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Parveen has a well-established and busy practice in all aspects of criminal defence work. She uses her extensive trial experience, advocacy skills and forensic analysis of evidence to her client’s advantage.
Parveen is regularly instructed to represent those facing allegations of multi-handed fraud, conspiracies, people and drugs trafficking, sexual offences and grave violence. She has appealed a number of cases successfully in the Court of Appeal. She has also done some work for the Serious Fraud Office, therefore understanding fraud procedures from the other side.
Parveen believes in representing the rights of her clients fearlessly, and where appropriate, with sensitivity. She prides herself on providing clear and informed advice to all her clients.
Prior to coming to Chambers, Parveen worked in the Office of the State Public Defender Office in California, working on appeals for those on death row. In England, she represented many clients as part of her work for the Free Representation Unit.
- R v MT and Ors (2013, Norwich Crown Court): 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 (2012, Isleworth Crown Court): Parveen acted as junior counsel for one of seven defendants accused of involvement in a conspiracy to traffic 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 (2011, Central Criminal Court): This case involved banking fraud worth approximately a million pounds;
- R v RG (2011, Reading Crown Court): 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 (2011, Snaresbrook Crown Court): Parveen represented one of ten defendants accused of conspiring to defraud insurance companies through ‘cash for crash’;
- R v S (2008, Croydon Crown Court): Parveen acted for one of the 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 who was not convicted;
- R v B (2007, Lewes Crown Court): Parveen acted for one of ten defendants accused of using false passports to traffic people out of the country;
- R v H (2006, Canterbury Crown Court): Parveen acted as a junior to Lord Gifford QC, representing a defendant who was accused of a multiple allegations of rape and sexual assault.
- LLB, Brunel University
- Fluent Punjabi
- Conversational Urdu and Hindi
Hobbies & interests
- Period dramas/film
- marital arts
- playing the piano, although not as well as she would like!