Jordan joined Chambers as a tenant in April 2021, following successful completion of his pupillage. Jordan undertakes instructions in all of Chambers’ main practice areas; criminal, court martial, extradition and regulatory.
Background and expertise
During his first six months of pupillage, Jordan was under the supervision of Corinne Bramwell and David Hughes. Jordan assisted in the preparation of prosecution matters involving high-profile cases, sexual offences, and fraud. This involved analysing large volumes of evidence, in preparation for trial, including scheduling and assimilating thousands of pages of mobile telephone call data and cell site material regarding a large county lines drug conspiracy. Throughout second six, Jordan enjoyed building a busy criminal practice and regularly appeared in the youth, magistrates’ and Crown Court.
Jordan now regularly appears in the Crown Court. He has both prosecuted and defended in criminal trials. He is instructed in a variety of matters such as robbery, fraud, drugs supply and serious assault. Jordan is becoming adept in dealing with all types of Crown Court matters and is a confident advocate. More recently, he has also appeared in a court martial, as well as case presenting for Social Work England following a secondment with a leading regulatory firm of solicitors.
Jordan conducts his practice in a professional manner and holds his clients’ interests in the highest regard.
R had been arrested by the police having been in possession of 41 wraps of crack cocaine. R was initially charged with simple possession of class A. R pleaded guilty to this, amongst other offences, and was committed for sentence. Following this, the Crown sought to recharge R with possession with intent to supply class A, for the same drugs. Jordan represented the client at Isleworth Crown Court and argued that the bringing of supply charge was an abuse of process, under the wider principle of autresfois convict. Having heard legal submissions, the Court stayed the indictment as an abuse of process.
Instructed defence counsel. The defendant was accused of a street robbery in which an expensive watch was stolen. The defence involved identification evidence, alibi, as well as disputing cell site evidence produced by the Crown. Following trial the defendant was acquitted. Southwark CC.
The defendant was charged on indictment with affray and possession of a bladed article. The case centred around footage of a group of males chasing one another, and at least one of them wielding two machetes. The Crown’s evidence was based on a police officer’s identification from CCTV footage. The defendant was acquitted after trial. Isleworth CC.
Prosecution counsel in a trial of issues. This was a domestic armed robbery in which the complainant was threatened with a knife by her son. The defendant had been declared unfit to plead as he suffered from paranoid schizophrenia. This trial required careful witness handling of a vulnerable complainant. Lewes CC.
Defence counsel for an able seaman who was accused of a one-punch ABH against another sailor in a public house. The defendant sought to run a defence of pre-emptive self-defence. Bulford Court Martial.
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2013 University of Bournemouth, LLB (Law) 1st class
2014 BPP University, London, BPTC (Very Competent)
2020 Anne Goddard Scholarship
Criminal Bar Association
CPS Panel (grade 1)