Jane Waugh

Jane has a wealth of experience in all areas of Criminal Law and provides a high level of client care, from initial instruction in a case, to its conclusion; she is regularly instructed where there are vulnerable/child witnesses and appears in cases involving the use of special measures including the cross examination of vulnerable witnesses under s28 YJCEA 1999.

Jane is thorough in case preparation and engages fully with those instructing her, at each stage of the case, drafting applications and giving advice in a timely manner, to secure a positive outcome for her clients; she is aware of the importance of prompt responses to requests from professional clients.

Jane is regularly instructed by both Prosecution and Defence solicitors in cases involving serious sexual offences, the importation and supply of drugs, firearms offences, armed robbery, serious violence, murder and manslaughter.

She regularly appears in the Court of Appeal.

Notable Cases


R v LA, HH & MB

Murder and assisting an offender – youth defendants.

R v YN, PN, SM & RT

OCG Attempted murder of a rival gang member.

R v H&P

Partners accused of the systematic rape of & cruelty towards their children and child of a former partner.

R v SR

Stranger Rape where the Complainant was dragged off the street , her partner beaten in front of her then raped under threat.

R v MO

Non recent offences of rape and cruelty of a father towards his children in the 1970s.


R v TB

Attempted Murder by a 17 year old.

R v CD

Attempted Murder by a 16 year old.

R v JS

Leader of OCG attempting to kill opposing OCG members in drive by shooting.

R v E

Predatory rape of a Young boy

R v CB

Aggravated burglary where on OCG inflicted serious violence upon the occupiers in order to steal. From a house safe.

Reported cases

R v Pinkerton [2017] EWCA Crim. 38

R v Sam Hunter [2014] EWCA 2950


Member of the Criminal Bar Association

Member of the North eastern Circuit.