Harpreet Singh Sandhu KC > Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Adrian Keeling KC and Jonathan Jones KC
No5 Barristers' Chambers
FOUNTAIN COURT, STEELHOUSE LANE
BIRMINGHAM
B4 6DR
England

Work Department

Crime (corporate and general); fraud: crime; police law; regulatory.

Position

Harpreet took silk in his fifteenth year of practice. He prosecutes and defends in grave and complex cases. His busy practice covers the full range of criminal offences. His instructions in silk include cases of alleged homicide and drugs conspiracies. He is instructed by the Health and Safety Executive and the CPS’ Complex Casework Units, Special Crime and Counter Terrorism Division and London Homicide Unit. He is security cleared. He is recognised nationally for his work in representing police officers in the criminal courts, in disciplinary proceedings and before the Police Appeals Tribunal. He acts for professionals, including teachers and members of the medical and legal professions, who find themselves before the criminal courts.  Harpreet receives instructions to represent those who are particularly vulnerable and those with mental health difficulties. Harpreet has an innate ability to secure the confidence of those he represents. He combines his natural and highly-effective advocacy skills with real industry.

Career

Called to the Bar 2005; Silk 2022; Bencher (Gray’s Inn) 2022.

Languages

Punjabi.

Memberships

Gray’s Inn; Midland Circuit; Criminal Bar Association; Health and Safety Lawyers’ Association.

Education

BA (Hons) (Dunelm) [English Literature]; Dip Law (City); BVC (Inns of Court School of Law) [Recipient of the British Academy of Forensic Sciences Prize]; Prince of Wales Scholar (Gray’s Inn).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Professional disciplinary law

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Harpreet Sandhu KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Harpreet is always well prepared both in relation to the legal and factual issues each case presents. He commands respect in court from both the judge and opponent barrister. Clients are always complementary and feel confident that they are obtaining the best representation.’ 

No5 Barristers’ Chambers provides expertise at every level of the disciplinary process to members of all professions, including police officers, solicitors, medical professionals, teachers, and accountants. Adrian Keeling KC heads the chambers and recently represented one of six officers accused of discriminatory conduct whilst on duty with Hampshire Police in a high-profile case that attracted national media attention. Harpreet Singh Sandhu KC , who was appointed silk in March 2022, and Michelle Heeley KC also have police discipline law expertise.

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

(2022 Silks)Ranked: Tier 1

Harpreet Sandhu KCNo5 Barristers’ Chambers ‘Harpreet has exceptional communication skills with clients and fellow professionals. He is a well-deserved silk.’ 

No5 Barristers’ Chambers is a ‘well run professional set of chambers with range of experience and expertise’ in the crime sector. Michael Duck KC is a specialist in serious organised crime and is currently leading a prosecution of Polish and Kurdish organised crime groups on behalf of HMRC, while Michelle Heeley KC has built a reputation for handling cases involving vulnerable clients or witnesses. Newly appointed silks Harpreet Singh Sandhu KC and Sultana Tafadar KC are regularly instructed by the CPS in cases of grave and complex nature. Turning to the set’s juniors, Ian Bridge is described as a ‘formidable advocate who is able to quickly grasp the real issues in the case’ and is regularly instructed in high profile fraud and money laundering cases.