Jessica Maguire

Legal Assistant

“Corker Binning has consolidated its position as a leading criminal and regulatory litigation firm.”

CHAMBERS UK 2020

BIOGRAPHY & EXPERTISE
Jessica is an experienced Police Station Representative and has an extensive background in advising individuals in interviews under caution conducted at the police station, both on a voluntary basis and for those who have been arrested.

 

Areas of expertise

Jessica became an Accredited Police Station Representative in 2014 and has represented clients who have been interviewed for offences including: rape and serious sexual assaults, offences of violence and offences under the Computer Misuse Act. She has also advised clients under investigation for involvement in large drug conspiracies as well as bladed article and firearm offences.

Jessica also has conduct of Magistrates’ and Crown Court casework. She has  considerable expertise in preparing matters for trial in both the Magistrates’ Court and the Crown Court.

Jessica has experience in applications for the removal of records from the PNC and local force databases.

In addition to general crime, Jessica assists the  partners in business crime cases.

WORK HIGHLIGHTS
  • Acted for ‘Boy B’, who was acquitted of offences of conspiracy to rob and perverting the course of justice following the fatal stabbing of Yousef Makki in Manchester.
  • Successfully challenged and overturned a penalty notice under the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) Regulations 2020.
  • Secured the acquittal of a client who faced trial for money laundering after a large amount of cash was found in his vehicle.
  • Representing a number of clients at police stations for domestic allegations of assault whilst parallel family proceedings are ongoing. Acting for a high-profile individual in relation to a large-scale drugs conspiracy involving a complex police surveillance operation.
  • Assisting in confiscation proceedings of an individual following a guilty plea to bribery offences.
  • Representing clients in police custody following arrest in relation to sexual assaults.
  • Acting for an individual who faced a 19-count indictment including multiple counts of possession with intent to supply class A, B and C drugs as well as possession of firearms.
  • Successfully secured a suspended sentence for an individual who was arrested with both a knife and CS gas in their possession.
  • Acting for an individual under investigation for Computer Misuse Act offences. Persuading the police to deal with the matter by way of a Community Resolution Order, therefore avoiding any prosecution or police caution which may have harmed their future career.
  • Part of a team acting for an executive of a company in connection with a major police investigation. Also providing the individual with UK advise arising out of US Class Action proceedings.
  • Assisting in the preparation of contested confiscation proceedings. The client was previously convicted of conspiracy to cheat the revenue following one of the largest HMRC scams to the value of around £107.9million.
  • Successfully removing records relating to an arrest from both the Police National Computer (“PNC”) and the local force database.
  • Assisting in the defence of a company and director who were charged with gross negligence manslaughter and corporate manslaughter.
  • Acting for a client who avoided an automatic revocation of their driving licence after receiving 12 points in the first two years of driving.
Career

Jessica became a Legal Assistant at Corker Binning in October 2016, having joined the firm as a Paralegal in May 2016.

Jessica is currently studying to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive. She is currently  a Graduate Member of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives and is working towards becoming a Fellow of the same.

Jessica read Criminology and Criminal Justice at the University of Portsmouth and graduated in 2012. She then qualified as an Accredited Police Station representative in 2014.

Prior to joining Corker Binning, Jessica worked as a caseworker at a London-based Legal 500 firm dealing with an extensive range of police station matters including offences against the person, sexual offences and fraud, whilst assisting both  partners, associates and solicitors with general crime and extradition matters at both the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court.

Jessica also volunteers as a Mentor with The Big House theatre company, working with care leavers and other youths aged 16-25 who are at high risk of social exclusion.

  • Acted for ‘Boy B’, who was acquitted of offences of conspiracy to rob and perverting the course of justice following the fatal stabbing of Yousef Makki in Manchester.
  • Successfully challenged and overturned a penalty notice under the Health Protection (Coronavirus, International Travel) Regulations 2020.
  • Secured the acquittal of a client who faced trial for money laundering after a large amount of cash was found in his vehicle.
  • Representing a number of clients at police stations for domestic allegations of assault whilst parallel family proceedings are ongoing. Acting for a high-profile individual in relation to a large-scale drugs conspiracy involving a complex police surveillance operation.
  • Assisting in confiscation proceedings of an individual following a guilty plea to bribery offences.
  • Representing clients in police custody following arrest in relation to sexual assaults.
  • Acting for an individual who faced a 19-count indictment including multiple counts of possession with intent to supply class A, B and C drugs as well as possession of firearms.
  • Successfully secured a suspended sentence for an individual who was arrested with both a knife and CS gas in their possession.
  • Acting for an individual under investigation for Computer Misuse Act offences. Persuading the police to deal with the matter by way of a Community Resolution Order, therefore avoiding any prosecution or police caution which may have harmed their future career.
  • Part of a team acting for an executive of a company in connection with a major police investigation. Also providing the individual with UK advise arising out of US Class Action proceedings.
  • Assisting in the preparation of contested confiscation proceedings. The client was previously convicted of conspiracy to cheat the revenue following one of the largest HMRC scams to the value of around £107.9million.
  • Successfully removing records relating to an arrest from both the Police National Computer (“PNC”) and the local force database.
  • Assisting in the defence of a company and director who were charged with gross negligence manslaughter and corporate manslaughter.
  • Acting for a client who avoided an automatic revocation of their driving licence after receiving 12 points in the first two years of driving.