Jane Brady is a very highly regarded criminal practitioner whose advocacy, case preparation and client care have always set her apart. She was briefed to represent a 13 year old charged with murder when she was just 2 years’ call.

Jane is a Grade 4 Prosecutor and defends and prosecutes the most serious cases for a Junior, often involving legally complex issues, expert evidence and vulnerable witnesses and defendants.

Jane is briefed in the full spectrum of criminal cases including murder, attempted murder, serious violence (baby shaking, s.18, armed robbery, kidnap), arson, bomb hoaxes, drugs conspiracies, fraud, burglary conspiracies, CSE, child cruelty, sexual offences, prison officer misconduct and road traffic cases including fatalities. She has worked for HM Revenue and Customs, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Health & Safety Executive and the Post Office. She has conducted complex confiscation hearings with success for both the Prosecution and Defence, due to her accounts expertise.

A tenacious opponent, she is a stickler for detail and disclosure and is determined to do justice to a case. She has only appeared 5 times at the Court of Appeal (which she sees as a good thing), including an entry in Banks on Sentence for R v G and M 2015 EWCA Crim 32 – Sex Offences with Children. Defendant aged 16-17. Post-guideline case.


Notable Crime cases


Advising pre-charge on a complex Murder and Gross Negligence Manslaughter case, now an 8 week trial and being led by Oliver Saxby QC. Covered in all national media including BBC and Sky News.


Successful prosecution of 2 Defendants for Child Cruelty of 3 children spanning more than 4 years and including allegations of sadism and strangulation.


Conviction of a School Teacher for Drugs Supply after a contested Newton Hearing.


Prosecution of 5 Defendants for large scale under-cover Drugs Conspiracy in High Wycombe area. Pleas to Indictment from all.


Defence of multiple rapist, involving filming, threats, indecent images, distribution. Early guilty pleas to 20 count Indictment and avoidance of life sentence.


Defence of knife-point stranger rape. Negotiated acceptable early pleas to amended Indictment.


Junior counsel in 2 large CSE cases; latter case with 11 defendants, Defendant acquitted of multiple rapes.


Successful defence of very vulnerable woman accused of Armed Robbery; Defendant was granted an intermediary for the entire trial, she gave evidence and was acquitted.


Defendant charged with Child Cruelty of 2 children and multiple rapes of one child. 2 hung juries despite compelling witnesses and evidence, following which the Crown offered no evidence.


Successfully defending NCA Prosecution of Ms Rasha (wife of Kuqi) for Importation of Cocaine into the UK. Defendant, who could not speak English well, gave evidence and was acquitted.


Defending client charged with rape of a boy following acquittal for previous alleged rape of different boy some years ago. Jane contacted previous Defence Counsel and successfully defended the Crown’s application to adduce the acquittal. Defendant was acquitted of the more recent allegation also.

R v Merrilees

Successfully defending client charged with murder, aged 21, of good character and acting in self-defence. Main witnesses to the alleged murder became defence witnesses.

R v Potter

Representation of Defendant charged with murder. 41 eye witnesses to prepare for cross examination.


Sole Counsel for 3rd Defendant in a 19-handed, million pound drugs conspiracy involving 3 different conspiracies and Police forces.


Junior Counsel defending an Animal Rights Activist in a 3 month trial in Winchester. Over 120 lever arch files. Only defendant of 8 on trial to be acquitted by the jury.

News & Insights

Ranked in Tier 1 as a Leading Junior in Crime (General and Fraud)

The Legal 500 2024

"Jane is a talented advocate who goes the extra mile for her client. She is thorough, diligent, conscientious and extremely hard-working. Her ability to multi-task is extraordinary and she will not miss a beat."

The Legal 500 2022 - Crime (General & Fraud)

"She takes on heavyweight cases in her own right and is a sought-after junior."

The Legal 500 2021 Crime (General & Fraud)

"Builds excellent rapport with clients and is always thoroughly prepared."

The Legal 500 2020 Crime (General & Fraud)

"Very committed and conscientious; she goes the extra mile in every case."

The Legal 500 2018 Crime (General & Fraud)

"Demonstrates particular skill in representing young or vulnerable clients, as well as individuals whose first language is not English."

Chamber UK 2017

"A superb advocate."

The Legal 500 2016 - Crime (General & Fraud)

"She leads on a wide variety of criminal cases including those involving rape, murder and complex road traffic issues."

Chamber UK 2016

"Adeptly deals with young and vulnerable individuals."

The Legal 500 2015 - Crime (General & Fraud)

"She is an excellent barrister, extremely hard-working. She really goes the extra mile, and digs around in the unused material to find the details that the other advocates would miss."

Chamber UK 2015


  • Grade 4 Prosecutor


  • MA (Cantab)


  • Criminal Bar Association
  • South Eastern Circuit (Former Committee Member)
  • Junior of the Thames Valley Bar Mess (2007-2020)
  • Jo Cox Foundation (Board Member)


  • Public Access Accredited
  • Pupil Supervisor

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Contact Us

Chambers is centrally located within walking distance of the train station, secure car parks and the Courts.

Contact Us

St Pauls Chambers
Park Row House
19-20 Park Row

For out of hours assistance please call the senior clerk on 07854170429.

The switchboard will open from 08:30 until 17:30

Phone: +44 (0)1132 455 866
Email: [email protected]
CJSM: [email protected]

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