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Practice Manager
Maria Rushworth
Arlington House
Bloom Street
M3 6AJ

Sally Penni MBE

  • Year of call: 2000



Sally Penni's extensive practice includes specialist in Business and regulatory crime.
She also enjoys and undertakes instructions in Cyber security crime and coronary work.

Some of Sally's most recent cases involving vulnerable witnesses include:

R v Raynard Senega ( Press point)
R v B - alleged stranger rape involving complex phone evidence, expert evidence and multiple social media platforms. Press coverage

Outside of her busy practice Sally is the host of Legal podcast Law and Guidance Podcast and the author of a number of text books including Vulnerable witnesses including a Practical Guide to dealing with Vulnerable witnesses in criminal courts and beyond out in October 2021.

Top Ranked by Chambers & Partners 2014:
Recognised for the breadth of her practice across serious crime, mental health crime and serious sexual offences.

Expertise:  "She makes people pay attention in court; she's a very good lawyer."

Chambers & Partners 2013:
Sally Penni has a practice that combines criminal and employment work.  On the criminal front she handles a good deal of violent crime and sexual offences.  She has the distinction of being appointed to the list of counsel for the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

Chambers & Partners 2012:
Sally Penni practices across the civil and criminal spectrum, handling employment as well as general criminal matters and is recommended as a Leader in her Field in the Northern Criminal Bar.

Chambers & Partners 2011:
Also recommended is Sally Penni, who regularly handles cases involving sexual assault.  She is hard-working and will research a case until she knows it inside out.

Sally Penni has practised both Criminal and Employment Law since 2000, joining Kenworthy's Chambers in 2004.  She speaks French, basic Spanish and is trained in sign language.

Reported Cases

Professional Memberships & Publications

Professional memberships/publications:

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Legal Aid Practitioners Group
  • Joint Vice Chair of Association of Women Barristers
  • Member of Employment Lawyer Association
  • Ilex and Criminal Litigation (in-house)