Jenny Tallentire

Year of call: 2000

"She is meticulous, articulate and very decisive. She adapts her communication style to different clients extremely well."
Chambers UK 2021

Jenny Jenny

Jenny is a highly experienced criminal practitioner, with expertise in the most challenging and complex crime including murder, manslaughter and serious sexual offences. She is known for her particular skill in dealing with cases involving vulnerable or child witnesses or defendants. In addition, she is often counsel of choice to represent those appearing in the Crown Court for the first time, particularly in motor fatality cases.

Crime

Jenny has substantial trial experience in all areas of criminal law, both prosecuting and defending. Jenny regularly prosecutes and defends those who have been charged with the most serious of offences including rape, child sex offences and murder. She combines a sensitive approach to witnesses and clients with a robust approach in court.

Jenny has extensive experience defending motor fatality cases in the Crown Court. Such defendants often have no experience of the Criminal Justice system and they, together with their representatives, appreciate Jenny's professional and effective advice coupled with a sensitive manner.

RECENT CASES

R v G (2019)
Instructed as junior counsel to represent a vulnerable defendant with particular needs charged with rape and attempted murder.

R v P, A & C (2018)
Briefed as junior counsel to prosecute this murder case. Two of the defendants were convicted of murder and one for assisting an offender. The leading silk was quoted saying "she was exceptional in that case, mastering difficult disclosure issues as well as cross-examining (very well) a defendant in the trial". 

R v H (2018)
Instructed to defend in a multi handed child sexual exploitation case. The outcome was a comprehensive acquittal of all the charges H faced.

R v S, B & B (2019)
Instructed as junior prosecution counsel in this two-handed murder.

R v V (2018)
Instructed as defence counsel for this attempted rape of a fellow student. The psychiatric reports obtained on advice forced the crown to drop the case.

Recommendations


CHAMBERS UK 2021

Crime

A well-regarded junior who is called upon to prosecute and defend challenging cases involving murder, rape and the sexual abuse of minors. She is adept at handling cases with multiple defendants.

Strengths: "She is meticulous, articulate and very decisive. She adapts her communication style to different clients extremely well." "Her cross-examination of witnesses is very strong and she makes cases very interesting for the jury." "She is particularly skilled at dealing with vulnerable clients and witnesses and connecting with juries, even when dealing with difficult material."

Recent work: Represented a 17-year-old charged with the attempted murder and rape of a 10-year-old girl.


LEGAL 500 2021

Crime (General and Fraud)

‘Jenny has an exceptional ability to deliver incredible results under extreme pressures, while managing to keep clients and their entourage calm and focused. She is incredibly adept at dealing with adult, young and vulnerable witnesses alike in a way that engages the jury, ready for her incisive and compelling closing speeches.’


CHAMBERS UK 2020

Crime

A well-regarded junior who is called upon to prosecute and defend challenging cases involving murder, rape and the sexual abuse of minors. She is adept at handling cases with multiple defendants.

Strengths: "Very approachable and an advocate you could listen to all day. She has a style which is so engaging and a knack of simplifying things for juries. She is very intelligent and gets to the point quickly." "A very pragmatic lawyer with a thorough understanding of the more mundane aspects of prosecuting cases, especially issues of disclosure and witness handling."

Recent work: Secured the acquittal of a man charged with multiple counts of rape in a child sex abuse case involving five other defendants.


LEGAL 500 2020

Crime

"Trusted by solicitors with the most vulnerable or challenging defendants."


LEGAL 500 2019

Crime

‘Very calm under pressure; a zealous barrister.’


LEGAL 500 2017

Crime

Leading Junior 

‘She has expertise in serious sexual offences cases.’


 

CLERK CONTACT INFORMATION

For further information and enquiries please contact:

Crime: Lucy NortheastGrant Bidwell

Appointments

  • CPS Grade 4 prosecutor
  • Member of CPS Rape Panel

education

  • Inns of Court school of Law
  • University of Bristol