
  • Trading standards
  • Fraud (social security, council tax and housing benefits);
  • Proceeds of crime/confiscation
  • Forfeiture
  • Education Act prosecutions

Amy’s defence practice encompasses the full range of regulatory offences.

Amy prides herself on being professional, yet approachable for clients, lay or professional.  She also appreciates the need to supply carefully considered advice at an early stage of proceedings, and on an often short deadline.

Languages

English

Education

Bar Vocational Course- College of Law, Birmingham

Bachelor of Law (Hons) – University of Nottingham

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2

Amy JacksonSt Ives ChambersA very capable junior counsel. Conscientious and focused with a good tactical awareness.