Jollyon Robertson is an experienced leading junior, appearing on a regular basis in serious criminal cases for either prosecution or defence, including multi-handed cases.
Background and Expertise
Jollyon has substantial experience at the criminal bar, with over 30 years’ experience in trials in Crown courts across the country, both as a leading junior (for 20 years) and as junior alone.
His cases have included murder, large-scale importation of drugs, kidnapping, false imprisonment, blackmail, recent and historic rape, fraud, money laundering, corruption and armed robbery.
He is highly regarded for his thorough preparation, for his tactical appreciation of case, and for his advocacy skills in court.
In addition to regularly appearing in the Crown Court he has appeared in the Court of Appeal on many occasions, as well as courts martial.
Jollyon is a Grade 3 prosecutor and on the CPS rape list.
Successful prosecution, after four-week trial, of Chief Financial Officer of public company charged with theft of £1m over two years, in breach of trust. Harrow Crown Court.
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Homicide and violence cases
Prosecuting. Defendant determined by psychiatrists unfit to plead or stand trial, over charges of malicious communications (“revenge porn”), stalking, threats to kill and racially aggravated harassment. Difficult “trial of issue” took 10 days and involved substantial issues of fact and law, as well as mental health issues. Harrow Crown Court.
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Sexual offences cases
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Financial crime cases
Counsel for the prosecution in a multi-handed conspiracy to steal high value motorcars. The case involved expert evidence in relation to the electronic ‘relay’ systems used in such thefts, as well as cell site and other telephone evidence. The defendants were convicted.
Counsel for the prosecution in relation to theft of a large sum of money from an ex-police officer. Both defendants were convicted, since when further similar thefts have been investigated which the main defendant has accepted.
Counsel for the prosecution in relation to a bank robbery by 3 males. Two were not arrested. The third was convicted after a 7 day trial. The evidence involved comprehensive events/telephone schedules which were used to demonstrate the movements of each of the robbers before during and after the robbery.
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Successfully defended a man in his early 50s on allegations of conspiracy to import Class ‘A’ drugs from the West Indies. The prosecution sought to introduce bad character evidence from the USA. They also adduced comprehensive telephone schedule evidence all of which was undermined in cross-examination at trial.
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Other Activities and Interests
- Ocean racing
- Member of the Honourable Artillery Company
PROFILE: Jollyon Robertson
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020 7489 2727
BA (Hons) Law, 1979
CBA, Middle Temple, Western Circuit
CPS Panel (Grade 3) and Rape Panel
Specialist rape and serious sexual offences prosecutor
European Human Rights Conference facilitator