• Recorder (2018)
  • Silk (2020)
  • Bencher of Middle Temple (2021)

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Fraud Lawyers Association

Instructing Jennifer Carter-Manning KC

For more information please contact our clerks by calling +44 (0)20 7242 3555.

Recognised by Chambers & Partners, and Legal 500, Jennifer is a highly experienced fraud, bribery and money laundering practitioner who took Silk in 2020.

Much of her practice is in financial and corporate crime and regulation. She accepts instructions to represent individuals and corporates. She represented NatWest Bank in the first FCA prosecution of a bank under the Money Laundering Regulations, and continues to advise corporates on their obligations. She has particular experience of Deferred Prosecution Agreements, having advised the Serious Fraud Office in relation to Rolls Royce, Serco Geografix in relation to their agreement with the SFO, and the two companies which agreed DPAs with the SFO in July 2021.

Jennifer is one of the Attorney General’s special advocates, practising in national security cases. Notable recent security cases include:

Noorzai v Home Secretary: Challenge to the adequacy of investigation into Afghan deaths during UK raids in Afghanistan, leading to the Haddon-Cave inquiry.

U3: Appeal against deprivation of British citizenship in SIAC and the Court of Appeal.

Jennifer accepts instructions in Freedom of Information cases and inquiries. She advised the CPS in relation to the prosecution disclosure obligations during the inquests and criminal investigations into the Hillsborough disaster.

Jennifer’s professional background is in criminal and civil trials as well as advisory work and appellate work. She has significant experience of cross border cooperation and investigations, advising on legal privilege, and advising on disclosure issues in sensitive cases. She is increasingly sought after, in the UK and the Isle of Man, for advice and representation of those facing investigation by the SFO, FCA and FSA, or companies conducting their own internal investigations. She has considerable knowledge and experience of advising on corporate criminal liability, and of advising when and how to engage with the authorities.

Jennifer is ranked by Chambers & Partners in Financial Crime and by Legal 500 in Business & Regulatory Crime.

Jennifer is qualified to accept instructions directly from clients and is registered under the Bar Council’s Public Access Scheme, meaning that members of the public who seek specialist advice can come direct to her. In addition, she welcomes instructions from solicitors, in-house law departments, qualified foreign lawyers, and clients licensed by the Bar Council to give instructions direct to barristers under the Bar Council’s Licensed Access Scheme. For more information please visit our Direct Access page here.

Legal Expertise

Financial Crime

Recognised by Chambers & Partners, and Legal 500, Jennifer is a highly experienced fraud, bribery and money laundering practitioner who took Silk in 2020. She has practiced in the UK, Jersey and the Isle of Man, and specialises in large investigations and trials, and advisory work.

Chambers and Partners 2024 recounts: “Jennifer is uniquely placed to provide the very best representation across a broad range of matters. Her ability to fuse strategy with extensive legal knowledge offers her clients the very best service.

Legal 500, 2024:  She is incredibly bright, articulate and an absolute pleasure to work with. She has a great knowledge of Isle of Man law and custom that she has developed over the years

In earlier editions, Chambers & Partners commented: “Very bright, quick and extremely easy to work with. She has a huge amount of experience. “Clients are exceptionally lucky to have Jenny fighting in their corner. Her knowledge of law, procedure and practice is simply brilliant. She is cool under pressure and has an amazing ability to really focus on the important issues in a case and not get bogged down in irrelevant matters.”

Jennifer prosecutes and defends, and has considerable experience of mutual legal assistance. She represented NatWest Bank in the first FCA prosecution of a bank under the Money Laundering Regulations;  Serco Group in the approval of the Deferred Prosecution Agreement between the SFO and Serco Geografix; and the two companies which secured DPAs in July 2021. She represented the Serious Fraud Office in the approval of the Deferred Prosecution Agreement with Rolls Royce Plc.

In addition to trial work, Jennifer is increasingly sought after by those facing investigation by the FCA and SFO, or by corporates conducting their own internal investigations. She is on the SFO list of Silks, and the SFO POCA list.

Notable Financial Crime cases

FCA v Natwest

Representing Natwest during the FCA's first pursuit of criminal charges against a financial institution for purely procedural money laundering failings, despite the institution having played no direct role in the money laundering itself.

Featured on the FCA website >
ABLtd and CDLtd

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SFO v Serco Geografix

Representing the Serco Group in the approval of Deferred Prosecution Agreement resolving the SFO’s six year investigation into the Serco group of companies.

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SFO v Rolls Royce

Approval of the third, and largest Deferred Prosecution Agreement.

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Offshore & International Disputes

Jennifer’s corporate crime and regulatory work involves international and offshore connections as a matter of course, and she has considerable experience of mutual legal assistance.

Separately, Jennifer’s work has been partly in the Isle of Man since 2006. She has appeared in the Manx courts on behalf of the Attorney General and individuals. She regularly advises corporates and individuals on the Island on a range of areas: Anti-money laundering, confiscation, international cooperation, bribery and corruption. She has particular experience of advising in relation to regulatory investigations and liaison with regulators during investigations. She is instructed to assist Manx advocates and their clients with internal investigations. She is a sought after speaker and trainer on anti-money laundering, bribery and corruption.


  • Recorder (2018)
  • Silk (2020)
  • Bencher of Middle Temple (2021)

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Fraud Lawyers Association

Instructing Jennifer Carter-Manning KC

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