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Vinod Jumnoodoo

Director

T: 0333 577 2999 M: 07931 777 503
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Specialism(s):
Defending serious Crown Court cases including serious sexual offences, murder & drugs cases.

Defence trial advocacy in the Magistrates Court.

Accolades/achievements/qualifications:
Director.

Trained as a barrister and cross qualified as a Solicitor (2002).

Three words you’d use to describe yourself:
Thorough, personable, empathetic.

Three words your colleagues would use to describe you:
Determined, tenacious, funny.

Best moment/career highlight:
Successfully pursuing a Court of Appeal case which set out the how the law should be interpreted where compensation is awarded in criminal cases under, section 1(1) of the Criminal Justice Act 1972 which remains good law.

http://www.bailii.org/ew/cases/EWCA/Crim/2012/728.html

It has to be JSP Law because:
Of our passion for justice and breadth of knowledge

You love your work but could be persuaded to:
Own a vineyard in France.

You may be surprised to know that:
I love Whipsnade Zoo.

Vinesh Patel

Director

T: 0333 577 2999 M: 07800 718 860
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Specialism(s): Defending complex fraud & drugs conspiracy prosecutions.

Accolades/achievements/qualifications:
Director. Solicitor (qualified 2004).

Three words you’d use to describe yourself:
Hardworking. Dedicated. Compassionate.

Three words your colleagues would use to describe you:
Organised. Precise. Fierce.

Best moment/career highlight:
Being involved in my first major fraud defence case because it was so complex and involved such fine attention to detail to understand every piece of evidence.

It has to be JSP Law because:
We work hard to achieve the best result for each and every client

You may be surprised to know that:¦
I’m a gym bunny.

Matthew Bliss

Director

T: 0333 577 2999 M: 07801 756493
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Specialism(s):
Defending prosecutions of Serious Organised Crime to include: Large scale Fraud; Money Laundering & Financial Crime, Importation/Supply of Drugs, Firearm, Murder and serious violence

Accolades/achievements/qualifications:
Director.

Worked in the field of criminal defence since 1997, qualified as a solicitor in 2010.

.Three words you’d use to describe yourself:
Committed. Measured. Fearless.

Three words your colleagues would use to describe you:
Reasonable. Laid back. (Occasionally) Elusive.

Best moment/career highlight:
Travelling alone to Rio de Janeiro at the age of 25 to take witness statements on behalf of a defendant from Brazil. His trial at Woolwich Crown Court lasted 15 months and at the time was the longest running trial in English legal history.

It has to be JSP Law because:
We are a firm comprised of individuals with a wealth of experience with the knowledge & commitment to deal with any case no matter how big or small. Yet we still retain a youthful & energetic outlook on life.

You love your work but could be persuaded to:
Travel the world with a set of golf clubs.

You may be surprised to know that:
I am one of the few qualified solicitors who doesn’t have a University degree.

Patrick O’Reilly

Director

T: 0333 577 2999 M: 07973 825570
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Specialism(s):
Magistrates Court Trial Advocate also conducting appeals against sentence in the Crown Court.

Accolades/achievements/qualifications:
Director. Solicitor (qualified 2006).

Three words you’d use to describe yourself:
Dedicated. Gregarious. Approachable.

Three words your colleagues would use to describe you:
Hard working. Committed. Tactical.

Best moment/career highlight:
Successfully representing the father of a famous footballer which attracted national press attention.

It has to be JSP Law because:
We go the extra mile for our clients.

You love your work but could be persuaded to:
Retire to a farm in Ireland.

You may be surprised to know that:
I still play football.

Finbarr Cuneen

Director

T: 0333 577 2999 M: 07973 828 903
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Specialism(s):
Magistrates Court Trial Defence Advocate also conducting appeals against sentence in the Crown Court.

Accolades/achievements/qualifications:
Director.

Three words you’d use to describe yourself:
Calm. Careful. Meticulous.

Three words your colleagues would use to describe you:
Knowledgeable. Committed. Accessible.

Best moment/career highlight:
Successfully defending a young woman charged with neglect of her baby by discrediting the prosecution evidence in cross examination. The young woman was acquitted and the child was re-united with his family.

