Profile

Sahil joined Chambers on successful completion of his pupillage (supervised by Duncan Atkinson QC and Miranda Hill)

 

 

Expertise

Crime

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Sahil prosecutes and defends in a range of criminal matters. He has experience of cases concerning offences of violence and dishonesty, drugs offences, road traffic offences and sexual offences. He is instructed in the Youth, Magistrates’ and Crown Courts and has represented individuals in confiscation hearings and in hearings concerning Criminal Behaviour Orders. Sahil has represented a number of vulnerable clients with learning difficulties and mental health conditions, and has experience of instructing and examining medical experts.

Sahil prosecutes for the Crown Prosecution Service (Grade 1), and has also acted for the National Probation Service, Office of the Immigration Services Commissioner, and the London Fire and Emergency Planning Authority. Sahil was recently instructed by the CPS as second led junior in a long-running prosecution of conspiracy to commit murder.

Sahil has experience of conducting investigative and disclosure reviews, working with sensitive material, and claiming public interest immunity. He has been instructed by the CPS to manage and conduct large scale disclosure reviews, including significant quantities of material held by a variety of agencies. Prior to coming to chambers, Sahil planned and led an investigative review into materials relating to alleged foreign exchange manipulation. Sahil is currently instructed as Disclosure Junior in an appeal against two convictions for conspiracy to commit murder.

Sahil advises on appeals against sentence and conviction. During his pupillage Sahil gained experience of a range of appellate work, including appeals to the Crown Court and the Court of Appeal. He assisted in cases before the Court of Appeal, including Marcantonio [2016] EWCA Crim 14 (fitness to plead), Choudary [2016] EWCA Crim 61 (supporting terrorism), and a number unduly lenient sentences. He also assisted in the appeals of Taylor [2016] UKSC 5 (aggravated vehicle taking) and Jogee [2016] UKSC 8 (accessory liability) before the Supreme Court.

Other experience

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Prior to joining Chambers, Sahil worked for the Investigations and Criminal Litigation team of a leading US firm of solicitors, during the course of which he was involved in the representation of both companies and individuals facing prosecution by the Serious Fraud Office, Competition and Markets Authority, Financial Regulation Authority, Prudential Regulation Authority, and the CPS, as well as overseas prosecutors including the US Department of Justice. Sahil had extensive exposure to investigations concerning LIBOR and Forex manipulation.

Sahil has contributed to a number of publications and articles, including co-authoring the article Public Interest and Corruption published in Lexis PSL, considering the public interest and its impact on corruption prosecutions.

Education

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University of Oxford, MA (Hons)

Appointments

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Crown Prosecution Service Prosecutor (Grade 1)