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Alexander Jacobs*


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(Year of Call 1997)

Joined Chambers: 2000


LL.B (Hons)

CPS Advocate Panel - Level 3

CPS Advocate Panel Rape List


Alex practices in Criminal law and regulatory law. He is a CPS Level 3 advocate and prosecutes and defends a wide range of cases including fraud, serious violence and murder, sexual offences, proceeds of crime confiscation and benefit fraud. Also defends in private motoring matters.

Notable Cases:

R v S and others [2005] EWCA Crim 3616 (for Crown) Sentencing dangerous offenders; indications from lower courts - whether binding.

R v Johnston [2006] 1 Cr. App. R. (S.) 665; [2005] EWCA Crim 2737 (for Crown) Appropriate sentence for racially aggravated criminal damage.

R (on the application of Dhaliwal) v DPP [2006] EWHC 1149 (Admin) (for DPP) Excess alcohol, reliability of scientific evidence.

R v Costello [2007] 1 Cr. App. R. (S.) 51 (for Costello) Sentencing dangerous young offenders.

R v Sabina Eriksson [2009] (for Crown) Murder/manslaughter of Stoke on Trent man by Swedish twin.

Further Information:

Pupil Supervisor

Former course designer, lecturer and examiner in Evidence law at University of North London

Former Section Officer with Greater Manchester Police and City of London Police Special Constabulary


Criminal Bar Association

Midland Circuit


Deputy District Judge (Magistrates' Court)

Fee paid Judge of the First Tier Tribunal, Social Entitlement Chamber

Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service- Legal Assessor (Fitness to Practise Panels)

Nursing and Midwifery Council - Legal Assessor (Fitness to Practise Panels)

Health and Care Professions Council - Legal Assessor (Fitness to Practise Panels)

Former Barrister member of Bar Standards Board Complaints Committee

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