Jennifer specialises in serious and complex crime, police law, inquests, clinical negligence and personal injury work.
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Jennifer is a criminal fraud specialist, appointed to the A list of the Serious Fraud Office’s Advocate Panel the Fraud Specialist Panel for the Crown Prosecution Service. The trial of a multimillion pound international investment fraud, in which she has been instructed by the SFO as prosecution junior since November 2016, is due to commence in 2021. She has previously accepted instructions from the SFO as independent LPP counsel. Jennifer has spent time as a Senior Crown Prosecutor for the CPS, giving advice on charging fraud matters and preparing fraud cases for trial.
In addition to her fraud practice, Jennifer accepts instructions relating to the full spectrum of criminal cases, and has particular experience of conspiracies to supply large quantities of controlled drugs and excise duties.
Before being called to the Bar, Jennifer spent six months working as an intern in the Prosecutor’s Office of the International Criminal Tribunal for Yugoslavia.
Jennifer's breadth of practice has been particular helpful during her regular appearances for the police in applications for civil orders made in the criminal courts, including Closure Orders, ASBOs, Foreign Travel Orders, Sexual Harm Prevention Orders and Sexual Risk Orders. She also defends the police in actions issued in the county court, including actions for unlawful killing, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution.
More recently, Jennifer has been and remains instructed by the Metropolitan Police Service to act on behalf of former police officers appearing at an ongoing public Inquiry.
Jennifer appears in inquests on behalf of the deceased, the police and other interested parties. She is able to provide advice on subsequent civil litigation where appropriate. Jennifer draws on her breadth of experience in other practice areas for this work, whether it relate to the professional negligence of a medical professional, the criminal act of an individual, poor work practices of an employer or negligent driving on the roads.
Jennifer advises in a wide variety of clinical negligence cases, from delayed diagnosis, to wrongful birth, to substandard performance of surgeries, to inadequate treatment of patients with mental health issues. Jennifer also advises in multi-track personal injury cases, including PL, EL and RTAs. She drafts pleadings and schedules of loss and advises in writing and in conference on liability, quantum and evidence. She has particular experience of advising in conferences involving both experts and clients, able to explore complicated issues of breach and causation with an expert while simultaneously explaining the issues in clear and simple terms to clients. Above all else, Jennifer is at her most comfortable in the courtroom at trial.
Jennifer represents families of deceased individuals at inquests and in any subsequent civil litigation. She has also appeared in NMC hearings, medical appeal tribunals and in criminal injury compensation appeal hearings, an area where her knowledge of criminal law and procedure becomes particularly useful.