Her cases involve allegations of bribery, fraud, and money laundering. She has particular experience of Deferred Prosecution Agreements, having advised the Serious Fraud Office in relation to Rolls Royce, and Serco Geografix in relation to their agreement with the SFO.
She is increasingly sought after, in the UK and the Isle of Man, to advise and represent companies facing investigation by the SFO and FCA, or 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 SFO or FCA.
Jennifer’s professional background is in Crown Court criminal trials, as well as advisory work, and she has significant experience of cross border cooperation and investigations.
Prior to taking Silk in 2020, she is ranked as a leading silk by Legal 500 in “Business & Regulatory Crime, including global investigations”, and by Chambers & Partners in “Financial 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.
Recognised by Chambers & Partners, and Legal 500 as a leading junior, Jennifer is a highly experienced fraud practitioner who took Silk in 2020. She has practiced in the UK, Jersey and the Isle of Man, and specialises in very large investigations and trials.
Chambers and Partners recount: “She mucks in with the team and is very analytical and forensic in her approach.” “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.”
She prosecutes and defends, and has considerable experience of mutual legal assistance. Jennifer represented the Serious Fraud Office in the approval of the Deferred Prosecution Agreement with Rolls Royce Plc. More recently, she represented Serco Group in the approval of the Deferred Prosecution Agreement between the SFO and Serco Geografix.
In addition to trial work, Jennifer is increasingly sought after by corporates facing investigation by the FCA and SFO, or conducting their own internal investigations. She is on the SFO list of Counsel.
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 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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