Jemma Gordon

Jemma Gordon - Barrister at St John's Buildings

Email: clerk@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk

Phone: 01244 323070

Year of call: 2015

Book BarristerDownload Details

Jemma was called to the Bar in 2015 and joined St John’s Buildings in 2017 after successful completion of pupillage. Jemma specialises in criminal law and is instructed in a wide range of criminal matters. Jemma has completed the Bar Council Vulnerable Witness Advocacy Training and is experienced in dealing with vulnerable clients and witnesses.

Jemma is also a CPS Level 2 prosecutor.

Expertise

  • Crime

    Jemma is instructed to represent clients at all stages of criminal proceedings, in both the Crown Court and the Magistrates’ Court (including the Youth Court). She also has also appeared in the Court of Appeal. Jemma is experienced in dealing with vulnerable clients and witnesses and has completed the Bar Council Vulnerable Witness Advocacy Training.

    Jemma is also a CPS Level 2 prosecutor.

    Notable cases

    Court of Appeal

    R v R (2017): Represented a client in an appeal against sentence. Successfully argued that despite the client falling outside the sentencing guidelines due to his extensive history of offending, the sentence passed was disproportionate to the offence committed and manifestly excessive.

    General crime

    R v G (2021): Represented a client who was one of thirteen charged with conspiracy to supply with class A drugs.

    R v J (2021): Represented a client charged with possession with intent to supply class B drugs – acquitted after trial.

    R v A (2020): Represented a client charged with attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity.

    R v D (2020): Represented a client charged with causing actual bodily harm with a screwdriver – acquitted after trial.

    R v C (2019): Represented a client charged with conspiracy to supply class A drugs, blackmail, possession of firearm with intent to cause fear of violence and perverting the course of justice.

    R v K (2019): Represented a client charged with robbery.

    R v W (2018): Represented a client charged with false imprisonment and threats to cause criminal damage – acquitted after trial.

    R v D (2018): Represented a client charged with causing death by dangerous driving of his partner and friend. Case reported in the Telegraph.

    R v M (2018): Represented a client charged with sexual assault – acquitted after trial.

    R v W (2018): Represented a client charged with possession of a firearm without a licence.

    Book BarristerBack to top