Jennifer Brenton

  • Year of Call 2013

Instruct Jennifer

Introduction

Introduction

Jennifer has a wide-ranging practice, dividing her time between crime/regulatory work and her busy civil practice where she is in demand for a full range of civil work which includes drafting, advisory work and advocacy. 

Jennifer is a member of both the criminal practice group and the civil and commercial practice groups in Chambers. She enjoys contributing to the Chambers training and CPD events and has recently organised CPD training for a large local authority on recent changes relating to employment law.  

Whether she is dealing with a criminal or a civil matter Jennifer is known for her attention to detail, meticulous preparation and her commitment to achieving the best result possible for each client.

Civil

Civil

Jennifer has built a solid multidisciplinary practice, including regular and successful instruction in employment claims both for employers and for employees. She is instructed in fast-track and multi-track cases in the County Court dealing with personal injury claims from first instruction, advisory work on liability and quantum through to representation at contested hearings.   

Jennifer has built a portfolio of experience dealing with property matters, including appearances in the Land Registration division of the Property Chamber and the County Courts generally dealing with fast-track and multi-track cases.  

Her regulatory work includes full familiarity with licensing issues, and she advises both local authorities and licence applicants in disputed applications dealing with land use and development.

Jennifer has experience dealing with housing, landlord and tenant, general property, wills and probate, insolvency, negligence, personal injury, employer's liability and occupier's liability. Jennifer is often instructed by insurers or by claimants against insurance companies where there is a dispute about liability and/or coverage.  

One of Jennifer's strengths is her broad multi-disciplinary approach, which ensures that her advice is always practical and her advocacy impeccable.  

Crime

Crime

Jennifer is fully experienced in criminal and regulatory matters having been assigned as disclosure counsel on large-scale housing fraud. She began her career at the Bar   prosecuting across the Magistrates’ Courts. She was in court every day running back-to-back trials as well as presenting legal applications across the spectrum of criminal law.

Jennifer has a thriving defence practice. She has been instructed as Counsel in a broad range of criminal offences, from private road traffic matters, violence and burglary through to  high-level drugs offences. She has provided specialist advice on wide-ranging disclosure issues in a local authority housing fraud.  

Awards & Prizes

Awards & Prizes

Inner Temple BPTC Exhibition Award

City Law School – Stephen Seabrooke Memorial Prize (for highest marks in year in Advocacy and Criminal Litigation)

Inter-Inn Mooting Competition (2013) – Inner Temple 

Qualifications

Qualifications

University of Edinburgh: MA (hons) 

College of Law: GDL – Distinction

City Law School: BPTC – Outstanding