Jane Novas-Morell, Consultant Criminal Defence Solicitor
Jane Novas-Morell is a solicitor with over 25 years experience in the field of criminal law. She joined the firm as a consultant in 2018, having previously been a director at another well known criminal law firm for almost 17 years.
Jane is known for her very approachable manner, whilst vigorously representing clients’ interests. She is also an excellent Court Advocate. Many of the clients that instruct Jane have been represented by her for many, many years.
Although Jane has higher court rights to appear before the Crown Court, her area of specialisation is police station & Magistrates’ Court representation, although if a client’s case proceeds to the Crown Court she undertakes the preparation on that case with the instructed barrister, so will see the case right through from initial arrest to its conclusion.
Jane has advised and represented clients charged with a range of offences, including murder, large scale fraud, drug trafficking and serious sexual offences.
Jane undertakes work on a privately funded basis and through the legal aid scheme.
- 2021 – R v K – representing young man in Bolton charged with causing the death of a local mayor by dangerous driving
- 2021 – R v A – Representing 18-year-old, one of 13 alleged gang members, in relation to murder of 15-year-old member of another gang in Manchester
- 2021 – R v N – Representing 14-year-old boy charged another youth, with murder of 15-year-old boy in Bolton
- 2019 –Minshull Street Crown Court – represented an airline pilot charged with piloting a passenger plane whilst over the legal limit for alcohol – pilot received a suspended sentence of imprisonment.
- 2019 – represented two females at the police station, who had been arrested in relation to perverting the course of justice during the course of a murder investigation – acquitted after trial.
- 2019 – represented male suspect at police station for murdering his wife – released without charge
- 2019 – Bolton Magistrates Court – acted for a defendant accused of handling tobacco worth over half £ 1/2 million , successfully argued the amount down to £60,000 at Newton hearing, resulting in a non-custodial disposal.