Erimnaz Mushtaq > Doughty Street Chambers > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Doughty Street Chambers
3 Hardman Square
M3 3EB

Work Department


Erim is a specialist criminal defence practitioner who is instructed in serious and complex criminal cases ranging from homicide and serious violence, terrorism, serious sexual offences both recent and historic, large scale frauds, regulatory and financial crime and large scaled drugs cases. Erim is instructed as leading counsel, junior counsel and sole counsel and engages in cases as soon as instructed and assists at all stages of the criminal proceedings. She regularly appears in Crown Courts across the North West, North East, South West and at the Central Criminal Court.

Erim gained considerable experience being in charge of her own cases in the Crown Court criminal department of a solicitors’ firm. Having worked for a large solicitors firm before joining the Bar, Erim is experienced in representing suspects at police stations for interview. Erim continues to use this very useful experience and knowledge to provide pre police interview advice to solicitors in complex or serious cases and to apply to exclude evidence wrongfully obtained.

Due to her approachable manner, she is regularly instructed to represent clients with mental health issues and youths charged with serious criminal offences.

Erim’s significant trial experience in financial crime makes her the go to practitioner for complicated proceeds of crime hearings and applications for reconsideration of confiscation orders. She has developed a very strong practice in fraud cases.

Erim is also experienced in representing individuals before professional disciplinary proceedings including the GMC. She also has significant experience in coronial law and has represented families of the deceased who have either died in state custody or which has a pseudo criminal dimension.  Erim has also represented families of deceased where there is breaches of state responsibility, including hospital deaths.

She also has extensive experience of taking cases to the Court of Appeal and is  a contributing author to Taylor on Criminal Appeals (2nd ed OUP 2012).


Called 2000; Inner Temple.


Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.


Criminal Bar Association
Inquests Lawyers Group


LLB Hons; BVC.

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Crime (general and fraud)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Erimnaz Mushtaq – Doughty Street ChambersErimnaz is a born fighter who combines hard work and thorough preparation with the willingness to stand her ground on behalf of her client. An astute tactician and devastatingly effective in court, she has the rare ability to really turn the direction of a case. She is rightly in high demand.’