Jasmine has many years defence experience in relation to a wide range of criminal offence. She has defended jury trials in relation to offences of aggravated burglary, armed robbery, wounding, serious public disorder, arson, stalking and harassment, possession of drugs with intent to supply, fraud, theft and sexual offences.
Additionally she has experience in defending in complex multi-handed cases, for example a case involving 18 defendants indicted for facilitating illegal immigration and multi-defendant trials in relation to drugs conspiracies and serious violence.
Jasmine also had vast experience in representing those with serious mental health issues and young defendants. She was instrumental in instructing an intermediary in a case where her client operated with a mental age of only 10.
She has appeared in cases before the Court of Appeal and has successfully challenged appeals against sentence in behalf of her clients.
Jasmine is a robust lawyer who has instigated judicial review proceedings in a case where the prosecution had sought to adduce her clients previous convictions at trial. The bringing of these proceedings meant that the prosecution abandoned the application.
Returning to private practice from the independent bar, Jasmine has also had experience of prosecution work. She has been instructed by both Derby and Nottingham City councils, prosecuting trading standards cases and rogue landlords.
Her previous experience working within the Regulatory and Governance Unit at a Legal 500 firm means that she has substantial experience in defending prosecutions by the Insolvency Agency, the Health and Safety Executive, Trading Standards and Planning Law.
Finally, Jasmine can boast a long standing practice in defending road traffic offences, building on experience of the law in this area that her career as a Legal Adviser to the Magistrates gave her.
In 2013 Jasmine worked with the West Midlands police to guide the police led prosecution team as to the preparation and presentation of road traffic cases before the Magistrates’ Court. This included working with experienced police officers, senior management, legal executives and support staff. Training was delivered across all areas of the subject.