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JUNE 2012

Barrister Awards 2012

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Young Barrister of the Year

Tunde Okewale

Tunde Okewale Tunde is a committed defender who has an impressive practice for his level of call (2007). His comprehensive practice comprises of General Crime, Serious Crime and Extradition as well as appellate work in the Court of Appeal and the Administrative Court. All of Tunde's work encompasses an element of Human Rights and commitment to issues of social justice and civil liberties. Tunde is regularly instructed in cases involving Operation Trident investigations of gang crime as well as offences of murder, aggravated burglary, armed robbery, and drugs importations. Tunde was also instructed to act for a number of people alleged to have been involved in the London riots as well as the student protests in Parliament square.

Doughty Street Chambers Doughty Street Chambers was set up in 1990 with the aim of ‘breaking the mould’ and setting new standards of excellence in the legal world. Striving for justice, professionalism and excellence remains the driving force behind all that chambers does today, along with the desire for innovation in its approach to business. It has

grown to become one of the largest sets in the country, with 114 members, of whom 24 are QCs, and now has established chambers in Manchester and Bristol as well as London. Standards of excellence and quality have been both maintained and improved with this expansion, with 11 new silk appointments in the last three years and targeted recruitment at all levels of seniority to ensure a balanced structure to each of the practice teams.

Members are noted as leaders in their field, for intellectual excellence and a collegial, team-based approach which allows the set to commit to providing a genuinely first-class, fully accountable service to clients. Many barristers are qualified to accept work directly from lay clients through the public access scheme and chambers can provide mediators and facilities for dispute resolution.

Areas of expertise Human Rights Crime Public International Law Extradition

Notable/recent legal work

R v Nathaniel Grant & Ors, The Central Criminal Court, 2012, Attempted Murder , GBH, (shooting of 5 yr old girl, Thusha Kamaleswaran).

R v Sean Mark & Ors Inner London Crown Court, 2012, Burglary, (London Riots).

R v Tyrone Ellis & Ors Inner London Crown Court, 2012, Violent disorder 2012 (London Riots).

R v Rickel Simon Inner London Crown Court, 2012 , Burglary, Assault Occasioning actual bodily harm on a police officer.

Contact Details:

53-54 Doughty Street City of London, London, Greater London WC1N 2LS

Tel: 020 7404 1313

www.lawyer-monthly.com

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