It has to be JSP Law because:
We are committed to providing a specialist service for each and every client.

You love your work but could be persuaded to:
Become England’s next full time Rugby Union Coach

You may be surprised to know that:
I tour all over the world with a veteran’s football team

Tim Scarisbrick

Director

T: 0333 577 2999 M: 07973 825 572
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Specialism:
Expert in powerful persuasive defence advocacy in the Magistrates Court.. Understanding client needs.

Accolades/achievements/qualifications:
Director.Solicitor (qualified 1995)
Veteran of 1000+ trials

Three words you would use to describe yourself
Fearless. Dedicated. Empathetic.

Three words your colleagues would use to describe you
Optimistic. Cavalier. Unorthodox.

Best moment/career highlight
Winning 5 hopeless trials in a week.

It has to be JSP because:
Access to unrivalled quality and experience.

You love your job but could be persuaded to be:
A writer.

You may be surprised to know that:
I am a man of science smitten with the knowledge we are made of star stuff. Favourite quote from Carl Sagan. The Cosmos “is all there is, all there was or all there ever will be”.

Laura Lee

Solicitor

T: 0333 577 2999 M: 07956 062030
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Specialism(s):
General Magistrates Court defence & representation particularly on behalf of children and young people.

Accolades/achievements/qualifications:
Solicitor (qualified 2015)

Three words you’d use to describe yourself:
Organised, passionate, determined.

Three words your colleagues would use to describe you:
Efficient, tenacious, great eye for detail.

Best moment/career highlight:

Appearing at the Old Bailey in a sentence hearing.

It has to be JSP Law because:
We look after the best interests of our clients.

You love your work but could be persuaded to:
Become a food taster.

You may be surprised to know that:
I play in a netball team.

Anna Jumnoodoo

Solicitor

T: 0333 577 2999 M: 07736 316 202
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Specialism(s):
Magistrates Court Trial Defence Advocate also conducting appeals against sentence in the Crown Court.

Accolades/achievements/qualifications:
Consultant Solicitor (qualified 2007).

Three words you’d use to describe yourself:
Calm. Careful. Meticulous.

Three words your colleagues would use to describe you:
Accessible.

Best moment/career highlight:
Successfully defending a young woman charged with neglect of her baby by discrediting the prosecution evidence in cross examination. The young woman was acquitted and the child was re-united with his family.

It has to be JSP Law because:
We are committed to providing a specialist service for each and every client.

You love your work but could be persuaded to:
Become England’s next full time Rugby Union Coach.

You may be surprised to know that:
I tour all over the world with a veteran’s football team.

James Bailey-Woodward

Solicitor

T: 0333 577 2999 M: 07904 630 795
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Specialism:
Defending prosecutions of:
1. Large-scale Drugs Offences
2. Sexual Offences
3. Violent Offences

Accolades/achievements/qualifications:
Solicitor (qualified 2011).

Three words you’d use to describe yourself:
Diligent, thorough and dependable.

Three words your colleagues would use to describe you:
Reliable, loyal and fiery.

Best moment/career highlight:
Any time I get that winning feeling!

It has to be JSP Law because:
They believe in the quality of their employees and allow us to express ourselves and manage our own cases whilst always providing experienced and effective advice when called upon.

You love your work but could be persuaded to:
Write a best-seller

You may be surprised to know that:
I still captain a Sunday league football team at 38, though I’m sure my teammates are just as surprised about that.

Julian Lee

Solicitor

T: 0333 577 2999 M: 07831 225 992
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Specialism(s):
Major Crown Court litigation including serious sexual offences, murder & drugs cases & kidnapping.

Accolades/achievements/qualifications:
Solicitor for over 40 years.

Three words you’d use to describe yourself:
Easy going, sympathetic, committed.

Three words your colleagues would use to describe you:
Approachable, experienced, humorous.

Best moment/career highlight:
Representing (successfully) famous people.

It has to be JSP Law because:
We look after and care about our clients.

You love your work but could be persuaded to:
Live on a desert island.

