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Alun Jones QC
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- Public Law
- International Criminal Law
Alun Jones QC is a specialist in commercial crime, extradition, mutual legal assistance, crime, judicial review and asset confiscation. He has also appeared in the higher appellate courts in insolvency, planning and defamation cases when they have been connected with matters within his normal areas of practice. He spent the first ten years of his career before juries in London learning and developing advocacy skills, and then gradually specialised. In 2005, he founded and became Head of Great James Street Chambers.
Alun Jones values his professional independence. He is not a member of a political party or a part time judge. (He was a Recorder of the Crown Court from 1990-1997.)
He has been married since 1974 and has four adult children. He lives in London and the Weald of Kent. His private interests are rural conservation, gardening, local history, chess and cricket.
Tahir Khan QC
Tahir Khan QC is a senior criminal practitioner, having been called to the bar in 1986 and taken silk in the Lord Chancellor’s list in 2011.
During his 25 years in practice, Tahir has gained a vast amount of experience across a wide range of criminal case areas. He has developed a reputation for being an exceptional advocate and has been ranked consistently for the last five years in the Legal 500 directory of the most able lawyers in the country. Tahir is regularly instructed by prosecuting authorities (CPS, HMRC, Environment Agency) and defence solicitors’ firms to do their most serious and complex cases.
Tahir’s approach to his work has always been based on a determination to represent his clients to the highest professional standards. His professionalism, combined with his friendly and approachable manner, are qualities which his lay and professional clients repeatedly highlight. Tahir is held in high regard by his peers and the judiciary for his integrity and reliability. It was the above qualities that resulted in Tahir’s appointment as a Recorder in 2004. That achievement was followed in 2011 by Tahir’s appointment as Queen’s Counsel. He is the first and only Muslim to be appointed Queen’s Counsel in the North Eastern region and only the second Muslim QC specialising in crime outside of London.
Joe-Kyari Gadzama SAN
Call: 1996 (N)
Call: 2008 (E&W)
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Chief Joe-Kyari GADZAMA MFR, SAN, FCIArb. (UK) is a very high profile and succesful Commercial and Constitutional lawyer in Nigeria, who was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1986. He was appointed a Notary Public in June 1996 and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria(SAN) in 1998. Gadzama was subseqently called to the English Bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 2008. He is a CEDR Accredited Mediator, a Fellow and the Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK, Abuja and a Regulatory Consultant.
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Andrew is regarded as a heavyweight- leading barrister.
He has over 25 years of experience in criminal trials and is well respected for his astute tactical approach. He has been regularly instructed in a number of high profile cases. The impressive profile includes murder, serious violence, fraud, large scale drugs importations and supply of drugs, money laundering and sexual offences. Andrew is a defence advocate but spent the first ten years of his career both prosecuting and defending cases on the South Eastern Circuit.
Andrew is an excellent communicator and excels with his drive to do the best he is able for his client. Andrew’s extensive experience is epitomised in his careful and meticulous approach to defending the interests of his clients. An advocate who understands the rigours of the trial process and is well placed to advise clients on all aspects of it.
Andrew has developed a considerable practice leading in serious crime but is equally adept has acting junior when the occasion arises. He has been instructed in many cases ranging from gangland executions in murders to conspiracies to supply drugs and firearms. No case is too small to attract his skills and receive his best efforts on the behalf of his client.
Andrew is a member of the CBA; Liberty and Amnesty International.
Andrew is a member of the South Eastern Circuit.
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Shaun is a senior criminal defence advocate of 25 years with experience in a wide range of serious criminal cases from Murder – in particular Operation Trident cases where he is highly regarded, manslaughter, serious sexual offences, fraud, money laundering, firearms and drug trafficking. He has lectured in Environmental Law, Health and Safety and Road Transport Law and Regulations. In addition he is familiar with all aspects of the Proceeds of Crime Act, including restraint, confiscation and enforcement. Shaun frequently leads in multi-handed cases.
Call: 1994 (E&W)
Call: 2013 (N)
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Jide Lanlehin is a versatile and exceptionally gifted advocate who is a specialist in very serious criminal cases. He has established a successful practice undertaking a variety of cases involving Mortgage Fraud, Money Laundering offences, Confiscation, Murder, and Rape. He has appeared as a leading junior counsel in the Crown Court in a number of these cases.
He also receives instructions in Employment Law cases i.e. Unfair Dismissal and Racial Discrimination, Immigration and the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal.(SDT).
