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Justine Dexter

Justine Dexter

derby crime solicitor
Derby crime solicitor Justine Dexter

Justine is an experienced Criminal lawyer who began her career in 1997 having studied law at Nottingham Law School.

She commenced her legal career at a high street practice in Alfreton, Derbyshire. She spent her time gaining experience and dealing with all aspects of criminal work from police station attendance to Magistrates’ and Crown Court work. In addition, she successfully completed the various accreditation programmes and became a Police station and Court Duty solicitor in 1999.

She was then approached to move to a large criminal practice in Derby where she spent 13 years  continuing to develop her advocacy skills and representing people daily in the Magistrates’ Court.

Her experience in all types of cases is extensive ranging from motoring offences through to allegations of rape and murder.

She has a particular specialism in defending domestic violence cases.  Justine will always go the extra mile to ensure her client’s voice is truly heard.

Throughout this time Justine has earned herself a reputation as a hardworking lawyer who has an ability to make sound judgements. The years of criminal work have given her a wealth of invaluable experience. She is highly regarded by her peers and other professional court users.

Clients consider her to be friendly, approachable and always understanding of their situation.

At the beginning of 2018 she became a senior lawyer at the Crown Prosecution service where she gained a valuable insight into the building and preparation of a criminal case from an alternative view. Having experienced the “other side” she returned to defence work as she realised that was her true vocation, and that Derby Magistrates’ Court her spiritual home.

In her spare time Justine spends time with her family, keeping fit and supporting the “super Rams” at Pride Park.



Derby Office:
10 St Mary’s Gate,

Tel: 01332 546818
Email: justine.dexter@vhsfletchers.co.uk

R v B (Att Gen Ref). Defendant involved in police sting drugs entrapment case. Legal argument was finally heard at the House of Lords. Law clarified on entrapment and still a guideline case today.

R v P.  Case involving a dog which was alleged to have bitten a child and destruction order sought. Case was carefully prepared, and witnesses cross examined. Defendant was found not guilty and no destruction was made.

R v S. Assault case between two love rivals. Issues of Bad Character made trial issue complex. Defendant was found not guilty after trial which was significant as defendant had career aspirations and remained of good character.

R v N.  Youth defendant with significant vulnerability and mental health issues faced a serious sexual assault upon a minor. Extensive preparation was prepared including the commissioning of psychiatric reports persuaded the District Judge to avoid the imposition of significant custodial sentence.

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