About

Jennifer Harper is an experienced criminal lawyer, specialising in financial crime and regulatory investigations, including those conducted by the Serious Fraud Office, Crown Prosecution Service, Trading Standards, and local authorities.

Jennifer defends clients in fraud and other white-collar crime investigations. She advises clients at all stages of the investigation, providing straightforward, strategic advice for both corporate and individual clients. She has experience of advising clients in responding to production orders, Section 2 Notices issued by the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the submission of Suspicious Activity Reports (SARs) to the National Crime Agency (NCA), and cash forfeiture proceedings. 

Jennifer has experience of advising corporate clients in relation to private prosecutions, having both defended and prosecuted complex, multi-jurisdictional, frauds and other offences. 

She also advises corporate clients on regulatory investigations involving local authorities, Trading Standards, the Advertising Standards Agency, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency, and the Food Standards Agency.

Jennifer undertakes defence work on behalf of solicitors' firms and individual solicitors facing investigation by the SRA. 

She represents high-net-worth individuals in general crime matters concerning serious allegations of sexual and physical assault.

Jennifer is a member of the Private Prosecutors' Association, Young Fraud Lawyers Association and Female Fraud Forum.

Recent work
  • Acted for an iconic worldwide brand taking a private prosecution against counterfeiters in the UK.
  • Advised the CEO of a PLC in relation to allegations of fraud and misleading the market.
  • Advised various developers and landlords on criminal investigations by local authorities for breaches of planning law.
  • Represented a high-net-worth individual on multiple allegations of historic physical abuse.

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