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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Sallie Bennett-Jenkins QC has been cited on a number of occasions as a leading silk by the Legal 500 and Chambers UK and, prior to taking silk, as a leading junior. She is described as “the complete criminal barrister” in Chambers UK 2017. She was appointed Queen’s Counsel in October 2006 following a period of 8 years as Treasury Counsel, and has since become first choice defence counsel for firms with private clients who demand an incisive advocate with a mastery of detail, and who can instill real confidence in the client. Sallie is currently the only female silk to be ranked in Band 1 in the current addition of Chambers UK, a position she has held for the last 2 years. She has been described as having a “thoroughly devastating style of cross examination which is a pleasure to watch”.

In silk, she has encouraged and maintained a diverse defence practice which ranges from murder to fraud and advisory work for multinational corporations in respect of computer crime, Health and Safety and Food and Drugs.

Her back catalogue of cases demonstrates her exceptional ability as an advocate, in the most complex and demanding of cases.

“A street-fighting defence counsel who gets great results and is excellent with clients.” – Chambers UK 2018

“She is very skilled and very articulate. She’s both very good on paper and very good in person.” – Chambers UK 2017

“An excellent advocate, who is great at dealing with distressed clients.”- Legal 500 2017

“She has a fearless disposition and is academically very strong.” – Chambers UK 2017

“A streetfighting defence counsel who gets great results and is excellent with clients.” – Chambers UK 2017

“She is outstanding on sexual offences and has achieved some remarkable results. She has an excellent manner when handling these sensitive matters, and is one of the great talents at the Criminal Bar.” – Chambers UK 2016

“She is great. Fearless and direct, she makes her points in a way that is easy to understand.”- Chambers UK 2016

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