Paul Jackson is a highly regarded and specialist junior barrister with extensive expertise in serious and complex criminal cases involving sexual offending, homicide, multi-handed violence and gun crime. Paul places great emphasis on thorough preparation and first class advocacy.
Paul has a wealth of expertise in the defence of those accused of rape and other serious sexual offences and is frequently instructed to act in historic cases involving multiple complainants. Aside from this main areas of practice involves all forms of serious offending but including cases of murder, manslaughter, serious violence, drugs, money laundering and serious fraud. Paul is often instructed in complex multi-handed cases with voluminous papers requiring attention to detail and forensic analysis.
Mr Jackson is able to accept instructions direct from the public in appropriate cases. For further information in this regard please contact the Senior Clerk.
Jonathan Higgs QC led Paul Jackson for the defence of this young male charged with murder. The Crown’s case was that the defendant stabbed the deceased 14 times in a matter of seconds. Whilst the defendant accepted causing the death of the deceased, he asserted that the deceased attacked him with a knife which he was able to take off of him and then acted in self-defence. The defendant was found not guilty.
Danny Robinson led Paul Jackson in this successful prosecution of males charged with conspiracy to supply large quantities of class A drugs and then launder the proceeds. This was a NCA investigation. The defendants were sentenced to a total of 44 years imprisonment.
Paul Jackson acted for the Defence of female charged with deliberately assisting a male, who was subsequently charged with murder, to evade arrest and thereby perverted the course of justice. The assistance included disposing of clothes, dying hair, attempting to lighten skin colour, assisting escape from the murder scene and then providing addresses to hide.
Paul Jackson represented a male charged with attempting to kill two males on two separate occasions. The allegation concerned gang activity and a firearm the defendant was found in possession of days after it had been used in a near fatal shooting. The first allegation was dismissed and the second was topped at half-time. In this case the admissibility of evidence of gang affiliation featured heavily.
Paul Jackson defended a male charged with harassment, putting his own brother in fear of violence. The complainant was so discredited during cross-examination that the Crown offered no evidence declaring in explanation to the jury that "the complainant's credibility had been diminished to vanishing point". Not guilty verdict entered. The trial judge then imposed a post-acquittal restraining order under section 5A(1) of teh Protection from Harassment Act 1997 which was subsequently quashed by the Court of Appeal.
R v Mohammed Emanul Haque (2014) EWCA Crim 832 and R v Mohammed Emanul Haque (2015) EWCA Crim 767.
Paul Jackson defended a male charged with possession of class A drugs with intent to supply. Some time before trial the defendant sacked his original solicitors and Counsel. At trial the defendant accepted possession of the drugs but denied having any intent to supply. The Crown were allowed by the trial judge to put to the defendant a response to a question in the PCMH form asking what were the real issues, his original barrister, had written "no possession". The Crown sought to cross-examine on that statement as being inconsistent with his defence and plea to possession. The resultant
R v Alan Newell (2012) 1 W.L.R.3142 overturning the decision in R(on the application of Firth) v Epping Magistrates' Court (2011) 4 All.E.R.326