You may be surprised to know that:
I am a keen Spurs fan

Alicia Nottage

Solicitor

T: 0333 577 2999 M: 07940 558 303
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Specialism(s):
Defending DWP Prosecutions. Defending young people charged with serious offences.

Accolades/achievements/qualifications:
Solicitor (qualified 2013)

Three words you’d use to describe yourself:
Determined. Conscientious. Friendly.

Three words your colleagues would use to describe you:
Caring. Efficient. intelligent.

Best moment/career highlight:
Winning my first ever Trial just after qualifying as a solicitor.

It has to be JSP Law because:
Our priority is our clients.

You love your work but could be persuaded to:
Be a travel blogger.

You may be surprised to know that:
I’m a keen skier.

Josie Cuffaro

Solicitor

T: 0333 577 2999 M: 07535 545 000
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Specialism(s):
Defending serious assault and drugs prosecutions.

Accolades/achievements/qualifications:
Solicitor (qualified in 2011).

Masters in Law (LLM).

Three words you’d use to describe yourself:
Thorough, approachable, hard working.

Three words your colleagues would use to describe you:
Enthusiastic, client focused, reliable.

Best moment/career highlight:
Any time I get a great result for a deserving client and seeing how it can change lives. Makes the hard work worth it.

It has to be JSP Law because:
We genuinely care about our clients and are prepared to go the extra mile for them.

You love your work but could be persuaded to:
Become a restaurant critic.

You may be surprised to know that:
I am the vice-chair of a school governing body.

Lindsay McKinnie

Solicitor

T: 0333 577 2999 M: 07931 777 502
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Specialism(s):
Representing juveniles and young people as well as being involved in serious Crown Court litigation including serious sexual offences, murder & drugs cases.

Accolades/achievements/qualifications:
Solicitor (qualified 2010).

Three words you’d use to describe yourself:
Organised, friendly & hard working.

Three words your colleagues would use to describe you:
Professional, approachable, client friendly.

Best moment/career highlight:
Successfully pursuing a submission of no case to answer in Blackfriars Crown Court on a charity fraud case (R v S).

It has to be JSP Law because:
They are very professional and work hard for all their clients.

You love your work but could be persuaded to:
Move abroad to somewhere hot.

You may be surprised to know that:
I love art (got an A* GCSE) and was the first JSP employee.

Ameeta Patel

Solicitor

T: 0333 577 2999 M: 07951 762 668
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Specialism(s):
Magistrates court trial defence advocate. Particular experience in dealing with vulnerable clients.

Accolades/achievements/qualifications:
Consultant solicitor (qualified 2002).

Three words you’d use to describe yourself:
Meticulous, Approachable, Empathetic.

Three words your colleagues would use to describe you:
Friendly, Persuasive, Dedicated.

Best moment/career highlight:
Convincing a Crown court jury to find my client not guilty of burglary by actually showing them in court that a cigarette butt could be flicked over a fence and proving that was the reason it was found in the garden of the property concerned.

It has to be JSP Law because:
We care for each and every client representing them to the very best of our ability. We have an unrivalled wealth of knowledge and experience.

You love your work but could be persuaded to:
Be a dance teacher.

You may be surprised to know that:
I am very creative in particular I’m a great hair stylist.

Dawn Pearson

Solicitor & HCA

T: 0333 577 2999 M: 07976 545 990
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Specialism(s):
Dealing with prosecutions for:
1. Health and Safety
2. Regulatory work
3. Proceeds of Crime

Appellate Court experience. Defence & prosecution of benefit fraud.

Accolades/achievements/qualifications:
Solicitor (qualified 1995) and Higher Court Advocate.
Former criminal law Peer Reviewer.

Three words you’d use to describe yourself:
Analytical, empathetic, organised.

Three words your colleagues would use to describe you:
Efficient, excellent communicator, conscientious.

Best moment/career highlight:
Dealing with a case which went to the European Court of Human Rights

It has to be JSP Law because:
We are dedicated, caring, experienced solicitors

You love your work but could be persuaded to:
Work taking care of endangered species.

You may be surprised to know that:
I am an avid Chelsea supporter.

