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Jenni is an experienced and extremely able defence advocate specialising in serious financial and general heavyweight crime, with an emphasis on drug trafficking, serious violence (usually murder/shootings) and sexual offences (usually rape, often historic). 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 spent most of the year leading for the defence in murder cases and currently holds instructions in a number of serious cases due for trial in 2020. Jenni is committed to providing representation under public funding, though is now generally privately instructed.


Education: Broughton High School, Edinburgh and LSE (LLB Hons). Called 1993.  Attended Diploma in Forensic Medicine & Science course in 2001. Queen’s Counsel 2018, appointed Recorder of the Crown Court 2018


Criminal Bar Association


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

(2018 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Jennifer Dempster QCRed Lion ChambersA class act in the most challenging, sensitive and high-profile cases.