Miss Samreen Akhtar > Chambers of Tahir Khan QC and Stephen Wood QC > Bradford, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Tahir Khan QC and Stephen Wood QC
Broadway House Chambers

Work Department

Criminal Team


Samreen has prosecuted at youth, magistrates’ and crown courts. She has also prosecuted on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service’s Complex Casework Unit, Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Unit, Proceeds of Crime Unit, Organised Crime Division, the National Crime Agency, Department for Work and Pensions, National Wildlife Crime Unit and Serious Fraud Division.

Prior to joining the Crown Prosecution Service, Samreen defended household insurance companies against personal injury claims. She also worked for a national law firm representing claimants in personal injury and uninsured loss matters.




Samreen is fluent in Pashto and Urdu and is content to conduct conferences and take instructions in these languages if required.


Director of LLM Programmes’ Scholar (2012)
Lincoln’s Inn


University of Huddersfield, Law LLB Hons (2009)
BPP Leeds, Bar Vocational Course (2010)
BPP Leeds, LLM in Professional Legal Practice (2013)

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > North Eastern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Samreen AkhtarBroadway House ChambersAn exemplar of sound judgement. She knows her papers inside out and advises clients in a manner that instills confidence and reassurance.

Broadway House Chambers‘ criminal practice houses a ‘good, deep roster of experienced and capable counsel; prosecuting and defending serious sexual offences is a particular strength at all levels of call‘. Stephen Wood QC, who heads up the team, ‘has a very good court room manner – authoritative and courteous in equal measure‘. Peter Hampton, unled, prosecuted Pavlo Lapshyn, who was convicted of a racially motivated murder in 2013, for making explosive substances in his cell at HMP Wakefield. Defence specialist Rodney Ferm has established expertise in handling cases of serious fraud and homicide, and Samreen Akhtar prosecutes and defends in terrorism, drugs, firearms and serious violence cases.