Jane Greenhalgh

Call 2004


"She’s able to thoroughly master the brief, even in difficult circumstances. She manages witnesses and families with calm professionalism in traumatic situations."

Chambers and Partners 2020
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Jane is a highly experienced barrister with an extensive criminal practice. She is instructed by both the prosecution and defence in cases across the country, in a range of serious criminal matters including:

  • Murder and manslaughter
  • Sexual offences
  • Drug importation
  • MTIC fraud
  • Regulatory offences

In recent years she has been involved in a number of long-running, high profile and complex cases, and has developed an excellent reputation in white-collar crime and fraud. She is a Category 4 Prosecutor and member of the specialist rape panel.

Jane has an expanding practice in inquests and regulatory work.

After a successful career as a solicitor and partner at a North West law firm, Jane transferred to the Bar in 2004. Her experience as a solicitor has given her a wealth of experience of all stages of a case, and a unique understanding of the workings of solicitors’ practices.

Described by Chambers and Partners 2020 as being “able to thoroughly master the brief” and “manages witnesses and families with calm professionalism in traumatic situations”, Jane establishes strong working relationships with her solicitors and is renowned for her meticulous preparation and attention to detail.

Criminal Cases

White Collar Crime

R v Abid Hussain (2015) – Preston Crown Court. Defended the main defendant in a complex mortgage fraud involving solicitors and financial advisors.

R V Mohammed Munir (2015) – Manchester Crown Court. Prosecuted a £6.5million MTIC VAT Carousel Fraud

R V Geoffrey Auston – (2014) Teeside Crown Court. Defended in a highly complex mining fraud and POCA.

R v Walton (2014) Teesside Crown Court. Defending female client charged with conspiracy to commit fraud in a highly complex case of alleged fraudulent applications for government grants. All charges dropped at trial.

R v Ataur Talukdar et al (2013) – Manchester Crown Court. Prosecuted the largest ever prosecution by the UKBA involving eight defendants charged with fraud, immigration offences and money laundering. [View BBC Report].


General Crime

R v H & O (Aug 2017) – Manchester Crown Court. Successfully prosecuted drug dealer charged with possession with intent to supply heroin, cocaine, Spice and cannabis. This was one of Greater Manchester’s largest seizures of the Spice drug.

R v Benson (Feb 2017) – Kingston Crown Court. Successfully defended in a National Crime Agency undercover operation involving a conspiracy to supply class A drugs in central London. The defendant, a prominent member of the Nigerian community in London, was acquitted at Kingston Crown Court. Jane was instructed by Ashmans solicitors.

R v S, W and Y and R v P (Oct 2016) – Preston Crown Court. Prosecuted in an armed robbery and assault case involving 3 defendants convicted of robbing and assaulting a mother and her two young sons to obtain a large collection of legally owned firearms stored at the family home. Another defendant was also jailed for helping to organise the robbery. The defendants were made the subject of prison sentences in excess of 56 years. Jane Greenhalgh has been commended by Lancashire Constabulary for her work in this case. [View Liverpool Echo report].

R v Colin Kaler et al (2014) – Central Criminal Court. Defended in a high profile multi-handed Manslaughter case involving the deportation of Jimmy Mubenga. [View The Guardian Report].

R v Stuart Graham (2014) – Sheffield Crown Court. Defending in a large scale conspiracy to import Class a drugs involving the National Crime Agency.

R v Rumaal Ingram (2012) – Manchester Crown Court. Defended in multi-handed gang murder case. [View BBC News Report].

R v Szirbuly (2012) – Manchester Crown Court. Defending Hungarian client charged with conspiracy to facilitate immigration by entering into a ‘sham marriage’.

R v Mark Postles (2012) – Nottingham Crown Court. Junior Counsel for the Defendant. Murder and Dismemberment case where there were complex arguments on Diminished Responsibility. [View News Report.]

R v Stephen Slotwiner (2012) – Manchester Crown Court. Defended in a historic sex offender case. [View News Report].

R v Dawn Chadwick (2012) – Manchester Crown Court. Instructed to defend a woman charged with supplying a noxious substance to her sister-in-law to bring about an abortion, causing the woman to die. [View Manchester Evening News Report].

R v Nathan Halton (2012) – Minshull Street Crown Court. Instructed to defend in a case of child cruelty involving serious non-accidental injuries suffered by an 8 week old baby.

R v Clifton Cameron (2012) – Manchester Crown Court. Defended in a gangland kidnapping, blackmail and torture case. [View News Report].

R v Jamie Smith (2011) – Manchester Crown Court. Junior Counsel for the Defendant. Murder case which involved complex hearsay arguments in a voire dire where none of the witnesses would attend court to give evidence.

R v Emma Noack (2010) – Manchester Crown Court. Defended in a trial, and subsequent re-trial, in a £2.5 million drug importation through Manchester Airport.

R v Colin Joyce, Lee Amos, Aaron Campbell, Narada Williams, Ricardo Williams, Hassan Shah, Aaron Alexander, Kyle Wint, Ricci Moss and Tyler Mullings (2009) – Liverpool Crown Court. Junior Counsel in a 6 month gangland murder case. [View News Report].


Sexual Offences

R v Nguyen (2015) – Manchester Crown Court. Prosecuted a husband in a marital rape case.

R v Kadum (2015) – Bolton Crown Court. Prosecuted a rape of a child in a Romanian refugee camp.

R v Floyd et al (2015) Leeds Crown Court. Defended in a gangland burglary and rape case.

R v Khalid (2015) Harrow Crown Court. Prosecuted in a case of possession of extreme indecent images.

R v Eddison and Sutherland (2015) – Manchester Crown Court. Prosecuted two defendants charged with the rape of a drug addict.

R v Halloufy (2015) – Manchester Crown Court. Defended in a rape case where the events were captured on CCTV.



Re: Dawn Chadwick (2014) – Manchester Coroners’ Court. Representing Dawn Chadwick in a high-profile Inquest involving the death of a woman from the consumption of vinegar to bring about an abortion.