Joe McKenna joined Chambers in September 2017 and he was called to the Bar of England and Wales in August 2005 and has a wealth of experience in criminal practice and is well acquainted with the Chancery Division.
He prosecutes and defends to the highest level, with a proven track record in defending those charged with the most serious of offences. These include fraud, robbery and inflicting grievous bodily harm as well as defending in multi-handed drugs conspiracies.
Joe is well known for his expertise in successfully defending those accused of serious sexual offences. He has achieved manifold acquittals in high profile historic familial abuse and rape trials, historic rape and other grave sexual matters.
As a highly competent practitioner, Joe has often been commended for his approachability and reassuring approach to client care, particularly when dealing with vulnerable and young defendants. He is especially experienced when it comes to the ‘Advocates Gateway’ and the cross examination of vulnerable complainants and witnesses, including children.
Joe McKenna is a fearless trial advocate always conscious of his client’s desired conclusion. He is regularly instructed in the East of England and in London.