Year of Call 2009
Jasmine trained as a Legal Adviser at Southern Derbyshire Magistrates Court in 2003 and subsequently commenced practice as a defence solicitor in 2005 until being called to the Bar.
Jasmine has defended many jury trials from offences of dishonesty, serious violence, public disorder, aggravated burglary, arson and stalking offences; she has experience in defending multi defendant trials and has prepared a Very High Cost Case in relation to illegal immigration.
Jasmine has defended several contested POCA cases in relation to drugs offences and has minimised liability in several cases. Jasmine has challenged sentences to the Court of Appeal, with some success. She has successfully challenged a Crown application to adduce previous bad character of a youth defendant by preparing a judicial review into the Crown’s decision making process.
Jasmine has a range of experience in prosecuting and defending in regulatory matters, with particular experience of trading standards; counterfeit goods, food/drink unfit for human consumption, dangerous products, the selling of items with age restrictions.
She was instructed by Derby City Council in relation to a large “car clocking” whereby a custodial sentence was imposed.
Jasmine has defended prosecutions by the Insolvency Agency, Health and Safety Executive and Peak District National Park Authority. Jasmine has also appeared at Inquest Hearings.
Road Traffic Law
Jasmine has a solid understanding of road traffic offences, penalties and arguments of special reasons and exceptional hardship. Jasmine was involved in the start up of West Midlands Police led prosecutions by training police and legal staff on presentation of cases at Court.
Jasmine has a keen interest in this area of law and has a good understanding of the different cultural attitudes towards such offences coming from a dual nationality background. Jasmine is a supporter of the new offence of controlling or coercive behaviour. She has also been instructed by the Police in relation to Domestic Violence Protection Orders.
Civil & Immigration
Jasmine has undertaken this type of work whilst at New Walk chambers; dealing with small claims trials, particularly in relation to RTA’s, contested liability and infant settlement hearings. Jasmine is keen to maintain this area of practice, with particular interest in relation to quantum as a result of negligence.
Jasmine is also Public Access Accredited and authorised to conduct litigation.