Jemma Gordon

Email: clerk@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk

Phone: 01244 323070

Year of call: 2015

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Jemma graduated from the University of East Anglia in 2013 with an LLB in Law with First Class Honours. Prior to completing the BPTC, Jemma was awarded the Gray’s Inn Bacon Award and subsequently achieved an ‘Outstanding’ grade. Jemma was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 2015 and prior to pupillage was employed as a criminal paralegal in a multi-disciplinary solicitors’ firm in London.

Jemma is based in Chester, having completed a common law pupillage under the supervision of Andrew Green and accepts instructions in all areas of criminal law.

Expertise

  • Crime

    Jemma is instructed to represent clients at all stages of criminal proceedings, in both the Magistrates’ Court and the Crown Court and has experience dealing with vulnerable clients and witnesses. Jemma is also a level 1 CPS prosecutor.

    Crown Court

    R v B (2017) – secured an acquittal for a client charged with dangerous driving.

    R v R (2017) – represented a client charged with s.47 assault and upon a submission that there was no case to answer, a not guilty verdict was entered at the close of the prosecution case.

    R v F (2017) – represented a client charged with violent disorder which required the assistance of an Indonesian interpreter.

    R v K (2017) – represented a client who had pleaded guilty to two charges of possession with intent to supply class A drugs. Successfully submitted that the matter could be dealt with by way of a suspended sentence.

    Magistrates’ Court

    R v S (2017) – represented a client charged with multiple driving offences including drug driving and drink driving. Extensive cross-examination of police officer regarding her ID evidence and secured an acquittal.

    R v D (2017) –  represented a client charged with sexual assault and two counts of ABH. Trial involved multiple complainants with one complainant giving evidence via video link.

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