Called in 2003
Jo's practice mainly comprises of crime, military justice and public law including the law of armed conflict. She is experienced in terrorism, homicide, non fatal offences of violence, sexual offence, firearms and fraud. Jo accepts instructions from both the prosecution and the defence. Jo is a grade 3 prosecutor in the general crime group and upon the RASSO, counter terrorism and serious crime panels. She is also a panel C prosecutor for the Health and Safety Executive.
Jo is a graduate of the University of Durham and is widely respected for her keen intellect. She combines this with vast practical experience. Also police accredited, Jo has over seventeen years experience of acting in the best interests of her client from the point of investigation onwards. Her knowledge of police powers and procedures gives her an advantage when conducting Crown Court trails and identifying points of law. She easily identifies breaches of the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984.
Jo is part of the military court martial team in Chambers. She has represented service personnel in Germany, Colchester, Catterick, Bulford and Aldershot. She has an intimate knowledge of the Armed Forces Act, the Law of Armed Conflict and other relevant legislation. She is a published author upon both topics; A practical guide to military justice and A practical guide to the law of armed conflict. She accepts instructions both from the SPA and AFLAA.
Jo is particularly respected for her ability to cross examine expert witnesses upon matters such as impression and marking evidence, DNA, cell site analysis, blood spatter evidence and firearms residue.
In addition to her domestic practice, Jo is Vice Chair of the working group of the Kosovo Specialist Chambers. She is a prosecutor and defender at the International Criminal Court.
Jo is a pupil supervisor and a Middle Temple advocacy trainer and a facilitator of the Vulnerable Witnesses training.
- Grade 3 Prosecutor in general crime group
- RASSO prosecutor
- List of Specialist Regulatory Advocates (Panel C)
- Counter Terrorism Panel
- Serious Crime Panel
- ICC Prosecutor and Defender
- Prosecutor and Victims counsel for the Kosovo Specialist Chambers.
- SFO disclosure panel
- Middle Temple advocacy trainer
- Faciliator of the Vulnerable Witnesses training
Society of the Middle Temple
- Association of Military Court Advocates
- Criminal Bar Association
- South Eastern Circuit