Jennifer Jennifer

Barrister: Jennifer Oborne



Jennifer specialises in General Crime, Prison and Police Law and International work.

Jennifer is authorised by the Bar Standards Board to take cases on a direct access basis. She is also an approved litigator; enabling her to assist clients with all aspects of their case in a cost effective and flexible manner.

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Jennifer is regularly instructed alone and as a led junior in offences of serious violence, sexual offences, drugs, fraud and organised crime. She is described by her instructing solicitors as a "tenacious and talented advocate" who "brings a professional, friendly and straightforward approach to proceedings."

Jennifer has developed a practice in serious and complex fraud, having completed a secondment with the Serious Fraud Office in 2014. She was part of the disclosure team that lead to the first successful prosecution of a Hedge Fund manager in the UK for conspiracy to defraud.

Alongside her practice, Jennifer teaches Criminal Litigation and Advocacy at BPP Law School. She is a co-author of "Criminal Litigation, Evidence and Sentencing" and supervises students undertaking the LLM in Professional Legal Practice.

Jennifer's recent cases iclude:

  • R v A, Queens' Bench Division of the High Court: Successful Habeus Corpus application for one of the infamous lulzsec "hactavists".
  • R v M, Inner London CC: Defendant charged with laundering half a million pounds across four jurisdictions through his Western Union money transfer business.
  • R v B, Manchester CC: Led junior. Defendant charged with kidnap and attempted murder. Successful submission of no case to answer based on extensive analysis of cell site evidence in the absence of an expert.
  • R v K, Croydon CC: Defendant charged with faking own death after fleeing country to avoid allegations of benefit fraud. Extensive media coverage.
  • R v D, Birmingham CC: Defendant charged with rape and false imprisonment.

Prison Law & Police Law:

Jennifer has advised clients in respect of claims for unlawful imprisonment and violations of Article 5 ECHR. She has appeared in Independent Adjudications and before the Parole Board. She often represents prisoners in civil actions against the prison for injuries sustained in the course of their incarceration.


Jennifer has substantial experience working in an international context. Prior to her career at the Bar, she participated in criminal justice and human rights projects in Kenya, Uganda and India.

Jennifer currently works with the Turkish Bar Association to write and deliver ECHR compliant cross examination training to lawyers and judges across Turkey. She is accredited as an advocacy trainer for both the Advocacy Training Council and the Inner Temple. In 2015, she became and ADR group accredited International Mediation Advocate.

In 2016 she trained government lawyers in Rwanda on professional negligence and contract negotiation in association with the Department For International Development.

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