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

Chambers of Richard Atkins QC
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 ChambersA very experienced and capable advocate who more than holds her own against silks.

St Philips Chambers remains one of the premier sets for criminal work in the Midlands, with clients and peers alike praising it as a ‘go-to‘ set within the region offering ‘professional and well-prepared‘ counsel across the full spectrum of criminal work. Kevin Hegarty QC heads the crime group, which also houses experienced silks Andrew Smith and  Richard Atkins QC, the latter of whom recently returned to full-time practice following a term as Chair of the Bar. The set’s junior ranks also feature some of the circuit’s most prominent practitioners, with members such as Jennifer Josephs  and Jonathan Barker frequently receiving instructions in a wide range of serious cases, including fraud and sexual offences. Josephs is also notable for her work on terrorism cases, and recently acted for the prosecution in the case of Jay Davison, a white supremacist convicted of publishing material with the intent to incite racial and religious hatred in the form of a string of Instagram posts.