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Jared McNally

Jared McNally


Jared is a Partner and Head of the Criminal, Fraud and Regulatory department. He has developed and maintained a heavy criminal practice which involves representing those accused of the most serious of offences including murder, firearms, conspiracy to supply drugs, fraud and serious sexual offences.  He has a well-earned reputation for his detailed preparation, tactically astute advice and he offers a first class service to all his clients.

Jared almost exclusively defends in serious and complex crime.  He has appeared in many high profile cases.  Given the constraints on legal aid, Jared has developed a significant private practice representing individuals and professionals in various fields.  Legal aid doesn’t always cover the sheer amount of work that Jared believes is necessary to do a case properly.  A criminal conviction for many of his clients would destroy their career, reputation and family.  As a result Jared now has a national private practice and is often instructed by professionals across the UK including London, Guernsey and the Isle of Sheppey.

Jared approaches every case with the same high standards. Clients find him direct, knowledgeable and passionate about the work that he does. Where appropriate, he takes an aggressive and proactive approach to cases whether it be pre or post charge.

Jared was a former Partner of a niche city centre law firm specialising in white collar crime, business crime and large complex fraud.

Jared also has considerable experience of advising and representing interested parties at Coroner’s inquests arising from hospital deaths, alleged neglect and deaths in custody.  He regularly represents nurses, midwives and prison officers and has a particular interest in Article 2 inquests.

Jared has vast experience in defending clients from professional backgrounds. He has a well-earned reputation for his thorough and methodical approach.  He is well liked by clients and members of the legal profession.

  • Notable Criminal Cases

    R v DL – 2018 – successfully defended a teacher accused of having a sexual relationship with a pupil

    R v JT – 2018 – successfully defended a prison officer accused of Gross Negligence Manslaughter at the Central Criminal Court in London.  The 1st case of its kind in the UK.

    R v AG – successfully defended a prison officer at Nottingham Crown Court accused of Misconduct in a Public Office.

    Bank manager accused of fraud

    Midwife accused of Gross Negligent Manslaughter arising out of the death of a baby at a hospital in Leeds.

    Prisons officers accused of Misconduct in Public Office and Gross Negligence Manslaughter following the death of inmates at HMP Preston, HMP Leeds, HMP Nottingham, HMP Woodhill, HMP Preston, HMP Belmarsh, HMP Low Newton, HMP Swaleside and HMP Preston.

    R v G – representing defendant charged with the unlawful killing of her father.

    R v T – successfully defended a mental health nurse before Liverpool Crown Court in relation to allegations of serious sexual abuse.

    R  v AJ – successfully defended a nurse accused of Fraud before Sheffield Crown Court.

    R & P –  teacher accused of a series of violent assaults upon pupils.

    R & L – successfully represented a safe guarding teacher accused of child neglect and attempting to pervert the course of justice.

    R v S – G4S officer accused of misconduct in a public office.  This case featured on BBC’s panorama documentary and involved allegations of misconduct, assault and neglect at Medway Secure Detention Centre.

    Operation Seabrook – prison officer accused of a series of violent assaults at Medomsley Detention Centre, County Durham, principally in the 1970’s and 1980’s.

    Operation Elveden – instructed to represent a public official accused of selling stories to journalist. This was a Metropolitan Police Service investigation that revealed the payments made to public officials by journalists for information. It followed two parliamentary committees and the Leveson Inquiry which revealed serious questions over the techniques used by some which may have amounted to systematic and flagrant breaches of the law. The range and circumstance of this activity was of a scale not previously encountered by police or CPS.

    Murder Cases

    R v G – defended in an attempt murder involving complex psychiatric and toxicology evidence.

    R v D – represented a vulnerable Defendant in a 2 handed ‘cut throat’ case involving complex issues of causation and medical evidence.  Described by the police as “one of the most brutal and appalling” cases they had investigated.

    R v J – Preston Crown Court; defended in murder allegation where defendant was extradited from Spain for his alleged role in murder of a drug dealer whose body has never been recovered. Extensive issues of PII raised.

    R v Z – represented 17 year old youth accused of a gangland murder outside a Manchester Pub.

    Conspiracy Cases

    R v M – Operation Optica, case involved two rival criminal gangs and a number of ‘shootings’ in the Salford area.

    R v P – Operation Dauntless, advanced fee inheritance fraud with a value in excess of £850,000.

