Jeremy is lead investigating defence counsel and co-presenter in the highly successful, award-winning BBC documentary series “Murder, Mystery and my family”, an examination of the safety of UK, historic death penalty convictions (3rd series broadcast November 2019).
50 programmes will have been made by the end of series 5. The programme won the award of Daytime TV programme of the year, 2019.
See an edited summary of one of the cases, Jeremy and co-presenter Sasha Wass reinvestigate the notorious case of Devlin & Burns, two petty thieves who were sentenced to death for murder in 1951. below…
Jeremy’s TV series has been nominated for Daytime TV programme of the year again, for 2020.
Jeremy has featured widely on UK radio over the last 20 years. He is a leading expert on Criminal Justice for BBC Radio London, LBC, and Talk radio. He has often reviewed the papers and contributed on discussion panels.
Jeremy was appointed Queen’s counsel in 2003. He became a part-time trial judge in 2004, now sitting at the “Old Bailey” (Central Criminal Court), trying grave and complicated cases on a regular basis. He is also a judicial college course tutor.
Jeremy has lectured and spoken around the world on advocacy, criminal justice and fair trial related topics. In particular, he has guest lectured and given talks throughout Asia, where he has featured as a speaker in several international legal and legal education conferences.
He has also a seasoned, experienced after-dinner speaker. His approach is flexible and ranges from the very serious to the hilariously funny- depending on the event, audience, and expectation.
Jeremy has also hosted numerous dinners, events, and conferences. For example, a New Year’s Eve gala dinner in Goa, India, and a large-scale conference in the Philippines.
Jeremy transformed several of his cruise ship talks into discussion and debate sessions using a roving microphone. This was extremely popular and stirred hot-blooded debate on criminal justice issues. Jeremy very much enjoys chairing and conducting debates. He has also chaired numerous symposium and question time type events.
Some of the subjects involve highly emotive issues, for example: Defending the indispensable, should life mean life? capital punishment, does prison work? and inside the mind of a Judge.
Jeremy’s presentations are ideal for powerpoint, and also open debate- the criminal justice process always stirs huge differences in opinion and previous, large scale audiences have participated keenly in hot-blooded discussion.