Jacqui Appleton


A passionate defence lawyer who wears her heart on her sleeve and prides herself on doing her utmost to ensure the best possible outcome for all of her clients. Jacqui specialises in all areas of criminal defence work and is regarded as having a natural aptitude for criminal law.

Her dedication and hard work, combined with her friendly approach, has earned her a loyal following of repeat clients. She is fearless at the police station, and offers free advice and representation to all suspects being interviewed at Parkside (Cambridge), Huntingdon, Peterborough, Bury St Edmunds, Wymondham (Norwich) and Kings Lynn police station.

Jacqui advises on the full range of criminal work and has successfully represented clients facing a wide range of offences from traffic violations to murder. She has particular experience in defending clients who suffer from personal difficulties, and is committed to fighting for the rights of some of the most vulnerable in our society.

She is a familiar face at Cambridge Magistrates’ Court and defends both legal aid clients and private clients who find themselves charged with a criminal offence. Jacqui is also a higher court advocate and regularly represents clients facing serious charges in the Crown Court.
She is a successful trial advocate, with a proven track record in both the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court, often securing ‘Not Guilty’ verdicts in cases considered by others as unwinnable.

Solicitor Advocate – Higher Rights of Audience (Criminal)
Duty solicitor
Police Station Accredited Representative 2008
Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice – College of Law London Bloomsbury
LLB (Hons) Law – University of East Anglia