    R v R – Operation Supola, Organised Crime Group from Liverpool involved in the supply of class A drugs.

    R v H – defended in Manchester gang land drugs and firearms conspiracy.

    R v S – Operation Anneal; defended in multi handed conspiracy to supply cocaine involving a serious & organised crime group from Manchester.

    R v P – Teeside Crown Court; 14 Defendant trial alleging conspiracy to supply Class A drugs to the North East.

    R v M – Manchester Crown Court; multi handed conspiracy to commit robbery.

    R v S –Manchester Crown Court; represented 1 of 24 Defendants in relation to an allegation of conspiracy to steal.

    R v C  – Manchester Crown Court; conspiracy to commit robbery.

    R v A  – Operation Yonside; represented 1 of 31 Defendants before Caernarvon Crown Court.  Case involved an organised crime group involved in the supply of large quantities of cocaine & cannabis over an 8 year period.

    R v S – conspiracy to commit fraud; case prosecuted by Trading standards involving ‘clocking’ of motor vehicles.

    R v H – Liverpool Crown Court; Defendant charged in large scale cocaine supply conspiracy (22 tonnes of class A & B drugs) involving covert recordings and international agencies. Described by the Judge as the “largest multi commodity conspiracy in the UK to date”.

    R v H – Plymouth Crown Court; multi million pound conspiracy to supply class A drugs to the South.

    R v J – Operation Kenya, represented Defendant who plotted to carry out a series of robberies across the North West.

    R v L – Represented one of several Defendants’ charged in connection with an international conspiracy to import substantial quantities of cocaine using private aircraft owned by the conspirators.

    Sexual Offences Cases

    R v DL – successfully defended teacher accused of sexual activity with a child

    R v JM – successfully defended elderly Defendant accused of historic sexual offences upon a family member.

    R v  R – defended high net worth individual accused of serious sexual offences.

    R v S – successfully defended teacher accused of voyeurism.

    R v L – historic sexual offences.

    R v T – successful defence of 21 allegations of historic sexual offences.

    R v G – Operation Routh – Represented Defendant linked to the Rochdale child sex grooming investigation.

    R v C – successfully defended teacher accused of rape.

  • Notable Inquests

    R & Smith – represented an Officer Support Grade employed at HMP Belmarsh in relation to the death of a prisoner.

    R & Heatman – represented 2 prison officers at a 4 week Article 2 jury inquest at Liverpool Coroner’s Court.

    R & Armstrong – represented 3 midwives before Warrington Coroners Court in relation to the sad death of a baby shortly after birth.

    R & Streetley – represented a Care Worker before Doncaster Coroners Court touching the death of an elderly lady who choked to death in a Care Home.

    R & Fields – represented the family of a RAF veteran who was murdered in December 2014.  This case raised issues surrounding Article 2 of the Human Rights Act and serious concerns as to the events leading to his very sad death.

    R & Barlow – represent Macmillan nurse in relation to allegations of a criminal nature and linked proceedings before Bolton Coroners Court.

    R & Cousins – represented mental health nurse before Bradford Coroners Court.

    R & Foster – represented nurse in relation to a death in custody at HMP Durham.

    R & Smith – represented an Officer Support Grade employed at HMP Elmley before Maidstone Coroners Court.

  • Notable Regulatory & Disciplinary Cases

    Jared advised a number of Midwives, Nurses and Health Care Trust Managers in relation to the police inquiry arising out of the death of JT whilst in the care of Barrow in Furness Hospital.  The police inquiry arose out of the recommendations of the Coroner following an inquest. A subsequent inquiry was set up by the Secretary of State chaired by Dr Bill Kirkup.  Jared represented a clinical supervisor and supervisor of midwives who faced significant criticism.  Jared has been subsequently instructed in respect of ongoing proceedings before the Nursing & Midwifery Council.

    NMC v K – successfully represented a Supervisor of Midwives in relation to matters before Nursing & Midwifery Council (NMC).

    NMC v J – successfully represented a nurse who had been accused of fraud.

    NMC v MC – successfully represented nurse who had recently been convicted of fraud.

    NMC v T – successfully represented mental health nurse accused of sexual abuse.

    NMC v S –currently represents a former Head of Midwifery.

    NMC v G – currently represents a former Risk Manager/Supervisor of Midwives from Guernsey.

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