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Parveen is an experienced barrister who believes in representing her clients fearlessly and compassionately. She aims to ensure that her client always feels well supported and effectively represented in court proceedings, always taking the time to make sure that the client understands proceedings.
She has had a thriving and broad ranging criminal practice through which she has amassed extensive trial and court experience and has developed a sound sense of strategy, pragmatism and tactics. Parveen has also practised in family law and is further developing her family practice. She also has experience of appearing at inquests.
She has provided advocacy training on the Bar Transfer Test and provides in house advocacy training to pupils in chambers. She has been appointed as an External Examiner by the Bar Standards Board. Parveen has provided witness training to counter fraud officers as part of their accreditation.
Prior to joining Chambers, she completed an internship at the Office of the State Public Defender in California, working on appeals for those on death row. In England, she represented many clients through the Free Representation Unit.
Parveen has had a longstanding and busy criminal defence practice. This has involved representing those facing allegations of multi handed fraud, conspiracies, people and drugs trafficking, sexual offences and offences involving grave violence. She uses her extensive trial experience, advocacy skills and forensic analysis of evidence to her client’s advantage. In addition, she has successfully appealed cases in the Court of Appeal.
Parveen is currently instructed by the Serious Fraud Office.
- R v MT and Ors: Parveen represented one of seven defendants in a lengthy trial arising out of Operation Leap. Her client was acquitted of conspiracy to supply drugs.
- R v TH and Ors: Parveen acted as junior counsel for one of seven defendants accused of involvement in a conspiracy to traffick women for sexual exploitation. Her client was found not guilty of that allegation on the judge’s direction following a submission of ‘no case to answer’.
- R v S: This case involved banking fraud worth approximately a £1m.
- R v RG: Parveen acted for one of two defendants who was a young soldier accused of numerous counts of rape. Her client was acquitted.
- R v J: Parveen represented one of ten defendants accused of conspiring to defraud insurance companies through ‘cash for crash’.
- R v S: Parveen acted for one of 22 defendants who were accused of being involved in a ‘cash for crash’ insurance fraud. After two months at trial, Parveen’s client was the only defendant not convicted.
- R v H: Parveen acted as a junior to Lord Gifford QC, representing a defendant who was accused of a multiple allegations of rape and sexual assault.
Parveen has experience in dealing with cases involving orders under the Family Law Act 1996 (non-molestation and occupation orders), applications under the Children Act 1989 (cases involving disputes about residence and contact), prohibited steps and specific issue orders. In addition, Parveen has represented parents, including a parent with learning difficulties, in care proceedings. Parveen also has experience of dealing with financial remedies proceedings.
Parveen’s experience of dealing with sexual and violent criminal offences, as well as dealing with vulnerable defendants and witnesses, has leant itself to her family practice. Her sensitive approach has helped her guide family clients through, what are often, very emotional and pressurising proceedings.
- LLB, Brunel University
- Fluent Punjabi
- Conversational Urdu and Hindi
Hobbies & interests
Cooking, reading, running, and playing the piano terribly.