JL is qualified to conduct cases under the public access provisions of the Bar Council. He has experience in conducting SDT, Immigration, Employment cases under the direct access scheme.
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Anwar’s profile is under reconstruction at present. Update due January 2014 to include details of recent Judicial Review work in addition to his serious crime practice.
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I practise in the areas of Criminal Defence, Prosecution and Immigration. I am on the Advocate Panel Scheme at level 3. Prior to this I completed a nine month secondment with the CPS based in Hackney and Tower Hamlets. I have found this to be a challenging work environment and it has helped me build on the skills I have developed whilst in private practice.
Before working for the CPS I practised in the West Midlands for eleven years. During that time I developed a busy Crown Court practice, built upon the fundamental need to develop strong working relationships with my clients and delivering the highest standard of advocacy and service.
Anawar Babul Miah
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A specialist in public law with considerable experience in a wide variety of actions. Anawar is regularly instructed on many different types of cases, he is widely regarded as a “safe pair of hands”, able to apply his knowledge and advocacy skills, to any scenario put to him.
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Mark is regularly instructed in a wide range of criminal cases, particularly in cases involving serious violence and organized crime.
Being called to the Bar in 2000, he rapidly built a practice in both prosecution and defence work, being appointed to the Attorney Generals Unified List in 2005. Having learnt a great deal about the manner in which a prosecution is both constructed and carried out, he has for some time focused on his attention on a defence practice.
In addition to his general practice, Mark regularly advises in criminal appeal cases in which he was not trial counsel. He is also regularly instructed in cases involving young and vulnerable defendants. Mark is frequently requested as counsel for his ability to relate and communicate effectively with his clients.
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Terri’s background is City based. She worked for some ten years in the Financial Markets for a major global brokerage organisation where she was a Senior Manager in European Government and Emerging Market bond broking. Her duties included day to day risk management for her specific team as well as overall management of a number of government bond market teams.
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Areas of Expertise
- Public Law and Human Rights
Elizabeth’s practice covers crime, extradition and human rights work. She undertakes a wide range of criminal cases, exclusively defending. Her practice ranges from dealing with firearms cases, to armed robbery, child trafficking, murder/manslaughter, counterfeiting, and complex fraud. She has a specialist defence practice in extradition dealing with Part 1 and Part 2 cases in both the Magistrates’ Court and High Court. She also is instructed to represent prisoners at parole board hearings and conducts reviews of cases/ advises upon miscarriages of justice at appellate level. She has an international human rights background, and speaks fluent French.
R–v- E & Others – Croydon Crown Court (2012). Leading counsel. Multi- handed conspiracy to Defraud the Department of Works and Pensions (DWP) and the Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs (HMRC). Acting for the first defendant, she represented a man accused of being at the centre of two national complex frauds valued at £1.7 million. The case attracted national media attention as it involved the use of insiders working for the DWP. The evidence required specialist analysis of audit trails and computer evidence.
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- Public Law
Amanda is a specialist in immigration, public law, criminal injuries compensation, and immigration-related crime. She has advised and appeared in numerous immigration matters in the Court of Appeal, and in the Administrative Court on appeals, judicial review and injunctions. Emergency judicial review grounds and out-of-hours injunction applications (including, if necessary, to the Court of Appeal) are a regular part of her practice.
She is instructed in asylum cases, particularly in relation to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia. She also deals with entry clearance work, including the points-based system, visitors, and family reunion, deportation appeals in relation to criminal convictions or alleged terrorist connections, and cases in which a threat to national security is alleged.
Amanda frequently advises on and drafts fresh claims in relation to human rights and asylum, after an initial appeal has been exhausted, and has been instructed on a numbers of cases involving breaches of policy and legitimate expectation in immigration law.
She regularly appears at first and second stage reconsiderations at Field House, including several Country Guidance cases.
Amanda also deals with Immigration-related criminal work, including facilitating illegal entry, possession of false passports, and money laundering as well as Criminal Injuries Compensation claims.
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- Alternative Dispute Resolution
Peter maintains a truly international practice. In addition to practising from Great James Street Chambers, he maintains Chambers in Sydney. He also provides advice on all areas of the common law in Germany and, as of Counsel to the law firm Houri & Ghalayini, provides advice in the Middle East region.
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Area of Practice
Nick specialises in criminal defence and has a wide ranging Crown Court and Appellate Court practice. He is regularly instructed for his detailed case preparation and analysis of the evidence as well as clear, straightforward advice.
