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Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC

TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 7BH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7353 5324
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 0667
DX:
444 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.2harecourt.com

Narita Bahra

Tel:
Work 020 7353 5324
Email:
Web:
www.2harecourt.com/barristers/narita-bahra/
2 Hare Court (Chambers of Jonathan Laidlaw QC)

Position

Narita Bahra is one of the most sought after and capable defence barristers in the country.

Narita is recognised and highly ranked as a premier league advocate by professionals and lay clients. She has established a reputation for meticulous preparation, mastery of detail, effective cross-examination, jury rapport and excellent client relations. She is a natural jury advocate. She is adept at identifying inadequacies in the prosecution case and challenging non-disclosure. She has an outstanding track record, repeatedly winning the most difficult cases.

Narita has particular experience in complex fraud and money laundering cases, including cases with an international dimension. She is one of only a handful of lawyers in the UK with experience of the Hawala banking system.

Her areas of expertise include:

  • Business crime and fraud, including:
    • Anti-competitive conduct (cartels, market abuse, insider dealing)
    • Civil/commercial fraud
    • Fraudulent trading
    • Mortgage fraud
    • Money laundering
    • Revenue fraud
    • VAT/MTIC fraud
  • Other serious crime, including:
    • Terrorism
    • Murder
    • Serious sexual offences
    • Organised crime

Career

Qualified 1997.

Languages

Punjabi, Hindi, Udu, Gujarati, French.

Member

  • 2015/2016: Female Fraud Lawyers Forum Committee Member
  • 2015: Winner of the Excellence in Law Award
  • CPS Panel Advocate
  • Contributor to Lincoln’s Inn Educational Programme Advocacy Tutor
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Member of selection panel (Lincoln’s Inn Bar Scholarship Awards)
  • Publicity Officer for the Female Fraud Forum
  • South Eastern Circuit
  • Society of Asian Lawyers

Education

King’s College London (LLB (Hons)).


London Bar

Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – 2019 silks

Narita Bahra QC - 2 Hare CourtA very capable and formidable advocate who is incredibly hardworking and tenacious.

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Fraud: crime

Within: Fraud: crime – 2019 silks

Narita Bahra QC - 2 Hare CourtShe defends in money laundering, grant funding and phishing cases.

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