Isabella Forshall QC > Doughty Street Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Doughty Street Chambers
Doughty Street Chambers
53-54 DOUGHTY STREET
LONDON
WC1N 2LS
England

Work Department

Criminal Law and Appeals

Position

sabella Forshall is a specialist criminal practitioner who listens carefully to clients and reflects their instructions with well-honed trial and appellate skills.

With long experience of defending in serious criminal cases, particularly of politically motivated offending from terrorism to protest; and of homicide and serious sexual offending, Isabella acts for clients ranging from the most intelligent and demanding to the most vulnerable. Terrorism cases have concerned the Jammu-Kashmir Liberation Front, IRA, DHKPC, the Tamil Tigers, Al Qaeda and the PKK.

Protest clients include those accused in major public disorders from Tottenham via Yarlswood to Burnley, animal rights activists, fitness fanatic and prison hostage-taker, Charles Bronson, and serial urban nudist Vincent Bethell.
Homicide clients include parents charged with killing their children, young alleged gang members, and mentally disordered offenders.

She is also exceptionally experienced in serious sexual cases.

Career

Called 1982; Gray’s Inn; QC 2010.

Languages

French
Italian
Spanish

Memberships

Liberty

Amnesty

Howard League

Criminal Bar Association

Education

Newnham College, Cambridge – BA English Literature

Manchester Polytechnic – CPE

Ins of Court School of Law – Bar Exams

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 2

Isabella Forshall QCDoughty Street ChambersA clear vision, determination, wonderful advocacy, good lawyer. An iron fist in a velvet glove, which comes out and hits the court, the judge and the jury at a key moment. A brilliant lawyer.