Daniel Jameson

Daniel Jameson is first and foremost a specialist criminal defence advocate and is regularly instructed as led junior counsel in cases involving fraud, murder, serious violence and drugs.

Daniel’s focus is on defending and not prosecuting.  Daniel has always believed that his primary role as counsel is to represent those that cannot represent themselves and to do it to the best of his ability.

Meticulous in his preparation, Daniel leaves no stone unturned when it comes to brief handling in both his grasp of the facts and legal expertise. He is relaxed and disarming in conference yet he invokes confidence in those that he represents by his ruthless and single minded approach to defending their case. His judgment is impeccable and can be seen in both his approach to cross-examination and delivering his closing speech.  When instructed as junior counsel Daniel has established a firm reputation for working tirelessly to ensure his leader has every assistance and support required in the preparation of the case.

Recent cases

 

As Lead Counsel:

  • Instructed as leading counsel in a 6-week multi-handed case involving the heavily publicised ‘Southall Funfair Murder’ involving conspiracy to commit grievous bodily harm with intent and violent disorder.

As Led Junior 

Murder:  

  • Led by Oliver Blunt QC, in a case involving a young defendant (16) at the Central Criminal Court charged with beating a homeless man to death.
  • Led by Charles Sherrard QC in a 3-week attempted murder trial involving a background of the importation of significant quantities of cocaine.  The issues centred on eyewitness and expert ballistic evidence (trajectories).
  • Led by Philippa McAtasney QC in an attempted murder trial involving the significant preparation and cross-examination of the Crown’s blood spatter expert (victim stabbed 14 times):

 

Multi-Handed Trials (Cases Involving Weapons and Violence) as Junior Alone:

  • Represented the first defendant in a 4-week trial in a 7 handed cut throat trial charged with violent disorder, section 18 GBH and 3 counts of possession of firearms and ammunition.
  • Represented the first defendant in a 5-week trial involving the supplying of firearms, the defendant charged with possession of firearms with intent to endanger life.
  • Represented first defendant charged with conspiracy to cause explosions (listed for 6 weeks).
  • Instructed in a 4-week trial, defendant charged with kidnap and blackmail.

 

Fraud and other

  • Led by Queen’s Counsel in Operation Hornet (HBOS), a trial lasting 5½ months in a high-profile prosecution of directors at HBOS and others arising out of a corruption connected to the impaired assets division over a 4-year period. The case is involved a loss of over £1/4 Billon. Represented the defendant at sentence due to leading counsel’s unavailability.
  • Instructed as led junior in a multi-million-pound fraud and money laundering case involving issues of criminality in foreign jurisdictions revolving around complex company structures.
  • Instructed as led junior to represent solicitor charged with mortgage fraud in a 2-month trial in Birmingham
  • Led junior for the second defendant in the heavily reported, 3-month, ‘traveller slavery trial’ lasting.  Defending in the first prosecution for Slavery in the UK since the early 19th Century.
  • I have a wealth of experience in multi-handed ‘Flying Squad’ prosecutions; involving firearms, cash in transit robberies and conspiracy to rob.
  • Regularly instructed in matters concerning possession of weapons and ammunition, including cases with complex arguments of duress and gang membership.

 

Lectures
  • ‘Confiscation in Crown Court Proceedings and Section 23 Applications’ presented to ‘Her Majesty’s Court Service’s Legal Advisors Forum’. (CPD accredited)
  • ‘Confiscation, Past and Present’: Co-author – presented to solicitors and counsel practising on the Northern Circuit. (CPD accredited)
  • ‘Enforcement of Confiscation Orders in the Magistrates’ Court’: Furnival Chambers Lecture series (CPD accredited)
Chambers' business

Daniel is proud to be a pupillage ‘god parent’.  He is involved in the training of the pupils as part of their ongoing advocacy training sessions during their ‘first six’.  He is also a member of chambers’ tenancy committee.

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