News & Views
Criminal Defence, Criminal Appeals, Civil Liberties and Human Rights | Wednesday 23 August 2023
Liberty intervention in CCRC referral on Human Rights Implications of ‘Gang’ Evidence in Joint Enterprise Cases
Shahida Begum, of the Garden Court Chambers Criminal Appeals Team, is on the legal team who drafted the submissions to the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC) on behalf of Liberty.
Criminal Defence | Friday 12 May 2023
Defendant acquitted of conspiracy to supply cocaine worth over one million pounds
Shahida Begum, of the Garden Court Chambers Criminal Defence Team, instructed by Saadiya Ahmad of Dexter Henry Solicitors.
Criminal Defence | Wednesday 2 December 2020
Appeal against sentence allowed due to double counting and too high an uplift for aggravating factors
Shahida Begum of the Garden Court Criminal Defence Team was assigned by the Registrar to represent the applicant who had lodged his own grounds of appeal.
Criminal Defence | Wednesday 21 June 2023
Defendant acquitted of conspiring with another to slash a police officer in prison
James Scobie KC led Shahida Begum of Garden Court Court Chambers. They were instructed by Fergus Harrington of ABV Solicitors.
Criminal Defence | Monday 11 November 2019
Vulnerable youth defendant acquitted after successful appeal against conviction and re-trial
Shahida Begum of the Garden Court Crime Team led John Connolly of Thompsons Solicitors and was instructed by Mutahir Ahmed of Thompsons Solicitors.
Criminal Defence | Wednesday 18 November 2020
Defendant found not guilty of murder, police officer’s imagery comparison evidence excluded
Bernard Tetlow QC led Shahida Begum, both of the Garden Court Criminal Defence Team, and were instructed by Tahir Mahmood and Yusuf Khan of Abrahams Law Solicitors.
Financial Crime and Confiscation, Criminal Defence | Friday 12 April 2019
Client found not guilty of £1.4 million fraud allegations after 6-week 'Gatwick Airport Parking' trial
Keir Monteith QC and Shahida Begum were instructed by Shahid Khan and Abraar Ayaz at Advice Wise Solicitors.
Criminal Defence | Friday 16 October 2020
Defendant found not guilty of attempted murder and wounding with intent in a case involving a death
Bernard Tetlow QC led Shahida Begum, both of the Garden Court Criminal Defence Team, and were instructed by Arlene Mansoor of Shearman Bowen Solicitors.