His attention to detail is regularly put to good use in defending fraud and other cases where there is a large amount of technical detail. He has built up considerable experience of cases involving the use of computers in crime, not least from defending numerous cases of making and possessing indecent images. He is well versed in cases involving the interrogation of computers, mobile phones and cell site analysis. He is equally at home defending cases of violence, drug supply and the like. He has been instructed as a junior in murder trials and has acted alone in numerous multi-handed serious violence and drugs cases, money laundering and confiscation cases as well as acting in the full gamut of drugs, violence, theft and sexual offences.
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Area of Practice
Francis specialises in criminal law. He prosecutes and defends in all areas of criminal law, including serious offences of violence, dishonesty, fraud, public order offences drugs and sexual offences. In addition he has appeared frequently in the Court of Appeal in relation to appeals both against sentence and conviction. He is an experienced and accomplished advocate who prides him self on consistently achieving the best results in any case in which he is instructed. He is assiduous in his preparation and presentation of a case.
Call: 2002 (E&W)
Call: 2013 (N)
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Qualifications: LLB (Hons), LLM (Masters), PG Dip in Law (ICSL)
Inn: Gray’s Inn, Year of Call: 2002
Public Access Qualified: Femi is licensed to receive instructions directly from the public.
Prior to commencing practice, Femi worked in the Commercial Disputes Group of a major International Law Firm where he dealt with high value complex matters with a multi-jurisdictional element for many corporate client structures. This laid a foundation for handling high value commercial contracts. He was also responsible for Editing the firm’s Newsletter in the areas of Intellectual Property, Copyright, Defamation and Media law.
Additionally, he has been a legal adviser at Toynbee Hall Legal Advice Centre in the areas of Contract, Employment, Housing, and Immigration Law. He was also a Duty Advocate at Willesden County Court, representing clients in possession proceedings involving disputes between mortgagors and mortgagees, and multifarious disputes between tenants and private and social landlords.
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- Criminal litigation, primarily defence work including violent and drug related crime
- Courts Martial
My practice has focused predominately on defence work in all areas of crime as junior counsel alone, including attempted murder, s18 GBH, aggravated burglary, conspiracy to rob.
I have appeared as both leading junior and junior counsel in cases involving large-scale kidnap, robbery and gang related violence conspiracies.
I am experienced in the procedures of Courts Martial, defending members of the Armed Forces in Germany on charges ranging from frontline desertion to AWOL, with various sexual and offences against the person sandwiched in between.
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- Housing and General Civil
- Family (both public and private law)
- Children and Matrimonial Finance
- Criminal Defence
Martin has a specialist defence practice in extradition and has developed unique arguments relating to the Extradition Act 2003. He has appeared at all levels from the Magistrates’ Court up to and including the House of Lords.
Martin is co author with Felicity Williams of a chapter on UK extradition in “Still not resolved? Constitutional Issues of the European Arrest Warrant”.
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University Durham, St Cuthbert’s Society
BPP Law School
Rebecca is a robust barrister who has undertaken some heavyweight cases during her time at the bar. She engages in a wide range of criminal cases including Serious Sexual Offences, Fraud Offences, and offences of Serious Violence and Drugs Offences.
She has a natural aptitude to deal with the unexpected and gets to grips with the issues in the case very quickly. She is exceptionally good with clients and as a result has people returning frequently to employ her services. She is tenacious and passionate about her clients and always endeavours to really ‘fight their corner’.
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- Immigration and Asylum
Amy’s practice focuses on immigration and asylum law. Since qualifying in October 2012 she has been frequently instructed by the Treasury Solicitors to represent the Secretary of State. Amy has recently completed a secondment at the Ministry of Justice, dealing with legal aid funding applications for various public law matters.
Prior to commencing pupillage Amy worked for LPC Law Ltd. Here she conducted cases in the Royal Courts of Justice and County Courts. She has represented clients in a variety of cases including small claim trials, infant settlements, mortgage and landlord and tenant possession cases and enforcement proceedings.
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University of Warwick – LLB (Hons) 2.1
Areas of Law
- Immigration and Asylum
- Public law
Unnati started her career at 6 Kings Bench Walk (Chambers of Kadri QC) where she completed a pupillage in housing, immigration and asylum law. Her practice now focuses on extradition, immigration and asylum law and public law. She is interested in expanding her prison and public law practice.
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- Criminal and regulatory law
- Public law, judicial review and human rights law
- Civil law
Thom has a busy practice, focusing on prosecuting and defending serious crime. Thom is a CPS Grade 2 Panel Advocate, and has additional experience prosecuting for the London Probation Trust, Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner (OISC). He is regularly instructed on complex and multi-handed cases, as well as those involving issues of human rights and public law.
