Jennifer Josephs > Chambers of Richard Atkins KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Atkins KC
St Philips Chambers
B2 5LS

Work Department

St Philips Crime


Jennifer is a leading junior on the Midland Circuit who prosecutes and defends in a range of areas of criminal law, including homicide, rape and fraud. She has been instructed in some of the most serious and important cases on the circuit, as leading and junior counsel, as well as on her own. She has particular experience in organised crime, drug trafficking, gangland murders and serious sexual offences.


Jennifer is a Grade 4 CPS panel advocate on the following panels: rape, counter terrorism, serious and organised crime and fraud, as well as general crime. She is an advocacy trainer and facilitator. Called to the Bar in 2000.


Middle Temple; Criminal Bar Association; Midland Circuit.


Newcastle upon Tyne University LLB (Hons) Law.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Jennifer JosephsSt Philips Chambers ‘Jennifer is an experienced and dedicated senior junior. She commits fully to each case she is involved in and has a very good technical grasp of the relevant law. She shows excellent tactical awareness and works well as a key member of any team. Her advocacy is effective and measured. She has the respect of both the judiciary and her opponents.’  

St. Philips Chambers is a ‘large and efficiently run set of chambers’ with an ‘extensive range of advocates available to cover all levels of criminal cases’. Head of the chamber and ‘excellent orator’ Richard Atkins KC specialises in murder cases and regularly appears in the Court of Appeal. Andrew Smith KC’s recent work highlights include prosecuting Gareeca Gordon, who was convicted of murdering a former friend and attempting to dispose of her body in the Forest of Dean. Jennifer Josephs is praised for her ‘preparation and care during cases’ and secured a conviction for a father accused of shaking one of his twin babies to death in case that dealt with complicated medical evidence. Simon Davis is now the Director of Public Prosecutions of the Cayman Islands.