Farrhat Arshad > Doughty Street Chambers > London, England > Lawyer Profile
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Farrhat Arshad specialises in the areas of criminal defence and human rights.
Year of Call: 1998; Inner Temple.
Described by Chambers and Partners as, “excellent in Court” and Legal 500 as a, “skilled and determined defence lawyer” Farrhat is instructed in Criminal Appeals and in serious crime, including murder, serious sexual offences, protest cases, drugs, firearms and fraud. Her civil work centres on Judicial Reviews arising out of both criminal and prison law, including challenges to Parole and categorization decisions. In recent years, Farrhat has been instructed in many out of time appeals to the Court of Appeal in relation to both conviction and sentence.
Farrhat has been recommended as a leading junior in Crime in both Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. She was profiled as a “Future star of the Bar”, by Times Online. Farrhat is described by Legal 500 2021 as, “the consummate appeals barrister with an instinctive feel for the shape of an appeal. She is a leader in this field.”
Criminal Bar Association
Howard League for Penal Reform and Liberty.
King Edward VI Girls School; Exeter College, Oxford University (1996, BA Hons, 2:1); London School of Economics (1997, LLM, public and public international law).