About

Jennifer Harper advises clients on all matters relating to criminal 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 on 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.

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

Jennifer also undertakes defence work on behalf of solicitors' firms and individual solicitors facing investigation by the SRA. She advises clients on action by other professional regulatory bodies including the Bar Standards Board and General Dental Council.

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

Jennifer is a member of the Young Fraud Lawyers Association, Financial Services Lawyers Association and the 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.