Jeanette Appleton

Chartered Legal Executive Advocate

I qualified as Legal Executive in 2001 and became a Fellow in 2003 (now Chartered Legal Executive). I have also obtained rights of advocacy in the Magistrates' Court.

I have been working as a criminal lawyer for 15 years after a spell working in a Magistrates Court. I am also an Accredited Police Station Representative and am often called to represent clients in the police station, day and night.

I am vastly experienced in the preparation of serious cases, such as fraud, murder, serious assaults and sexual offences for trial in the Crown Court. I have represented clients being interviewed and/or prosecuted by the Crown Prosecution Service, Serious Organised Crime Unit, HMRC and DWP. I have also dealt with high profile cases that have featured on news reports.

I maintain close contact with my clients and work hard to achieve the desired result. I have a good eye for detail when preparing cases and I am experienced in dealing with vulnerable people and youths.

I am a strong and tenacious defender of my client’s interests and I am well versed in all aspects of criminal procedure and law. I have made many successful representations to the police and to prosecuting authorities, which have led to cases being dismissed.

I am happy to undertake work on a private or legal aid basis.

Notable recent cases: 

R v W – Benefit fraud. Mother claiming DLA on behalf of five children.

R v R – Defendant posing as Justin Bieber in internet grooming case.

R v W – Defendant charged with serious robbery and false imprisonment.

R v T – Defendant charged with attempted murder and murder of husbands.

R v C – GP charged with indecent assault upon patients.

R v P – Defendant charged with stranger rape upon student victim.


Client Testimonials


Jen somehow managed put together all the supporting information for my son, in such a short space of time. She got the Magistrates to understand the wider context of the situation. We really appreciate the difference this has made to his life – client’s mother, May 2021

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