Jade has a mixed practice with a focus on criminal law. Her aptitude for analysis and attention to detail make Jade a popular choice for cases of a technical nature including fraud and regulatory offences.
Having successfully completed pupillage under the supervision of Siôn ap Mihangel, Jade joined Chambers in September 2015. She was born and raised in rural north Wales and is a fluent Welsh speaker.
Jade enjoys a busy criminal practice, accepting both prosecution and defence instructions in the Crown and Youth Courts. She is a level 2 prosecutor.
Operation Resurrection (2019) – Second Junior Counsel in successful prosecution of 23 counts including fraudulent trading and fraud offences in relation to a well-known car dealer (Caernarfon Crown Court)
R v J (2018) – successful prosecution of dangerous driving, where the defendant used his vehicle as a weapon (Mold Crown Court)
R v J (2017) – successful prosecution of armed robbery and kidnap, where the offences arose against a background of a drug dealers’ “turf war” (Caernarfon Crown Court)
R v R (2017) – successful prosecution of a GBH trial involving a punch that resulted in a brain haemorrhage (Caernarfon Crown Court)
R v M (2019) – defence of a 14 year old youth facing an allegation of inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent (Warrington Youth Court)
R v M (2017) – successful prosecution of a youth charged with multiple offences of possessing, making, and distributing indecent images of children, including several offences relating to photographs taken by him of his 7 year old half-sister (Llandudno Youth Court)
R v H & Ors (2016) – successful prosecution of a four-handed arson (Wrexham Youth Court)
R v B (2015) – acted for the defendant at a sentencing hearing in respect of three convictions for serious sexual offences, for which the defendant received a community penalty (Halton Youth Court)
Proceeds of Crime Act (“POCA”)
Jade currently prosecutes all of Cheshire Constabulary’s contested POCA forfeiture proceedings, including those connected to the work of the North West Organised Crime Unit (TITAN). She is also regularly instructed by both prosecution and defence in Crown Court confiscation proceedings and Magistrates’ Court enforcement proceedings.
R v M (2017) – successful negotiation of confiscation proceedings arising from offences of class A drug supply (Chester Crown Court)
Cheshire Constabulary v T & T (2017) – successful contested application for forfeiture of almost £12,000 seized by Cheshire Constabulary in connection with a fraud investigation. It was alleged that the monies recovered from the respondent represented both fraud and the undeclared proceeds of prostitution (Warrington Magistrates’ Court)
Cheshire Constabulary v B (2017) – successful contested application for forfeiture (both at first instance and on appeal) of more than £30,000 seized by Cheshire Constabulary during a drugs raid (Warrington Crown Court)
Jade’s analytical and thorough approach to her work lends itself well to regulatory law. Her experience of prosecuting and defending in such matters in the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts encompasses Trading Standards and Local Authority work, Health and Safety Regulations, and Food Hygiene Regulations.
R v S & Ors (2017) – acted for a defendant in Trading Standards proceedings relating to allegations of fraud and regulatory breaches (Mold Crown Court)
R v B & Ors (2016) – defended a company and company secretary in respect of breaches of UK and EU Food Hygiene Regulations relating to cockles, including a four day application to vacate pleas and eight days of contested mitigation (Liverpool Crown Court)
R v E (2015) – acted for a defendant in Trading Standards proceedings relating to eight counts of fraud and seven counts of failure to notify consumers of their cancellation rights (Liverpool Crown Court)
Jade has a well-established personal injury practice, with a particular focus on personal injury arising from road traffic accidents.
A v B (2018) – acted for the claimant at a fast track trial where the defendant raised allegations of fraud based on LVI. The allegations of fraud were successfully defended and the claim succeeded (Birkenhead County Court)
E v S (2017) – acted on behalf of a claimant in a successful credit hire claim where enforceability was in issue (Chester County Court)
H v D (2016) – advised the claimant in a multi-track personal injury case involving voluminous expert evidence from four consultant orthopaedic surgeons at short notice, resulting in the negotiation of a favourable out of court settlement for the claimant (Wrexham County Court)
2008 – 2011: LLB (Hons), University of Manchester
2011 – 2012: BPTC, Manchester Metropolitan University
Memberships and associations
Wales & Chester Circuit
Welsh (fluent) – able to accept instructions and conduct conferences and hearings in Welsh.