Andel Singh

Solicitor & HCA

T: 0333 577 2999 M: 07764 260 173
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Specialism(s):
I specialise in all areas of criminal law being involved mainly in the Crown Court.

Accolades/achievements/qualifications:
LLB (Hons) 1986. Bar exams 1987. Called to the Bar of England and Wales 1987, member of the Middle Temple 1986. Admitted as solicitor 1997. Solicitor Advocate (Higher Rights Advocate Criminal 1997). Member of the Criminal Law Committee of the Law Society 2001-2005.

Three words you’d use to describe yourself:
Calm, reassuring and straight to the point.

Three words your colleagues would use to describe you:
Confident, calm and easy to approach.

Best moment/career highlight:
The first time my son came to a premier league football with me.

It has to be JSP Law because:
We aim high and take that extra step for the client.

You love your work but could be persuaded to:
I could be persuaded to travel the world at my leisure.

You may be surprised to know that:
I prefer pen and paper to laptop and iPad.

Tom Evans

Accredited Police Station Representative

T: 0333 577 2999 M: 07973 816 042
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Specialism(s):
Specialist Police station representation.

Accolades/achievements/qualifications:
Accredited police station representative.

Three words you’d use to describe yourself:
Caring, bright, shrewd.

Three words your colleagues would use to describe you:
Passionate, friendly, dependable.

Best moment/career highlight:
Handling my first case of murder.

It has to be JSP Law because:
They are loyal to and care about their clients.

You love your work but could be persuaded to:
Travel the world some more.

You may be surprised to know that:
I have lived and worked in 6 different countries.

Joanna Ripley

Accredited Police Station Representative

T: 0333 577 2999 M: 07811 359 739
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Specialism(s):
Major Crown Court litigation including serious fraud & white collar crimes, murder & GBH, drugs cases, sexual offences.

Accolades/achievements/qualifications:
Accredited police station representative.

.Three words you’d use to describe yourself:
Hard working, reliable, approachable.

Three words your colleagues would use to describe you:
Organised, dedicated, dependable.

Best moment/career highlight:
Becoming an accredited police station representative which meant that I could support a client all the way through their case.

It has to be JSP Law because:
Each client is advised and represented on an individual basis.

You love your work but could be persuaded to:
Be an 18 wheeler truck driver crossing America.

You may be surprised to know that:
I am a PADI qualified rescue diver.

Wendy Whitewood

Office Co-ordinator

T: 0333 577 2999
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Specialism(s):
Office co-ordinator.

Administration and operational management of criminal defence law firms.

Three words you’d use to describe yourself:
Organised, calm and always happy to help.

Three words your colleagues would use to describe you:
Efficient, dedicated, excellent inter personal skills.

It has to be JSP Law because:
The solicitors are capable and full of know how which is why we are one of the leading firms in Hertfordshire and Bedfordshire.

You love your work but could be persuaded to:
Be a rally driver.

You may be surprised to know that:
I can ski, ride horses and tap dance!

Jamie Martin

Paralegal

T: 0333 577 2999
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Specialism(s):
Crown Court litigation support/para-legal

Accolades/achievements/qualifications:
Degree in Business Economics

Three words you’d use to describe yourself:
Hardworking, approachable, intuitive.

Three words your colleagues would use to describe you:
Helpful, resourceful, accessible.

Best moment/career highlight:
Getting my first job in the law at JSP.

It has to be JSP Law because:
We have a more personal touch with our clients.

You love your work but could be persuaded to:
Take up a career on the tennis circuit.

You may be surprised to know that:
I love tennis!

Genevieve White

Paralegal

T: 0333 577 2999
E: genevieve@jsplaw.co.uk

Accolades/achievements/qualifications:
LLB in Law and Criminology.

Three words you’d use to describe yourself:
Approachable, reliable, calm.

Three words your colleagues would use to describe you:
Organised, conscientious, helpful.

Best moment/career highlight:
Seeing serious criminal defence work at first hand.

It has to be JSP Law because:
Everyone has an incredible work ethic which ensures exceptional client care.

You love your work but could be persuaded to:
Travel the world.

You may be surprised to know that:
I love ballet.