Rishy Panesar > Chambers of Oliver Blunt QC & Sally O'Neill QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Oliver Blunt QC & Sally O'Neill QC
Furnival Chambers
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Called 2004


Rishy has been instructed over the entire spectrum of serious criminal cases that have been heard in the Court of Appeal all the way down to the Youth Court. He advises at all stages of the criminal process including at the pre-charge investigation stage and throughout the whole criminal justice process.

The cases he has been instructed on in general involve allegations of serious organised crime. His previous instructions include cases of murder, gang-land conspiracies, serious drugs, serious violence, people smuggling, modern day slavery, serious fraud and money laundering. He acts exclusively for defendants.

The Fraud cases he has conducted have been prosecuted by Her Majesty’s Revenues and Customs, the Department of Works and Pensions, the Office of Fair Trading, the National Crime Agency and the Crown Prosecution Service. The most serious involving sums in excess of £10,000,000.00, the cases have been paper heavy, complex, have involved issues of public interest immunity and protracted applications for disclosure.

As a result, he has developed a strong ability to process large amounts of information whilst keeping the relevant legal issues and principles at the forefront of any contest. He has a keen eye for detail and is able to quickly to grasp the contentious issues and isolate information accordingly, whether they be complex or technical. His background is of a scientific nature and has instilled him with an analytical and forensic approach to handling cases, allowing him to control his cases both tactically and efficiently.

Rishy is also direct access qualified and can be approached for matters of driving and professional regulation. He has conducted many driving cases, including death by dangerous driving whilst under the influence all way down to advancing exceptional hardship and special reasons not to disqualify.