Summary of current role/areas of expertise
Jo is an Appeals Clerk and Police Station Representative with over 25 years experience providing legal support to clients in the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court, bringing a wealth of expertise to the team.
Jo brings a vast amount of experience of the law and procedure to the Appeals Department allowing for her to analyse and unpick cases to establish if there are merits in appeal points to go beyond the initial negative advices provided by trial Counsel.
She has worked on a wide spectrum of cases including murders, complex multi handed conspiracies, financial investigations, extradition, and POCAs. Jo represents clients at the police station, this is a very integral part of defence work. She has the capacity to deal with clients with a diverse range of needs and has on occasion attended at siege situations and avoided the client getting charged with any criminal offences.
Jo trained as a Legal Clerk at Linskills Solicitors, and worked for a number of firms across the Country predominantly Tuckers both in London and Manchester in the Complex Crime Department, before returning to Liverpool to become the Senior Clerk at Broudie Jackson Canter formally R M Broudie and Co, where she remained for nine yrs.
Accredited Police Station Representative 2002
Jo professional highlights are wide ranging as each case brings new challenges that can be learnt and built upon for the next. Jo dealt with a murder case in which the she meticulously analysed the unused material schedule and unearthed covert tapes of the main prosecution witnesses, following legal argument on disclosure the tapes where disclosed resulting in weeks of consideration. This ultimately resulted in a confession from a prosecution witness which formed part of the trial. The client was acquitted of murder. Jo has since gone onto develop her knowledge of expertise in disclosure and has instructed Counsel on many cases resulting in further acquittals.
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