Fenners Criminal Group is one of the leading teams of criminal counsel in the East of England, providing specialist advocacy and advice. We aim to provide a professional and approachable service to all our clients, including troubled individuals with challenging expectations.

We are happy to provide advice at an early stage of proceedings, including telephone advice to solicitors, attending at police stations, or holding conferences soon after charge. The Group is conscious of the need to maintain effective communication and ensure that results, action plans and court directions are clearly communicated to those who instruct them. We recognise the pressures caused by cuts in legal aid funding demands effective collaboration with solicitors to ensure money is spent efficiently.

As well as appearing in Crown Courts throughout East Anglia and the East Midlands in every level of case, including VHCC trials, members of the Group prosecute and defend in the Magistrates Courts.

What we do

In addition to providing an authoritative service across the broad range of criminal work, from serious offences of violence to minor motoring offences, members offer specialisation in many areas, including:

  • Homicide
  • Serious sexual offences
  • Complex fraud
  • Revenue and Customs prosecutions
  • Immigration
  • Regulatory criminal work
  • Animal neglect & cruelty
  • Firearms
  • Courts Martial

For details of our work in the fields of regulatory criminal law and licensing, please refer to the Public Law page.