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Amy Jacobs

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(Year of Call 2005)

Joined Chambers: 2006

Qualifications:

MA (Hons) Cantab Modern & Medieval Languages (French and Spanish)

CPE (Anglia Polytechnic University)

BVC (College of Law) - Outstanding

Scholarships:

Queen Mother Fund Scholarship for BVC (Middle Temple) Margaret Gardener Prize and the Alma Blakeman-Jones Second Year Scholarship having received a double 1st at Part 1A of the Cambridge Tripos

Background:

An approachable and friendly advocate, Amy prides herself on her ability to deal sensitively with vulnerable witnesses and clients alike. Nonetheless, with her eye for detail and tenacity in the courtroom, Amy is regularly instructed in cases across the whole range of criminal offences, such as serious violence, fraud and drugs offences. However she has a burgeoning speciality in representing those accused of sexual offences. In particular, she has represented a number of defendants accused of rape and sexual assaults in respect of family members. Amy secured an acquittal in most cases.

Amy prosecutes and defends, predominantly in the Crown Court but also in the Magistrates’ Court. She has experience of appearing in the Court of Appeal and of being led.

Amy is a CPS Grade 2 prosecutor and sits part-time as a Tribunal Member of the Medical Practitioners Tribunal Service, determining allegations relating to doctors’ Fitness to Practice.

Recommendations:

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Chambers & Partners 2017: "She has a very pleasant demeanour and presence in the courtroom and displays a very thorough knowledge of each case, thereby instilling confidence in clients during a difficult time."

Notable Cases:

Operation Moat 2016 (defence counsel for a member of a gang involved in a series of violent armed robberies of convenience stores).

R v Mohammed & others 2016 (defence counsel for the leader of a gang supplying Class A drugs and laundering the proceeds, on-going Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings).

R v Clare & others 2015 (defence counsel for a young member of a gang carrying out a series of armed robberies involving a firearm).

R v AM 2015 (successful application to dismiss on behalf of a defendant accused of unlawful sexual activity with a mentally-disordered child).

R v Rafiq & others 2014 (defence counsel for a man who carried out an acid attack on behalf of a jilted lover seeking revenge).

R v NB 2014 (successful defence of a child accused of raping child family members)

R v WS 2014 (successful defence of a father accused of sexually assaulting his daughter)

R v Aganmwonyi 2014 (successful defence in a case of rape)

Smith & O’Neill v R 2013 Court of Appeal (appeal against conviction in a case of gang rape)

R v Hammond; R v Smith & others 2013 (grievous bodily harm with intent – revenge attack with a crowbar)

R v Nguyen 2013 (large-scale conspiracy to produce cannabis)

R v Berridge 2012 (junior brief in a million-pound mortgage fraud)

Further Information:

Amy Jacobs has given lectures and training on behalf of the St Ives Criminal Team.

Memberships:

Midland Circuit

Criminal Bar Association

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