Brinder Soora

Called in 2000

Areas of Practice
Crime, Local Authorities & Public Law, Immigration

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Practice Profile

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PRACTICE PROFILE


Brinder specialises in crime,  both prosecution and defence.  She is regularly instructed in serious assaults,  sexual offences,  child abuse,  drugs,  serious robberies,  fraud and POCA applications.

As well as the CPS,  Brinder prosecutes for a number of local authorities,  DWP and the National Probation Service.
Brinder has a particular interest in defendants with mental health difficulties. Brinder is also instructed in immigration matters at all levels.

 

LANGUAGES


Fluent in Hindi,  Punjabi and Urdu.

 

NOTABALE CASES

SERIOUS VIOLENCE

R v A & Ors – Led junior in a 5 week trial in a murder by stabbing.  Complicated issues dealt with included a dying declaration,  hostile witnesses,  waiver of privilege in the context of a cut throat defence and a number of bad character applications and cross-applications (Defence).

R v M  – Dwelling burglary and possession of an imitation firearm (Defence)

R v R – Arson with intent,  Dft threw petrol bombs into an occupied house (Defence)

R v M – S.18.  Dft accused of throwing boiling water over an officer in HMP Pentonville (Prosecution)

R v A-L – Wife accused of stabbing husband (Prosecution)

R v G – Armed robbery of a bookies (Defence)

R v M – Possession of a loaded firearm in public and in a home where young children present (Prosecution)

R v B – Female with mental health difficulties accused of kidnapping a 7 year old schoolgirl (Defence)

R v K – Child abuse and neglect by parents (Defence)

R v M – 15 counts of knife point robberies,  stabbing,  carjacking,  kidnap,  handling stolen goods and dangerous driving (Prosecution).

R v D – Bomb hoax by mentally ill Dft at a railway station (Prosecution)

R v O & Ors - Multi-handed (25 dfts) conspiracy to steal during Summer 2011 London riots (Operation Wivern/Serpentine) (Defence)

R v B & Ors – Led Junior.  Allegations of abuse by care workers looking after mentally ill residents in a care home (Defence)


DRUGS

R v W & Ors – 5 handed conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs (Defence)

R v N & Ors – 15 handed conspiracy to supply Class A (Defence)

R v N – Importation of 1 kg of heroin (Prosecution)


SEX

R v B – Boyfriend alleged to have raped girlfriend; issue of consent (Defence)

R v A –  Taxi driver alleged to have raped a young drunk female passenger (Defence)

R v O – Husband alleged to have raped his wife numerous times (Defence)

R v F – Rape and digital penetration by male of 14 year old niece (Defence)

R v M – False imprisonment and sexual assault (Defence)

R v N – Male with mental health problems accused of sexual assault (Prosecution)

R v B – Female with mental health difficulties accused of sexual assault on an 11 year old female (Defence)

R v A – 10 counts of sexual assaults.  Dft had mental health issues and required an intermediary (Prosecution)

R v M – Sexual assault during international football game at Wembley (Defence)

 

FRAUD

R v D & Ors – Multi-handed immigration,  mortgage and benefit fraud conspiracy (Operation Breithorn) (Defence)

R v M – Fraud involving investments in property and banks in Spain.  POCA proceedings followed (Prosecution).

R v W – Benefit fraud where defence was identity theft (Prosecution)

R v S – Fraud. Dft accused of pretending to conduct CRB checks. (Prosecution)

 

OTHER

R v B and B – Importation of rare lizards (Defence)



ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


Member of CBA.  Brinder teaches advocacy and ethics at the College of Law.  In her spare time,  Brinder enjoys Bikram Yoga,  food and travelling.  

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