Christopher Jenkins

2016

"Always immaculately well prepared, remains impressively calm under pressure and is able, far beyond his call. His unwavering assistance in case preparation and prompt responses make him an instructing solicitor’s dream. "

- Instructing Solicitor

Christopher joined chambers in October 2018 following the successful completion of pupillage.

Christopher has cultivated a broad and busy practice prosecuting and defending in serious criminal matters before the Magistrates’ Court, the Youth Court and the Crown Court.

Areas of Expertise

Defence

Christopher is frequently instructed to represent individuals facing serious criminal allegations, ranging from offences of violence and dishonesty to drug and sexual offences. Clients appreciate Christopher’s calm and reassuring manner both in conference and in court, as well as his ability to sensitively guide them through the criminal justice system while achieving impressive results.

Christopher has received particular praise for his handling of young and vulnerable individuals and, as such, he is often instructed to represent those with vulnerabilities in both Youth Court and Crown Court proceedings. Christopher also has experience representing young people charged with serious offences who have themselves been the victim of exploitation.

Courts Martial

Christopher enjoys a busy practice defending members of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces in proceedings before the Court Martial. Christopher has experience defending in a range of matters, including offences involving serious violence and the supply of drugs.  

Road Traffic

Christopher represents individuals charged with a variety of road traffic offences, from allegations of drink-driving to incidents where a fatality has occurred. Christopher also regularly appears before the Magistrates’ Court to advance special reasons and exceptional hardship arguments, in respect of which he enjoys an impressive success rate.

Regulatory

Christopher has a growing regulatory practice, and has experience acting for appellants in proceedings against a range of licensing authorities, including Transport for London, local authorities, and the Security Industry Authority.

Prosecution

Christopher prosecutes in the Magistrates’ Court and Crown Court on behalf of a variety of prosecuting authorities.

Christopher is a member of the CPS General Crime Advocates’ Panel at Grade 2, and is frequently instructed to prosecute trials, appeals against conviction and appeals against sentence in the Crown Court.  

Christopher also prosecutes on behalf of private organisations, including Royal Mail and the Federation Against Copyright Theft. He also has extensive experience prosecuting on behalf of local authorities, with his practice encompassing everything from benefit fraud to breaches of building regulations.

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Appointments and Memberships

Education / Professional