Ashanti-Jade Walton

Ashanti-Jade Walton

Called to bar: 
2016

Ashanti-Jade joined Chambers as a tenant in February 2018 following successful completion of her criminal pupillage under the supervision of Janet Gedrych and Dean Pulling.

Before coming to the Bar, Ashanti-Jade was awarded the ‘Kalisher Internship Award’ for showing ‘exceptional promise’ in Criminal Law. This scholarship enabled her to undertake a funded placement at the Criminal Cases Review Commission. She worked on cases concerning an array of offences, from murder to ABH. Her work was varied, including: visiting applicants in prison, conferences with trial counsel and analysing the impact of R v Jogee and R v Johnson on joint enterprise cases and the effect a diagnosis of Asperger syndrome may have when looking at belief of consent.  

In her spare time, Ashanti- Jade enjoys judo and playing the saxophone.

Practice Areas

Criminal law

Ashanti-Jade is regularly instructed for both the prosecution and defence in Crown, Magistrates and Youth Courts. She has undertaken an array of instructions in the Crown Court, including: trials, sentence hearings, appeals, and confiscation proceedings.

Notable cases:

R v J [2017] -  Ashanti-Jade represented a defendant charged with two counts of fraud totalling £35,000. She successfully made a no case to answer submission in respect of the lead  count concerning £25,000 and the defendant was acquitted by direction of the trial judge.

R v M [2018]-  Successfully prosecuted a single count of possession of an identity document with improper intention indictment.

Inquest

Ashanti-Jade has experience representing interested parties at inquests. She recently worked on an inquest into the death of a 20-year-old whilst at work. The interested party was both the brother and Deputy Manager of the deceased. Submissions were made to the Coroner as to whether the evidence before the court supported a conclusion of Unlawful Killing being left for jury consideration. This option was not left before the jury and they concluded it was an accident.

Regulatory

Ashanti-Jade has experience of prosecuting and defending cases brought by the Local Authority including  offences concerning environmental waste and failure to send children to school. She also has experience defending cases brought by the RSPCA.

Memberships 
  • Criminal Bar Association.
  • Inquest Lawyers’ Group.
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association.
  • Wales and Chester Circuit.
Education 

University of Law, Birmingham-  BPTC, Very Competent.

Hatfield College, Durham University – Law, 2:1.