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Tom Kenning

Practice Summary

An experienced criminal practitioner with specialist defence practice. Grade 4 prosecutor.

Career background

Previously Head of Chambers at New Court Chambers, Birmingham, before he joined 4 Fountain Court.

Practice details

Tom’s career has also included instructions to prosecute in a wide variety of matters; murder and manslaughter, serious non-fatal violence, armed robbery and other offences involving firearms, importation and supply of drugs, rape and other sexual offences (historical and current), dangerous driving and death by dangerous driving, dishonesty of all kinds.

Has extensive experience of covert police surveillance and public interest immunity issues arising in undercover drugs investigations.

Recent instructions have included:

  • Junior for the Crown in a murder case where death occurred some 7 years after the original incident.
  • Represented  (junior Counsel) one of 3 defendants charged with murder and attempted murder.
  • Represented (junior Counsel) a woman with substantial mental health problems, charged with murder of her 6 year old daughter.

Further Information

Continuing professional development

An approved pupil supervisor. Has lectured on changes in the Criminal Justice and Immigration Act 2008.

Direct Access

Accredited by the Bar Council and in suitable cases is happy to accept instructions direct from members of the public. Please see the Direct Access section of this website for further information.

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