Ms Zarah Dickinson > Foundry Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile
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Ms Zarah Dickinson
Zarah has an exclusively criminal practice with extensive experience in both prosecution and defence work. Particular emphasis on crimes of serious violence, firearms, drugs and serious sexual offences. She is increasingly instructed to deal with those cases that require a robust yet sensitive approach. Experience in cases involving young or vulnerable witnesses and defendants (including through the use of intermediaries). Zarah is on the CPS list of specialist rape prosecutors.
Notable cases include:
R v Curtis and Hardwicke – prosecuted a serious historic sex case against two defendants with six complainants (37 count indictment).
R v Petrou – prosecuted a 12 -week complex historic familial sex and child cruelty case where there was extensive disclosure spanning 35 years.
R v Rycraft – prosecuted a child grooming and indecent images trial which used ‘Focus’ technology to present the case to the jury and used by Zarah for effective cross-examination of the defendant.
R v Uddin & Others – Defence junior counsel in a highly complex multi-defendant murder / causing the death of a vulnerable adult.
R v W – defended in a widely publicised attempted murder of a police officer, multi-count indictment with a vulnerable client who was found not guilty by reason of insanity.
Zarah is committed, extremely hard working and determined with a reputation for excellent client care, exact advice and robust advocacy.
Criminal Bar Association
South Eastern Circuit
1998 – 2001 Durham University, Law LLB
2001-2002 Bar Vocational Course
From 2011 – Qualified Advocacy Trainer for Inner Temple
Pegasus Scholar, Inner Temple
Jardine Studentship, Inner Temple
Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship, Inner Temple