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 recently represented NatWest Bank in the first FCA prosecution of a bank under the Money Laundering Regulations. 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 (currently known only as ABLtd) and CDLtd) which agreed DPAs with the SFO in July 2021.
Jennifer’s professional background is in criminal and civil trials as well as advisory 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.
She is also one of the Attorney General’s Special Advocates, and conducts litigation in Closed Proceedings relating to National Security matters.
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.
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.
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 >
Representing the Serco Group in the approval of Deferred Prosecution Agreement resolving the SFO’s six year investigation into the Serco group of companies.View case >
Approval of the third, and largest Deferred Prosecution Agreement.View case >
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 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.
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