ABOUT JENNIFER MORRIS

Fraud and Regulatory Paralegal

About

Jennifer has several years’ experience as a paralegal working on a variety of criminal, fraud and regulatory matters. Jennifer assists in the prosecution and defence of fraud cases brought by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), Trading Standards and HMRC. These are often high value and complex frauds covering a substantial period of time.

Jennifer specialises in regulatory enforcement and professional disciplinary cases before the Care Quality Commission (CQC) and the Office for Standards in Education, Children’s Services and Skills (Ofsted). Jennifer provides advice to providers wanting to challenge inspection reports and defend enforcement action. Jennifer is also experienced in making successful written representations against Notices of Proposal to vary or cancel a provider’s registration.

In addition, Jennifer acts on behalf of clients engaged in disciplinary proceedings before their professional regulator including the General Medical Council (GMC), the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the Teaching Regulation Agency (TRA). Jennifer assists with all aspects of professional regulation, including registration and fitness to practice proceedings. These can often involve breaches of professional standards including allegations of misconduct and/or dishonesty. Jennifer also has experience of Police Federation work and assists senior Police Officers accused of misconduct or criminal offences.

In June 2019, Jennifer completed the combined Bar Professional Training Course and Masters in Law (BPTC LLM) at Nottingham Law School. Jennifer achieved grades of ‘Very Competent’ for the BPTC and ‘Distinction’ for the LLM. As a result, Jennifer was awarded the Baron Dr Ver Heyden de Lancey academic prize by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple. Prior to this, Jennifer completed the Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Law, Manchester in 2014.

Expertise

  • Serious fraud
  • Trading Standards
  • HMRC crime and enforcement
  • Code of Practice 9 investigations
  • Regulatory Enforcement including CQC and Ofsted
  • Professional Discipline including GMC, NMC, HCPC and TRA
  • Police Federation work

Career

2019 – to date – Paralegal – Fraud and Regulatory, Adkirk Law (Trading name of Lawyers Incorporated Limited)

2018 – 2019 – Paralegal – Crime, Slater & Gordon Lawyers

2016 – 2017 – Graduate Paralegal – Regulatory, Stephensons Solicitors

2015 – 2016 – New Business Advisor – Regulatory, Stephensons Solicitors

Education and Qualifications

2009 – 2012 – University of Liverpool, Classical Studies, 2:1

2013 – 2014 – University of Law, Manchester, Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL), Pass

2017 – 2018 – Nottingham Law School, Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC), Very Competent

2018 – 2019 – Nottingham Law School, Masters in Law (LLM), Distinction