Sallie Bennett-Jenkins QC

Sallie Bennett-Jenkins QC

"She is extremely intelligent, she prepares very well and her client care is amazing."

Chambers UK 2018
Year of call: 1984 QC: 2006
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Criminal Defence

Sallie has deservedly established a formidable reputation as being an extremely able defence advocate who is exceptional with clients and achieves acquittals in the most difficult of circumstances. She is described as ‘a brilliant advocate. She is hard working, fearless, clever and highly strategic in her approach’.

In particular, she has specialist expertise in relation to trials involving those who are in the public eye and require assistance in relation to the media aspects of their cases.

She has defended a number of celebrity clients in relation to allegations of violence and sexual assault and also represents professionals accused of crime arising from their work. She has developed expertise in representing of young offenders, where her ability to instill confidence in her clients is of particular importance. Details of these cases can be provided upon request.

She has a wealth of experience in cases that are factually and legally complex. Many of the cases she undertakes demand an ability to assimilate expert evidence and to cross-examine professional witnesses. Sallie has extensive expertise in relation to intelligence led operations, and in relation to offences of terrorism.

Sallie lectures in the West Indies on a range of topics and to visiting judiciary to the UK on issues relating to Sexual Offences.

Cases

R v Edmondson, Brookes, Coulson & Others

This related to the principal ‘phone hacking trial’, involving allegations that News of the World conducted ‘industrial scale’ hacking of the mobile phones of politicians, those associated with the Royal Family and celebrities.

R v Gnango

The Supreme Court considered the issues of secondary liability in circumstances of transferred malice.

This is widely recognised as an exceptionally complex case where the arguments included a review of comparative jurisprudence from a number of countries.

R v Schmidt & Others

This case dealt with the alleged fraud that led to the £20 million collapse of the Crown Currency Companies.

R v GB

Representing a Company Director where he was acquitted of allegations of anal rape.

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