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.
Paul Jackson Led Charlotte Hole for the Defence of male charged with the historic rape, buggery and sexual assault of eight males over three decades. This trial involved an application to stay a count as an abuse of process, the analysis of volumes of third party material, section 41 applications, section 100 and 101 applications and submissions of no case. Instructed by TS Law.
Paul Jackson acted for the Defence of an alleged hired assassin acquitted of attempted murder. The case involved the crucial cross-examination of the Crown’s medical expert and the detailed analysis of CCTV evidence. Instructed by Imran Khan and Partners.
Paul Jackson acted for the Defence of male charged with conspiracy to steal and conspiracy to rob. The defendant was allegedly part of a gang that would steal motorbikes and then use them to rob individuals of high value items in the West End of London. Instructed by Joseph Hill Solicitors.
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