Jade is a specialist in Regulatory & Professional Disciplinary and Investigations work, with wide in-house experience. Jade has returned to the Bar after eight years working in a senior decision making and advisory role, as a case examiner at the General Medical Council. Jade specialised in the fitness to practise of doctors, in particular deciding whether a doctor’s fitness to practise may be impaired, and what sanction was necessary to ensure patient safety.
Jade specialised in cases involving both complex clinical and conduct allegations, in particular where the conduct was subject to criminal proceedings. She has extensive experience in fitness to practise cases involving domestic violence, serious sexual assault, rape and child sex offences.
Called in 2012, Jade undertook a mixed crime and civil pupillage. Jade has prosecuted and defended in a wide range of criminal matters in the Magistrates’, Youth and Crown courts. In 2014 Jade procured a secondment as in-house counsel for the Environment Agency.
Before practising at the Bar, Jade worked as a casework manager for the Independent Police Complaints Commission (now IOPC). Jade also worked within the Counter Terrorism Division of the CPS.
Jade is able to quickly understand, critically analyse and assimilate complex medical evidence. Jade has an in-depth knowledge of all manner of clinical cases ranging from simple prescribing errors, failure to diagnose or appropriately refer, consent issues, infant sepsis, adult sepsis, strokes and end-of-life care decisions.
Jade is experienced in obstetric and gynaecology cases, including vaginal mesh and prolapse surgery, serious obstetric injury, obstetric death of infants and maternal death. Jade’s experience covers a broad spectrum of complex medical procedures, including neurosurgery, laparoscopic surgery, orthopaedic surgery and colorectal surgery.
Jade is also experienced in cases concerning psychiatric care (inpatient and outpatient), and primary and psychiatric care in prison settings. Jade advised on what issues and questions should be put to the independent medical experts. Jade advised on medical expert selection and instruction, and provided feedback on expert quality.
Jade has a strong reputation for her pragmatic approach to case progression and decision making. Jade has advised national and regional investigation teams on case progression, evidence gathering and in the development of national investigation plans.
Jade has also represented case examiners at Criminal Investigation Team meetings, specifically to advise on criminal cases, and when to pursue and enforce disclosure.
- BPP Law School (2010–2012)
- Law LLB, University of Sheffield (2005–2008)
- BPTC Exhibition Award, Inner Temple (2010)
- Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award, Inner Temple (2010)