Jemma Michaelson


City of London

0203 781 8400

Areas of law:

Crime and Investigation, Fare Evasion Solicitors, Youth Court, Police Station, Magistrates’ Court, Crown Court, Motoring Solicitors, Fraud Solicitors, Commercial Fraud and Serious Fraud, FCA Investigations, Corporate Manslaughter, HMRC Investigations, Intellectual Property Crime, Money Laundering, Serious Fraud Office (SFO) Investigations

Jemma Michaelson is a solicitor, in our Complex Crime department, based in our London office. Jemma works primarily preparing criminal cases ranging from the Magistrates Court, up to the Court of appeal. Jemma regularly attends both the Magistrates and Youth Court, and is a qualified Duty Solicitor.

Prior to joining Reeds, Jemma worked as a solicitor for a number of law firms in London from 2013 onwards. Jemma has been attending the Magistrates’ Court regularly since her qualification in 2017 undertaking all types of advocacy. Jemma has prepared all types of criminal cases from Magistrates Court sentences, to complex Crown Court trials, including high profile matters of rape, attempted murder, drug supply and complex fraud cases. Jemma has been attending the police stations for her whole career, and provides clear and assertive advice to all clients, accused of various offences.

Jemma is a dedicated advocate who will always work hard to ensure her clients receive the best outcome possible. Jemma is meticulous in her preparation meaning her cases are always handled with the utmost care. Jemma prides herself in providing excellent levels of client care for each case, and is able to adapt to ensure that the clients feel at ease with her, often in very difficult and sensitive situations.

Notable Cases

R v F [2022] Lewes Crown Court – Acquittal after trial whilst running the s.45 Modern Slavery Act defence. Represented an adult (as the litigator), who was a youth at the time, for a number of drug supply offences. Despite significant changes in the law around modern slavery, the defendant was acquitted following a trial.

R v B [2021] – Stratford Youth Court – Vulnerable youth represented in the youth court for being in possession of a bladed article. Defendant acquitted after the Crown offered no evidence on the morning of trial, due to Jemma identifying that the police had not following correct procedures whilst purporting to ID the defendant.

R v K & Others [2020] – Snaresbrook Crown Court – Litigated file in full. Represented a defendant for conspiracy to kidnap and being in possession of the proceeds of crime. Defendant acquitted following successful half time submission.

R v S [2018] Isleworth Crown Court – Represented a defendant in a multi-handed conspiracy to contravene immigration law. Litigated the case in full from the police station to trial, dealing with a page count of over 100,000 pages. Defendant acquitted following a submission of no case to answer, just before final speeches.