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Jamie Simner

Associate Solicitor

Criminal and Discipline Law, Regulatory Law

Jamie works closely with the Police Federation of England and Wales and specialises in Police misconduct and discipline. He represents police officers facing misconduct and criminal allegations for both on and off duty matters at all stages of investigations and proceedings.

More about Jamie

Jamie works closely with the Police Federation of England and Wales and specialises in Police misconduct and discipline. He represents police officers facing misconduct and criminal allegations for both on and off duty matters at all stages of investigations and proceedings.

In relation to Police misconduct and discipline, Jamie is often instructed to represent officers who are alleged to have breached the Standards of Professional Behaviour and therefore under investigation and subjected to gross misconduct proceedings initiated  by Professional Standards (PSD),  the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC), Anti-Corruption Units and other investigatory bodies.

Jamie has considerable experience in all aspects of criminal defence and has represented clients at the interview and investigation stage accused of a wide variety of allegations ranging from minor driving offences to murder. Jamie is also a Magistrates’ Court advocate and regularly prepares both Magistrates’ and Crown Court cases.

Jamie is also regularly instructed by the Police Federation to advise officers who are assessed as Key Police Witnesses at Post Incident Procedures. He has assisted officers in relation to fatal police pursuits, police contact deaths and other serious matters. Jamie’s main aim is to protect the best interests of the officers in these difficult circumstances.

Jamie prides himself on providing a high standard of representation which includes ensuring that excellent client care and confidence is maintained throughout the duration of the case and very much operates with a ‘no stone left unturned’ approach.

Whilst studying at University, Jamie carried out a summer internship to Oklahoma in 2012 and worked on a number of death penalty cases and projects which inspired him to specialise in defence work.

In his spare time, Jamie keeps fit and active by running and has completed several marathons, raising thousands in charity donations. Jamie also loves to travel and is working towards his goal of visiting the 7 wonders of the new world.

“Following being charged with assault, Mr Simner represented me. I was impressed with his detailed knowledge of my case despite carrying multiple other cases. I was kept fully updated at all times and involved in the decision making process. Between us we were able to build a strong defence case that led to the CPS withdrawing the prosecution case in its entirety. Are his firm good, well yes of course, but from my experience it was Jamie that made the real difference. Highly recommended” – July 2020

“I want to thank Jamie Simner who dealt with my case very quickly and efficiently and I was happy with the overall outcome. I have added Jamie to my contact list and will definitely be recommending him in the future” – January 2020

“Superbly impressed with the professionalism and reassurance given by Jamie Simner throughout my dealings with him. Mr Simner kept me well informed of the case’s progression and liaison with other parties. Certainly felt confident and well prepared for trial” – September 2019

Notable Cases

Magistrates’ Court proceedings – Jamie represented a Custody Sgt who was under criminal investigation by the IOPC for an allegation of excessive force whilst on duty and subsequently charged with assault. The officer pleaded not guilty on the basis that all force used was reasonable, necessary and proportionate and expert evidence in relation to use of force was obtained. After trial in the Magistrates’ Court the officer was found not guilty by a District Judge.

Gross misconduct investigation/proceedings – Jamie was instructed to represent a Police Constable accused of breaching the standards of professional behaviour in relation to honesty and integrity. It was alleged that the officer had made a false witness statement in relation to a driving matter and had deliberately turned his body worn camera off to hide his colleague’s behaviour. After an IOPC investigation, the matter proceeded to a gross misconduct hearing and all allegations were denied by the officer. Jamie worked with Counsel and following a two week contested hearing, the allegations were found to be unproven. This case also included a successful application for a private hearing so that the officer could remain anonymous.

IOPC investigation – Jamie represented a Custody Sgt accused of sexual assault following a strip search of a detainee. The allegations began as criminal and Jamie represented the officer when he was interviewed under caution. The criminal allegations resulted in no further action and there were no subsequent misconduct proceedings.

IOPC investigation – Jamie was instructed to represent two Police Constables jointly accused of GBH after force was used to detain a suspect and PAVA spray deployed which resulted in the complainant sustaining a serious eye injury. This was an IOPC investigation alleging excessive force. The criminal aspect of the case concluded with no further action being required and there was also no case to answer misconduct wise.

Crown Court proceedings – Jamie represented a Police officer charged with ABH following an off-duty incident outside a bar. Jamie worked with the officer and Counsel and specialist expert evidence was obtained including a lip reading expert who carefully analysed CCTV which supported the officer’s defence that he was acting in self defence. The matter never made it to trial and the Prosecution discontinued the case following representations from the Defence.



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