Jenny Barker is Of Counsel at Peters & Peters. Jenny qualified in 2007, having completed pupillage at 3 Raymond Buildings, and joined Peters & Peters as an associate soon after.
Jenny has considerable experience in acting for individual and corporate clients in a broad range of criminal proceedings. This includes not only complex fraud and corruption cases, but more general criminal matters, was well as prosecution experience; Jenny acted for many years for the complainant in R v Somaia, which is believed to be the largest private prosecution ever brought by an individual.
Jenny has particular expertise in extradition and mutual legal assistance, including many matters that involve politically motivated allegations. Many of her cases have a strong international element, and involve working with teams of professional advisors in multiple jurisdictions. She also regularly advises clients in the relation to removal of Interpol Red Notices. She is the current Chair of the Extradition Lawyers’ Association.
Jenny also has experience in the field of criminal restraint and confiscation, including successfully seeking the discharge of pre-charge restraint orders under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.
Jenny advises in respect of regulatory proceedings, including professional disciplinary hearings and inquests. She has acted in a number of cases involving issues of public law, and has experience in prominent and sensitive judicial review proceedings.