He is described by his instructing solicitors as “an exceptionally talented young barrister” and “an excellent advocate whose personal approach to our clients is second to none”. He “has always achieved a desirable result for both the client and the firm, thanks to his expert knowledge in criminal law, his professionalism, and his integrity”. “He has also shown to have the ability to think strategically and back his approach with sound legal reasoning which sets him apart from other junior counsel.”
He has extensive experience of drafting pleadings in both civil and criminal cases and is happy to turn around work for clients in cases where time is of the essence.
Thom has an expanding public law practice, especially in the areas of prison law and education where he has experience of running discrimination and human rights claims. He has advised in a number of judicial reviews concerning difficult questions of false imprisonment, breaches of Article 5 and Parole Board appeals.
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- Prison law
Laura has a busy practice focussing on the above areas and has experience as an advocate in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Crown and Magistrates’ (including Extradition) Courts. She has recently made successful appeals in both the High Court and Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) demonstrating capability in advocacy and drafting well beyond her Call. She has also completed work for the Treasury Solicitor, on the Health and Social Care Act 2012 as a ‘baby barrister’.
Laura has a reputation as a robust and persuasive advocate with an ability to understand her clients and give clear and cogent advice.
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Call: 1986 (N)
Call: 1991 (E&W)
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- Commercial law
- Property law
- Employment law
- Public law
- Divorce law
- Cross-border litigation
- Nigerian law
Until 2010 Chima practiced exclusively at the English Bar. He specialized in cross-border litigation, big money divorce cases, commercial law, property law and public law. Since 2010 he has been Head of Chambers of The Chambers of I.N. Umezuruike, SAN in Nigeria. He is a door tenant of Great James Street Chambers where he is available to provide high level advice and draft documents in commercial law, property law, divorce cases and Nigerian law.
Call: 1995 (N)
Call: 2011 (E&W)
Call: 1995 (N)
Call: 2011 (E&W)
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LLB (Hons), BL, Barrister (Inner Temple)
Although, relatively junior at the English Bar, Henry Michael-Ihunde, as a Registered Foreign lawyer with the Solicitors Regulation Authority, worked with several Solicitors firms for several years prior to transferring to the Bar.
Henry also qualified 17 years ago as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He has substantial experience and is able to advise on all aspects of Nigerian law such as Family, Commercial law, communications law and Constitutional law. In Nigeria he has conducted heavy Commercial cases and was regularly instructed to represent the Nigerian government as external counsel in several matters concerning corporate contract on privatisation of parastatals involving Nigerian telecommunications company(NITEL) and Nigeria Airways. He has also acted as an external consultant to the Nigerian Communications Commission on several occasions. . In Nigeria he regularly advises on Labour matters.
Dr Gunnar Beck
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Barrister & Reader in EU Law (SOAS, University of London)
Dr. Beck is Reader in EU Law and Legal Theory in the University of London. He practices in most areas of EU law and has represented private clients in some of the milestone EU cases in Luxembourg, Germany and the United Kingdom. He is a sometime parliamentary adviser (EU Legislation) to the European Scrutiny Committee & Legal Services Office, House of Commons, where he advised the UK Parliament on the negotiation of the Lisbon Treaty and all aspects of its significant amendments to the EU treaty framework.
Dr. Beck is the author of the leading study of the legal reasoning of the Court of Justice of the EU:
The Legal Reasoning of the Court of Justice of the EU
By Gunnar Beck
Available from Hart Publishing and all good bookshops
Dr. Nadine Sant
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- Criminal and Penal Law
- Civil and Commercial Law
- International and European Law
- Dispute Resolution and Arbitration
Nadine read undergraduate law at the Universities of Malta and of Western Ontario, Canada, becoming a Notary Public and receiving the IFSP Certificate in Trust Law and Administration in 2003.
She became Doctor of Laws (LL.D) in December 2005 after submitting a thesis entitled ‘A Study of the
Probation Act and a Comparative Analysis with Non-Custodial Alternatives to Imprisonment’. Nadine
was admitted to the Maltese Bar in 2006.
After being awarded a British Council Chevening Scholarship, Nadine read a Masters in Public International Law (LL.M) at The University of Kent. Nadine submitted her dissertation on “The
European Arrest Warrant and its Transposition into UK law” after doing field research at the
International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and the International Criminal Court in The
Hague, The Netherlands. Nadine graduated in September 2006.