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Bristol, London, Manchester

Farrhat Arshad

Tel:
Work 02074041313
Email:
Doughty Street Chambers (Doughty Street Chambers)

Position

Farrhat is an experienced advocate instructed in Criminal Appeals and in serious crime, including murder, serious sexual offences, protest cases, drugs, firearms and fraud.  Having practiced on the Northern Circuit for many years, in 2017 Farrhat moved to the South-East, from where she now practices.  Her civil work centres on Judicial Reviews arising out of both criminal and prison law, including challenges to Parole and categorisation decisions.  In recent years, Farrhat has been instructed in many out of time appeals to the Court of Appeal in relation to both conviction and sentence.  Her appellate practice also includes applications to the Privy Council and to the Criminal Cases Review Commission.  She accepts direct access instructions.

Recent cases include:  R v Jodie Rana [2018] EWCA Crim 725.  Farrhat acted for the appellant in an out of time application to the Court of Appeal, based on fresh expert evidence.  The Court of Appeal, presided over by the LCJ, allowed the appeal against conviction; R v McLellan and Bingley [2018] 1 Cr App R (S) 18 - Farrhat acted for the appellant Bingley in the guideline case on SOPOs; R v GG [2018] EWCA Crim 1741 – Farrhat acted for the appellant GG.

Farrhat authored two of the chapters in the 2nd edition of Taylor on Criminal Appeals, (OUP, March 2012): Appeals to the Divisional Court by way of Case Stated and Appeal to the Supreme Court.

Career

Called 1998; Inner Temple.

Member

Criminal Bar Association

Howard League for Penal Reform

Liberty

Education

King Edward VI Girls School; Exeter College, Oxford University (1996, BA Hons, 2:1); London School of Economics (1997, LLM, public and public international law).


London Bar

Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading juniors

Farrhat Arshad - Doughty Street Chambers ‘She provides pragmatic and cogent advice on appeals.’

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