Ms Zarah Dickinson > Foundry Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Foundry Chambers
Foundry Chambers
QUALITY HOUSE, 5-9 QUALITY COURT
CHANCERY LANE, LONDON
WC2A 1HP
England

Work Department

Criminal law

Position

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.

Career

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.

Memberships

Criminal Bar Association

South Eastern Circuit

Inner Temple

Education

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