Paul Jackson and Anita Clifford secure unanimous acquittal

May 10, 2023

Paul Jackson leading Anita Clifford secured unanimous not guilty verdicts for a male charged with conspiracy and possessing 18 firearms and ammunition for sale/transfer.

The complex, multi-handed, serious organised crime trial was a prosecution led by the NCA following a long and thorough investigation which included the use of covert surveillance.

The 6-week trial which took place at Basildon Crown Court included complex disclosure issues and expert evidence on firearm functionality and classification as well as mobile phone data.

Paul Jackson is a specialist defence criminal barrister and is instructed to defend in cases of the utmost seriousness including a multitude of murders, serious sexual offences, multi-handed violence, a wide range of drug offences, gun crimes and serious frauds: [Paul Jackson Profile]

Anita Clifford defends and prosecutes general Crime cases across the full range of Chambers’ practice areas and draws on her prior experience as a criminal solicitor. She is well placed to deal with vulnerable defendants and witnesses and, when defending, carefully considers the scope for representations to be made at an early stage: [Anita Clifford Profile]

Paul and Anita were instructed by Lee Barton at Paul Martin and Co Solicitors.