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Jacqueline is a barrister at the Uganda office of Bowmans, a leading Pan-African law firm. A multi-disciplinary lawyer, she is an accredited Arbitrator (MCIArb) and Mediator (CEDR).
She practised for fifteen years at 1MCB, where she was also a well respected leading barrister in crime, with a special interest in white-collar crime, confiscation and civil recovery. Jacqueline prosecuted and defended in a large number of serious criminal cases involving murder, sexual offences, serious violence, drugs, fraud, money laundering. She practiced as a grade 3 prosecutor, and was part of a panel of barristers specialised in prosecuting sexual offences; she also prosecuted for HM Revenue & Customs in Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings, and was instructed by the Serious Fraud Office as disclosure counsel. In the latter years of her practice in the UK, Jacqueline developed a more commercial and civil law practice.
In 2015, Jacqueline relocated to Uganda where she has already built up a practice in corporate and commercial law; banking; governance, compliance and investigations (GCI), and dispute resolution. In her present practice, Jacqueline arbitrates and mediates commercial disputes and advises international and local companies, NGOs and individuals on incorporation and as to their legal and regulatory responsibilities in Uganda in the areas of telecoms, banking, competition law, company law, trade secrets, anti corruption and bribery, fraud, NGO law, cyber law, agricultural law, hospitality, and contractual disputes.
Jacqueline is an accredited Inns Advocacy Training Council trainer and prior to relocating to Uganda, taught on the Bar Professional Training Course at BPP Law School for over ten years. Jacqueline has also trained lawyers in negotiation, mediation and arbitration on behalf of the International Law Institute – Africa Centre for Legal Excellence. Alongside a number of current 1MCB members, Jacqueline is heavily involved in the work of Evolve – Foundation for International Legal Assistance, which promotes access to justice in Uganda, and in that capacity has led regular training sessions for Ugandan lawyers acting in capital cases.
She is admitted to the list of Counsel at the International Criminal Court and the Special Tribunal for Lebanon.