Adeela Khan

Adeela Khan

Solicitor

Adeela is a robust and tactical advocate who has particular expertise in public order offences ranging from representing clients accused of large-scale disorder and serious offences at public protests to threatening behaviour and disorderly conduct.  Adeela is regularly instructed to defend clients charged with offences against the police and often secures acquittals by persuading the court that police actions were unlawful. 

Adeela qualified as a solicitor and attained duty solicitor status in 2009.  Over the years, Adeela has gained wide experience dealing with all types of criminal cases including the most serious offences such as murder, drugs supply, fraud and serious sexual offences.  

Past successes include the acquittals of defendants accused of violent disorder and criminal damage during the London riots, anti–gentrification protesters accused of criminal damage and violent disorder and anti–arms trade protesters charged with obstructing the highway. She is also skilled at persuading courts to pass lenient sentences particularly where defendants’ actions have been politically motivated.

Adeela is known for her careful analysis of evidence, pro- active approach to case preparation and ability to make complex legal submissions to the court.  She has detailed knowledge of police powers in relation to stop and search, use of force and entering premises.  Adeela has been recommended by Netpol (The Network for Police Monitoring) as a top solicitor in this field. 

Adeela has also appeared on the “Victoria Derbyshire” discussing Community Protection Notices (CPNs) and has a keen interest in challenging CPNs and the wide powers used by the police and Councils to issue them.

Adeela is a trustee at the Centre for Criminal Appeals, a charity that fights miscarriages of justice. 

Adeela is a committee member of the London Criminal Solicitors Courts Association.

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