Jill Evans


Year of Call

Jill Evans

Jill is an experienced leading Junior with an extensive practice in Serious and Complex Crime. including Murders, Terrorist Offences, Money laundering and Fraud and Gang related crime. Jill is noted for her tenacity and command of complex material and ability to digest and communicate detail with clarity.


Regularly instructed on behalf of those subject to mental illness or disability with regard to issues of Fitness to Plead and Stand Trial.


What the Directories Say

She has featured as a Leading Junior in Crime in Chambers Directory for the last 7 years. Currently ranked in Band 3.


She is described in the Legal 500 2012 as "excellent".


Recent/ongoing cases
  • R v Heggarty & Others (Aylesbury Crown Court) - GBH on fellow prisoner whilst serving sentence. Acquitted. (2012)
  • R v Murray & Others (Isleworth Crown Court) - Possession of firearms with intent, possession of class A drugs with intent to supply. Trident no evidence offered. Plea entered to simple possession of drugs. (2012)
  • R v Omueda & Another (Wood Green Crown Court) - Trident possession of firearm with intent to endanger life. Acquitted. (2011)
  • R v Scott (Snaresbrook Crown Court) - Solicitor charged with ?800.000 fraud on Clients. No case to answer, Acquitted. (2011)
  • R v Drawbridge & Others (Operation Petronilla) - Conspiracy to rob, possession of firearm with Intent, following 5 weeks of disclosure and abuse of process legal argument. Crown offered no evidence. Plea to simple possession of firearm accepted. Suspended sentence. (2011)
  • R v Breich (Kingston Crown Court) - £50 Million Bureau de Change money laundering scam Defendant described by Crown as "Lynch pin" of operation 2 interlinked trials. Defendant ultimately found unfit to stand trial proceedings discontinued. (2010)
  • R v Utku (Blackfriars Crown Court) - Rape. Acquittal. (2010)
  • R v Lowe & Others (Blackfriars Crown Court) - GBH, kidnap and perverting the course of justice involving serving police officer. (2010)
  • Marshall & Others (Winchester Crown Court) - Conspiracy to rob. (2010)
  • R v Donnegan (Southwark Crown Court) - GBH, fitness to plead/ insanity. (2009)
  • R v Leshi & Others (Wood Green Crown Court) - Conspiracy to rape within family. (2009)
  • R v Scofield & Others (Woolwich Crown Court) - £80 Million money laundering and drugs supply. (2009)
  • Kabashi & Others (Central Criminal Court) - 21/7 bombings. (2009)
  • R v Walker (Liverpool Crown Court) - Lady Mayoress charged with benefit fraud. (2008)
  • R v Guinchard (Isleworth Crown Court) - Rape fitness to plead.
  • R v Lidguard (Central Criminal Court) - Conspiracy to Pervert the Course of Justice in Murder trial. Plea to lesser Count, suspended sentence.
  • R v C (Inner London Crown Court) - Public school house master charged with indecent assault on pupils in his care. Acquitted.
  • R v Hart & Others (Southwark Crown Court) - Multimillion accounting fraud on MOD.
  • Buree & Others (Central Criminal Court) - Murder, trident, gang shooting. 1st on indictment. Submission no case. Acquitted.
  • R v Muanza & Others (Central Criminal Court) - Conspiracy to murder, 'Witchcraft case'. Acquitted, convicted of lesser cruelty charge.
  • R v Suika & Others (Inner London Crown Court) - Witchcraft child cruelty. Acquitted.
  • Mazreku & Others - People smuggling and rape.
  • R v Marks - Murder shaken baby, causation. Acquitted of murder, convicted manslaughter.
  • R v Latta (Winchester Crown Court) - Baby murder, causation. Acquitted.
  • R v Charles & Others (Kingston Crown Court) - Heathrow gold bullion robbery.
  • R v Papageorgiou & Others (Operation Mamba)(Woolwich Crown Court) - 8 month multimillion VAT fraud. Acquitted.


Jill is a former Solicitor Partner in the specialist Criminal Defence Firm Saunders & Co (Now LLP) and Law Lecturer at the University of East London.


BA (Hons) Law



Criminal Bar Association.
South Eastern Circuit.


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