Jordan Parkinson – Pupil

Jordan Parkinson is a specialist criminal pupil under the supervision of Anthony Davis and is available to accept instructions from 2 April 2024.

Throughout her shadowing period of pupillage, Jordan has observed a wide variety of criminal trials including attempt murder, serious sexual assaults, drug offences, kidnap and GBH. She has experienced cases to their conclusion at sentencing, whilst also observing appeals against sentence and conviction and probation breaches.

Jordan has witnessed several serious, complex trials, including encro chat drugs conspiracy charges. She was involved in critically analysing and reviewing extremely lengthy text messages recovered from the encrochat phone and compared key messages against the attribution report. Trials she has observed have included cell-site evidence, radio frequency surveys, telephone attribution and expert DNA evidence, thus she has benefited from the opportunity to develop a familiarity with these forms of evidence.

During pupillage, Jordan has drafted various applications including an application to dismiss in her beginning weeks as a pupil, an application to exclude evidence pursuant to s78 PACE 1984 for an offence of attempted murder which was successful, defence case statements and sentencing notes for both prosecution and defence. She has actively prepared and drafted opening and closing speeches, examination in chief and cross-examination. 


Prior to coming to the Bar, Jordan worked as a Legal Adviser at Teesside, Newton Aycliffe and Peterlee Magistrates Court, advising lay magistrates on law, practice and procedure and assisting with the drafting of their reasons, both in and out of court. She also sat with District Judges. Jordan has observed a wide range of hearings at the Magistrates Court from first listings in the GAP/NGAP court to trials and sentencing hearings. Jordan gained a vast amount of transferrable knowledge and experience from her time at HMCTS.

Before this, Jordan was a Financial Crime Risk Analyst at Ernst Young conducting adverse screening checks on clients and reporting findings if necessary to the Money Laundering Reporting Officer.


Honourable society of Middle Temple


M Law Exempting (BPTC), 1st class honours law degree and very competent on BPTC.

Northumbria University Honour Roll

Middle Temple Access to the Bar Award

Best Mock Trial, Mock Trial Society