Year of Call: 2000
- Bar Vocational Course, 2000 (BPP)
- Dip. Law, 1999 (City University)
- BA (Hons) French, 1987 (University of Manchester)
Areas of work
Jeremy came to the Bar as a mature entrant having enjoyed a successful career in international commerce. He completed his pupillage with Ali Azhar at 9 King’s Bench Walk in 2001 and in over a decade of practice since has developed a flourishing practice, specialising in both criminal and immigration law. His mastery of these areas gives him an extra advantage in advising and representing clients who are involved in litigation in both jurisdictions (those facing criminal allegations and related deportation proceedings, for example). His relaxed out of court persona (popular with instructing solicitors and lay clients) belies an incisive and determined manner in court which he deploys to full advantage with Judge and Jury alike.
INTERESTING CRIMINAL TRIALS
R v Nimoh (& another) Croydon Crown Court (Defending)
Four counts of obtaining leave to enter / remain by deception. Allegation of sham marriage. Client acquitted despite overwhelming evidence and damning ‘confession’ from co-defendant..
R v Choudhury (& ors) Kingston Crown Court (Defending)
Co-defending with Head of Chambers. Four-handed allegation kidnap, false imprisonment and revenge hammer attack in relation to a “black money” scam.
R v BH (a minor) Inner London Crown Court (Defending)
s. 18 of utmost severity (initially attempted murder) – gang related axe attack at Plaistow Tube Station.
R v Medley Bristol Crown Court (Defending – junior to Sir Ivan Lawrence QC)
Kidnap / s. 18 tried in Bristol due to D’s notoriety in home city.
R v Vungbo Snaresbrook Crown Court (Defending)
Possessing articles for use in fraud. Overwhelming evidence – client acquitted in 12 minutes!
R v Lebnouj (& another) Southwark Crown Court (Defending)
Client found with 30g of cocaine, 1kg of cannabis resin and £10,000 in cash. Successful defence of personal use to charge of possession with intent.
In addition to the above Jeremy has prosecuted and defended in cases involving allegations of arson (with and without intent), dangerous dogs, banking fraud, sexual offences and possession of a firearm. He is experienced in dealing with cases involving issues of abuse of process, confiscation, cash seizure, PII issues, police texts, extended sentences / IPP, evidence from overseas and fitness to plead / stand trial. His legal knowledge has further benefitted from the experience of teaching law at degree level at a London college for foreign students and from acting as a Judge in the College of Law Student Mock Trial Scheme.
Jeremy has a vast range of experience in all aspects immigration, asylum and human rights cases in the First Tier Tribunal, Upper Tribunal, High Court and Court of Appeal.
Jeremy is a fluent francophone, having lived in Paris for four years before training for the Bar, which places him at an obvious advantage with clients whose first language is French.
Away from the law, Jeremy enjoys relaxing with his family and socialising with friends. He has been known to attend an occasional Leyton Orient football match and to partake of the occasional glass of cider when visiting his native Somerset.