Senior partner of Geoffrey Miller Solicitors, Jeanette Miller, is seen on the left meeting the Duke of Edinburgh at St James's Palace in February 2010.
Jeanette is known for acting in motoring prosecutions for many celebrity and high profile figures (we should stress, Prince Phillip is not one of her clients!) but she has earned her title of "Miss Justice" for the lesser known work she often does behind the scenes in helping people whether it be by fighting prosecutions for motoring offences or assisting with fundraising for the Duke of Edinburgh Award Sheme and the highly stretched charity Addiction Today.
The success of the firm is in part due to the almost prophetic instincts Jeanette has about the issues in our cases. We do not always suggest that pur clients defend the motoring prosecutions they face. However, when we do, we are almost always successful in securing acquittals for our clients.
Whilst many lawyers are "all about the money", Jeanette believes very strongly in offering free advice to motorists even if they will never be able to afford the fees charged by the firm. She is often so moved by the stories she comes across in her work that she has recently launched a bursary scheme where the firm will consider taking cases on possibly at no cost or charging significantly less than their usual fees.
The case involving canadian motorist, Nicholas Pappas, is a good example of how Miss Justice's belief in helping others is followed through into the work she does, even when she may not receive payment. The Canadian motorist sent a speculative email to Jeanette asking her for her help with defending his own case in the Canadian courts. Jeanette came to his assistance (without charge) and her involvement eventually saved the day!
Whilst our legal systems differ, there are many similarities between the UK’s legal system and the laws in the USA and Canada. Mr Pappas is not a lawyer but decided to fight his case in Canada without using a lawyer. He came unstuck, however, when trying to research the workings of the device that had been used to measure his speed, the Laser 20:20. This was the device that was used in the notorious Crown Court appeal of Brian Wiltshire which Jeanette had won in early 2007. Nicholas asked Jeanette for help in locating manufacturer’s manuals and information concerning the device which she was able to send to him by email.
On the day of his hearing, 07 April 2008 he realized he was missing a crucial link in his defence and called upon her for her help again. Jeanette was able to deliver the evidence needed from her bank of information concerning the device in question and Nicholas won his case. Here is an extract from his email to Jeanette which speaks for itself:
Keeping your fingers crossed for me was a good luck charm!! Good news....I was victorious!! I must admit it was quite a battle! I don't wish to consume too much of your time and will be brief.
The hearing lasted approx. 2 hours and ended at midnight ( I had an evening session). The Judge, as mentioned previously, was very biassed. As it turned out, submitting the transcripts, decision and laser manual (manual previously declined on claims I was not an expert) proved difficult. I had to refer to jurisprudence from the Supreme Court of Canada and argued it was admissible under the "hearsay rule". Judge stated that he was aware and during his 11 year tenure as a Judge, I was not "going to teach him law"! With a statement like that you can imagine the battle that ensued. Anyhow, to make a long story short, I managed to convince him to accept the document, much to his disliking. Following that, based on the contradictory evidence I obtained in from the minutes of my previous hearing where I cross-examined the police officer, it was pretty much "smooth sailing" as the saying goes.
Jeanette, I sincerely and deeply appreciate, from the bottom of my heart, your assistance in this matter. I expressed to you yesterday my thoughts about you as a person and a professional. You are truly one of the rarities in today's society which, in my personal opinion, lacks values and morals.
In addition to having an unusual approach to her clients and cases she gets involved in, Jeanette also looks to alternative business enhancement solutions such as Feng Shui and is a great fan of positive business thinking philosophies. She has regular consultations with a leading Feng Shui Consultant in Manchester in one of her offices to ensure our staff and clients work in the optimum environment to achieve your desired case outcome.
Do you want Miss Justice to consider helping you? Then please get in touch.Most people who get in touch with our team of motor offence expert solicitors are uncertain of their options. They are unaware of any legal defences that may be available and find it difficult to believe that it might be possible to defend the driving offence charge they face by using loopholes that apply to the rich and famous! We are always more than happy to chat things through with potential clients Free of Charge. Call us now on Freephone 0800 085 2784 to speak to one of our specialist motoring offence solicitors. It is only once you decide to instruct us that payment will become necessary and we can often arrange instalment plans to assist you. Many satisfied clients have thanked us for offering this free consultation service as it has prevented them from following inaccurate non-expert advice which could have led to them accepting a driving ban unnecessarily.
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