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Two decades of legal professional experience.

Narita Bahra QC is a leading Criminal and Business Fraud Defence Barrister who appears in high profile, serious and complex cases.

Her fearless and fresh approach makes her widely sought after by professional and lay clients. Narita has established a reputation for meticulous preparation, mastery of detail, effective cross-examination, jury rapport and excellent client relations.

Narita is recognised as a formidable criminal defence QC who is instructed in murder, serious organised crime (including international drug cartels, firearms and armed robberies) terrorism and serious sexual offence cases. Her investigative approach allows her to lead her team to successful results and secure the best outcome.

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Two decades of professional experience.

Narita Bahra QC is a leading Criminal and Business Fraud Defence Barrister who appears in high profile, serious and complex cases.

Her fearless and fresh approach makes her widely sought after by professional and lay clients. Narita has established a reputation for meticulous preparation, mastery of detail, effective cross-examination, jury rapport and excellent client relations.

Narita is recognised as a formidable criminal defence QC who is instructed in murder, serious organised crime (including international drug cartels, firearms and armed robberies) terrorism and serious sexual offence cases. Her investigative approach allows her to lead her team to successful results and secure the best outcome.

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For more information or to arrange a consultation
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Serious Organised Crime

Narita is recognised as heavyweight defence QC who appears in high profile organised crime cases. The offences which are categorised as serious crime are:
• Conspiracy offences
• Drug trafficking
• Human trafficking
• Organised illegal immigration
• Cyber Crime
• Grievous Bodily Harm (GBH)
• Actual Bodily Harm (ABH)
• Firearms

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Business Crime & Fraud

Narita has extensive experience in complex fraud and money laundering cases. She is noted for handling fraud cases with an international dimension, particularly in South East Asia. Narita excels at distilling and explaining complex factual matrices to both clients and juries in a concise and clear manner.

Narita’s areas of expertise include anti-competitive conduct (cartels, market abuse, insider dealing); civil/commercial fraud; fraudulent trading; mortgage fraud; money laundering; revenue fraud; VAT/MTIC fraud.

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Challenging Disclosure

Narita has been instructed in and impacted a number of the high profile cases in which disclosure failings by the prosecuting authorities have been unmasked. Some of these cases resulted in the DPP and Attorney General being called to account before the House of Commons.
Narita has published a practitioner’s handbook on tackling disclosure issues in the criminal courts. View Book Online Now

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Sexual Offences & Rape

Allegations of sexual offending are highly sensitive and require Narita’s expertise, discretion and professional approach from the outset to secure a successful outcome. Narita has experience in dealing with cases involving the following offences:
• Rape and attempted rape
• Sexual assault
• Indecent assault
• Indecent exposure
• Historic sexual offences
• Possession of indecent images
• Historic sexual abuse
• Revenge porn
• Grooming
• Child sexual offences
• Prostitution related offences

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Murder

Narita is recognised as heavyweight defence QC who appears in high profile Murder cases. Since taking Silk Narita has been regularly instructed in defending high profile Murder cases. She has developed a reputation amongst her professional clients as the go to Barrister for instruction in the most challenging and novel murder cases.

Her reputation as fearless and artful tactician who achieves successful results has merited instruction by both professional and lay clients in heavyweight cases.

Narita is experienced in cross-examining expert witnesses, vulnerable witnesses, jury handling, identifying inadequacies in the prosecution case and challenging non-disclosure. A Barrister who takes great pride in leaving “no stone unturned” in the forensic preparation and presentation of her cases.

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Terrorism

Defending in terrorism cases requires great sensitivity and skill. It is essential that the defence team instruct experts to consider all aspects of the defence at the outset. These experts often range and extend to explosives, firearms, digital forensics, specialised political experts, forensic psychiatrists and psychologists.

Narita is recognised as heavyweight defence QC who appears in high profile organised crime cases. Since taking Silk Narita has been regularly instructed in defending high profile Terrorism cases.

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Criminal Appeals

Narita’s reputation as fearless and artful tactician who achieves successful results has merited instruction by both professional and lay clients in heavyweight cases. Narita seeks to ensure the best outcome from her client, regardless of the stage at which she is instructed by clients.

Criminal Appeals can be founded on three grounds:

1. Fresh Evidence which was not available at the original trial.
2. Incorrect rulings of law by the legal tribunal.
3. Omissions or negligence in the preparation of the original defence.

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Pre Charge Engagement

Narita understands that it is stressful to be informed that you may be investigated fro a criminal offence. It is crucial to adopt a proactive approach at the outset of the investigation, if you are suspected of involvement in any criminal investigation.

Engagement of an experienced Barrister and respected defence team can often lead to an early resolution of a case and/or the case being dropped altogether.

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