Jeremy Wainwright KC covers a range of serious complex cases and conspiracies in criminal defence. He has regularly defended in major Fraud conspiracy cases. His practice includes Murder, attempted Murder, Manslaughter, Drug conspiracy and gang-related cases.
He has had a long-standing practice in dealing with difficult and sensitive sexual offences of a wide-ranging and very serious nature. He is an accredited trainer of other barristers in how to deal with cases involving vulnerable witnesses.
He is a grade A advocacy trainer. He trains advocacy both in the UK and abroad, including at the War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague.
Jeremy Wainwright KC and Richard Reynolds, instructed by Darren Flight at Harris Cuffaro and Nichols secured the acquittal of Mr Zach Cutting of both murder and manslaughter today in the Crown Court at Lewes. The…
"Jeremy is an impressive silk who is persuasive and effective. He has a genial style with the jury and gets on well with all court users. His legal knowledge is completely up to date and sound, he does not take bad points, and he argues persuasively and cares about fairness and justice. He is polite and engaging but unafraid to be firm when needed."
The Legal 500 (2024)
"A friendly, approachable and hard-working barrister who gains the trust of the client and delivers on his promises."
Chambers and Partners 2023
"He has a lovely manner with the jury."
Chambers and Partners 2023
‘Jeremy is highly regarded as a criminal silk. He is a good lawyer who keeps up to date with current law and practice. He has an engaging, natural style of advocacy that appeals to judges and juries alike.'
The Legal 500 2023
"A knowledgeable and down-to-earth advocate who puts clients at ease. He is absolutely fantastic."
Chambers and Partners 2022
'He has an engaging, natural style of advocacy that appeals to judges and juries alike' and 'Jeremy has a charming, easy-going manner and an advocacy style that puts juries at ease. Despite his laid-back approach, Jeremy is tenacious and determined, never failing to pursue the points or issues that are important to his client's case. He is highly effective and a pleasure to be in a trial with.'
The Legal 500 2022
'He has a friendly and approachable demeanour coupled with a hard-working nature. He gains the trust of the client and delivers on his promises'.
Chambers and Partners 2021
1990 England and Wales Bar (Gray’s Inn)
1995 Irish Bar QC
2019 QC (England & Wales)
Chair of Sussex Bar
Member of SE Circuit Committee
Criminal Bar Association
Bencher of Gray’s Inn
Vice-Chair of Advocacy and Ethics (Gray’s Inn)
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