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Sasha Wass QC

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6KBW COLLEGE HILL (Chambers of Simon Denison QC)


Sasha Wass has over 33 years’ experience at the Criminal Bar. She has both defended and prosecuted in numerous cases of complex fraud, international money laundering, murder and serious sexual misconduct. She has a particular interest in cases where scientific and medical evidence is disputed, such as allegations of “Shaken Baby Syndrome” and unexplained deaths in infants. She has successfully defended cases involving medical malpractice. Recent notable cases include the prosecution of children’s entertainer, Rolf Harris; rogue trader Kweku Adoboli, responsible for largest British banking fraud $2.3bn; the ex-Nigerian State Governor, James Ibori and associates; serial killer, Rosemary West and financier, Roger Levitt. The Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, Mr Philip Hammond, recently announced that Sasha Wass QC will lead the St Helena Child Abuse Inquiry. These allegations involve claims in the British Overseas Territory of St Helena relating to child abuse, police corruption and incompetence and a conspiracy by the St Helena Government, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department of International Developments to cover these up.


Called 1981. Appointed Recorder of the Crown Court 1997; Appointed Queen’s Counsel 2000; Elected Bencher of Gray’s Inn 2003; authorised to try Serious Sex Cases since 2004; Appointed Recorder at the Central Criminal Court 2008; Serious Fraud Office Panel of Counsel 2013; Called to the Bar in Gibraltar and the Cayman Islands.


University of Liverpool, LLB (Hons), Law.

London Bar

Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

Within: Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations) – Leading silks

Sasha Wass QC - 6KBW College HillA tremendously tenacious silk, she is eloquent and effective in her delivery.

Within: Business and regulatory crime (including global investigations)

6KBW College Hill is ‘most definitely a leader when it comes to business crime – whether prosecuting or defending multinationals, it is always involved in the highest-profile cases’. Sasha Wass QC and Esther Schutzer-Weissmann continue to prosecute three former Tesco executives for the SFO; the matter is due for a retrial after one of the defendants, the company’s former finance director, suffered a heart attack shortly before the summing up in the first trial.

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Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading silks

Sasha Wass QC - 6KBW College HillShe sees the entire landscape and provides pragmatic advice.

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Fraud: crime

Within: Fraud: crime – Leading silks

Sasha Wass QC - 6KBW College HillShe is incredibly bright and persuasive, and always determined to secure the right result for her client.

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