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Dere Street Barristers

Chambers of John Elvidge QC

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Dere Street Barristers (Chambers of John Elvidge QC), Aisha Wadoodi, Newcastle upon Tyne, ENGLAND

Aisha Wadoodi

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Dere Street Barristers (Chambers of John Elvidge QC)

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Aisha Wadoodi is a specialist criminal practitioner. She is instructed both by the prosecution and the defence in cases involving serious sexual abuse, child cruelty, drug trafficking, fraud, and arson. She has been instructed to defend in a number of death by dangerous cases. She is a Grade 4 prosecutor.
Notable cases:-

  • The prosecution of a four-defendant blackmail where the defendants ‘set up’ an Asian shopkeeper with a honey trap and then conspired to falsely accuse him of rape before blackmailing him. Conviction followed a five-week trial resulting in sentences of 7 years imprisonment for each defendant. R v Rani and other 2013
  • Prosecuted a natural father and stepfather for rapes and individual sexual assaults upon natural daughters and stepdaughters. Total combined sentence of 24 years. R v Angliss and Murphy 2014
  • Prosecuted a defendant with bi-polar disorder who tried to use his condition as a defence in a rape of a very drunk victim. Alleged he was incapable of appreciating the victims inability to consent. After 4 days of legal argument the defendant pleaded guilty. R v Dowbiggin 2015
  • Prosecuted a defendant for possession of an improvised explosive device. Successful conviction. R v Bennett 2016
  • Successful conviction of an ex police officer who had committed a mortgage fraud of over £30,000. R v Keatley 2015
  • Successfully prosecuted a teacher who had taken a number of indecent images of children whilst he was at school. Rv Oldham 2013
  • Defended a man accused of rape where the victim had heard voices but had never been psychiatrically assessed. Case stayed after legal argument. R v Winship 2015
  • Defended a young man accused of rape on his stepbrother. Defendant had autism and significant impairment of cognitive abilities after tumour from brain was removed, found not guilty. R v Grimes 2014
  • Defended man who had chatted with various “ women” about how to rape and sexually assault their children. After several disclosure hearings it became apparent that some were paedophiles resulting in significant reduced culpability and lower sentence. R v Bointon 2013


Called 1994; Middle Temple; Grade 4 Prosecutor, Rape Panel.




University of Newcastle upon Tyne (LLB (Hons)).

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