Jenny Tallentire

Year of call: 2000

"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."
Chambers UK 2020

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.


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.


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.


LEGAL 500 2019


‘Very calm under pressure; a zealous barrister.’

LEGAL 500 2017


Leading Junior 

‘She has expertise in serious sexual offences cases.’



For further information and enquiries please contact:

Crime: Lucy NortheastGrant Bidwell


  • CPS Grade 4 prosecutor
  • Member of CPS Rape Panel


  • Inns of Court school of Law
  • University of Bristol

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