Kenniesha joined Drystone Chambers in May 2022 having completed a third-six pupillage at 2 Hare Court; having completed her pupillage with the Crown Prosecution Service.
Kenniesha acts on behalf of both defence and prosecution in the Magistrates Court and Crown Court. She also undertakes Local Authority prosecutions and has a keen interest in financial crime.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Kenniesha worked at HMRC as a Paralegal working in the strategic litigation team on high profile, complex tax avoidance cases. She also worked at the London Borough of Camden on housing litigation (antisocial behaviour cases and possession proceedings). Furthermore, Kenniesha worked at Surrey Police as an Intelligence Analyst.
Kenniesha has experience of defending the imposition of sexual harm prevention orders, having successfully opposed applications.
Metropolitan Police v JD  – Highbury Corner Magistrates’ Court
JD pleaded guilty to the offence of sexual communications with a child, an offence which dated back to August 2020. Almost 6 months after JD was sentenced, the Metropolitan Police sought a Sexual Harm Prevention Order, despite there being no evidence that JD posed a future risk to females under the age of 16. I successfully opposed the application for a Sexual Harm Prevention Order made pursuant to section 103A of the Sexual Offences Act 2003.