Jeanette Stevenson

Jeanette Stevenson

LLB Law Barrister Derbyshire
Membership Status: Barrister - Full Member Qualified in 2012 Public Access Accredited
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General Information

Jeanette was called to the Bar in 2012. She completed her pupillage in London under the supervision of Jerry Hayes. Her Pupillage was reduced by the Bar Standards Board due to her previous experience and competence in Law.

Before becoming a Barrister, Jeanette had a previous career in the Police Force. She spent time working as a qualified Investigator for the Home Office Criminal & Financial Investigations National Team. During her time at The Home Office, Jeanette was appointed an Extradition Officer travelling abroad and working in parrtnership with agencies such as Europol, Interpol & International Police Forces.

Jeanette is a hard working, determined individual known for her straight talking and down to earth attitude. Jeanette is able to build excellent working relationships with clients and prides herself on her ability to work with clients from all walks of life. She frequently recieves excellent feedback from the clients she represents.

Jeanette has experience of dealing with vulnerable witnesses & clients including young children. During her time as a criminal investigator she was trained to deal with vulnerable witnesses and defendants where she helped people trafficked into the UK. She is well placed to accept instructions in Family Law matters.

Jeanette also accepts instructions in Civil Cases where she takes advantage of her vigirious cross examination skills gained from her previous experience as a Criminal Barrister.

Jeanette is also able to accept cases in Employment Law matters. She has a keen interest in representing clients in their professional regulatory cases assisting professionals such as Police Officers, Teachers, Doctors and Midwifes. 

Jeanette is able to accept instructions in proceeds of crime, road traffic & extradition on a private basis. Jeanette has experience of assisting clients at risk of disqualification from driving. With an excellent track record in making sucessful 'exceptional hardship' applications, Jeanette has assisted clients avoid any period of disqualfication. Jeanette has worked with individuals and businesses in such matters.


LLB (Hons) with Criminology - The University of Derby 2:1

BPTC - Nottingham Law School - Very Competent 


Lord Diplock Scholarship – Middle Temple Major Scholarship.
Degree of Success Scholarship –The University of Derby in partnership with the Derby Telegraph Newspaper. Major scholarship to cover entire degree fees.

Crown Court Commendation (as an Investigator)– Awarded by HHJ Brown sitting at Leicester Crown Court. An investigation into a six-handed conspiracy to breach UK immigration laws by facilitating sham marriages. The Commendation stated: “His Honour Judge Brown commends Jeanette Stevenson for the way in which the case was investigated and the evidence collated. It was a cross jurisdictional complex case and the officer was professional, thorough and impressive throughout”

Home Office Commendation – Award for dedication, commitment and professionalism.


2018 - Appointed Associate Law Lecturer at The University of Derby

· Professionalising Investigations Programme: College of Policing Level 1 & 2 – Volume & Complex Crime

· The Home Office & College of Policing: Award for highest mark achieved for the National Investigators Exam (testing rules of evidence, knowledge of law and procedure) – awarded grades “Exceptional”

· The Metropolitan Police: Invited to advise the Modern-Day Slavery and Trafficking Unit in relation to ongoing investigations and ABE interviews. This involved an attachment in London.

· Minute to Win It Gameshow ITV – Applied and took part in a Gameshow to raise extra money needed for Bar School.

· White Collar Boxing: Trained and took part in a fight to raise money for Marie Currie Cancer Care on 20th Anniversary of Mothers Death.


In her spare time Jeanette enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also spends time travelling the UK supporting her partner Richard who is a Racing Driver. 



Areas of Law

Jeanette Stevenson is happy to accept instructions as counsel who is:

  • Approved for the following panels:
  • Criminal Law
  • Employment
  • Family Law
  • Land & Property
  • Personal Injury
  • Professional Negligence
  • Professional Regulation
  • Road Traffic

Outside of these key areas of law, Jeanette Stevenson is always willing to consider any enquiry requiring the experience or knowledge needed to help you or your client. Please call Jeanette direct or the support team on 01823 247 247 if you would like to discuss any aspect of this profile.


  • Leicester Crown Court Commendation -Awarded by HHJ Brown
    Leicester Crown Court Commendation -Awarded by HHJ Brown

  • Home Office Commendation - Award for dedication, commitment and professionalism.
    Home Office Commendation - Award for dedication, commitment and professionalism.

  • Degree of Success Scholarship
    Degree of Success Scholarship

  • Degree of Success Scholarship
    Degree of Success Scholarship

  • Lord Diplock Scholarship - Middle Temple Inn of Court
    Lord Diplock Scholarship - Middle Temple Inn of Court

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