Jeanette commenced a Criminal pupillage with Goldsmith Chambers in October 2017 under the supervision of Jerry Hayes.
Before attending University, Jeanette worked for the Derbyshire Constabulary as a Special Constable, later joining full time where she worked in the Emergency Control Room and as a force trainer teaching new recruits Police Powers, Law and Evidence.
After Bar School and prior to commencing pupillage, Jeanette developed her skills by working for the UK Home Office as a designated Criminal Investigator. For 3 years Jeanette worked in a specialised department investigating Organised Immigration Crime. Alongside working as an Investigator, Jeanette worked on extradition cases travelling abroad to extradite individuals from overseas back to the UK. Jeanette also worked as an Identity Documents Fraud Examiner.
During her time at The Home Office, Jeanette passed her National Investigators Examination where she achieved exceptional results and the highest mark ever obtained Nationally. She was also awarded a Home Office Commendation for dedication, commitment and professionalism to her work. In 2016, Jeanette was further awarded a Judge’s Commendation for an investigation into an organised crime group assisting unlawful immigration through a sham marriage ring. In awarding the commendation, His Honour Judge Brown sitting at Leicester Crown Court stated: “His Honour Judge Brown commends Jeanette Stevenson for the way in which the case was investigated and the evidence collated. It was a cross jurisdictional complex case and the officer was professional, thorough and impressive throughout”.
Jeanette’s believes passionately in an independent Bar that both prosecutes and defends and hopes to develop a mixed practice. Her knowledge of police and prosecution procedures will stand her in very good stead to undertake not only prosecution work but also defence where such evidence is to be questioned or challenged.
In her spare time Jeanette likes to play sport, travel and with time permitting, is often seen appearing as an extra on well-known TV programmes. Recent appearances have included Holby City, Sky 1’s ‘Lucky Man’ and the new TV series of the well-known film ‘Snatch’. To raise extra money for Bar School Jeanette also applied and appeared on a TV Game Show called: ‘Minute To Win It’ where her team, assisted by their team captain Joe Swash won £20,000.
Jeanette is a CPS level 1 Prosecution panel Advocate.
BPTC (Very Competent) Nottingham Law School
LL.B with Criminology – 2:1 The University of Derby
Professionalising Investigation Programme Level 1 & 2 – College of Policing.
Criminal Bar Association
Lord Diplock Major Scholarship – Middle Temple
Degrees of Success Scholarship – The Derby Telegraph in partnership with The University of Derby
Crown Court Judge’s Commendation – His Honour Judge Robert Brown, Leicester Crown Court
Home Office Commendation – An award for dedication, commitment, and professionalism.
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