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Jenni Dempster QC is an experienced and able defence advocate specialising in serious financial and general heavyweight crime, with an emphasis on murder, sexual offences including historic rape cases and deaths related to driving offences including inquests. She has a particular interest in cases involving complex forensic evidence. Described as “just superb” with “incredible client skills”, Jenni is regularly instructed in high profile cases and has built up a loyal following of solicitors. Known for her remarkable tenacity and hard work, she commands considerable respect among her peers for her jury handling, cross-examination technique, assertiveness and tactical acumen. Judges often compliment her on her style of cross-examination and case management in difficult and sensitive cases. She is frequently asked to assist other members of the legal profession in various proceedings. Since taking silk in 2018, she has been instructed in numerous high profile murder cases a number of which are currently awaiting trial in 2020/2021. Jenni was appointed a Recorder of the Crown Court in 2018. Jenni is committed to providing representation under public funding, though is now generally privately instructed by clients.


Call: 1993; Silk: 2018; Recorder of the Crown Court 2018.


Criminal Bar Association, South Eastern Circuit.


Educated at Broughton High School, Edinburgh and London School of Economics LLB Hons). Called to the Bar 1993. Attended Diploma in Forensic Medicine and Science course in 2001.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Jennifer Dempster QCRed Lion ChambersA powerful and accomplished advocate.