Personal details

Full Name:
Colleen Dickinson-Jones
Job Title:
Chartered Legal Executive Criminal Advocate
Department:
Crime
Education:
  • Paddock House Convent Grammar School
  • Accrington College
  • Blackburn College (Ilex Law)
Additional qualifications:
7 GCE O’ Level’s including Grade A English Language & Art, Creative Writing A Level, HNC Business Core Finance, Ilex Practice & Law Papers Level 4 Years 1 & 2, Criminal Law - Family Law - Contract Law - Tort Law - Family Practice, and All Level 6 Professional Higher Diploma in Law Including one distinction, Duty Police Accreditation Scheme, Duty Solicitor Magistrates Court

Specialities

  • Criminal Law
  • Homicide and serious sexual offences
  • Drug offences
  • Fraud and other offences of Dishonesty
  • Violence, including Robbery and Assault
  • Public Order offences
  • Breach of Court Orders

Background

I am a Criminal Defence Lawyer, with experience of all aspects of Criminal Defence work through all stages of cases from the Police Station investigation through to proceedings in both the Magistrates and Higher Courts including sentencing and appeals.

Motivation

What aspects of your job do you enjoy the most?

Positive outcomes for clients.

Why did you choose a career in the legal sector?

After being a PA for many years I found myself working in the legal sector and progressed my way through to my current role.

Personal interests

  • Listening to Opera
  • Theatre
  • Socialising with husband, family and friends
  • Quizzes