Tom Kenning

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Career background

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


Practice details

Experienced criminal practitioner with specialist defence practice, but career has included instructions to prosecute.   Instructed in a wide variety of matters – murder / 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 / 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


Continuing professional development

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