Jayne specialises exclusively as an advocate in criminal law and is regularly instructed by both the Prosecution and Defence, predominantly in the Crown Court.
Jayne is a Level 3 Prosecutor for the Crown Prosecution Service and has recently been invited to join the 2016 - 2020 panel.
Jayne was called to the Bar in 1994 after securing sponsorship from Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service to study for the Bar Vocational Course. Prior to that Jayne worked as a legal advisor in the Magistrates Court in Hull. After completing her contracted commitment to HMCTS, Jayne secured pupillage with Wilberforce Chambers which she successfully completed and was accepted as a tenant in 1998.
For family reasons Jayne joined the Crown Prosecution Service in 2002 as a Senior Crown Prosecutor.
During her 11 years working for the Crown Prosecution Service Jayne built up a strong reputation for being a robust but fair Prosecutor with sound legal knowledge and judgement.
Jayne gained substantial experience in advising the police and preparing serious cases including a number of murder cases and multi handed drug trafficking cases. Jayne was involved in the much publicised Operation Midas, a police undercover Drugs Operation in 2011, providing pre arrest advice and charging advice to the Police before prosecuting many of the Cases in her role as a Crown Advocate in the Crown Court.
In 2006 Jayne Became a Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Specialist for the Crown Prosecution Service. Jayne therefore has an in-depth knowledge of the issues surrounding RASSO cases including issues around, third party material and Public Interest Immunity.
In January 2014 Jayne returned to Wilberforce Chambers as a tenant and has been regularly instructed by both the Prosecution and Defence since then.
Jayne's experience as a Crown Prosecutor stands her in good stead in her role as Defence counsel, a role in which she is equally robust.
Jayne has successfully defended serious cases since her return to Chambers including allegations of Inflicting Grievous Bodily With Intent and Robbery.
Recently she successfully argued that there had been an abuse of the process of the Court due to serious irregularities on behalf of the Police in a multi-handed assault trial.
Qualifications and Appointments
LL.B. (Hons) Nottingham Trent University
Bar Vocational Course - Inns of Court Law School - Very Competent