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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.

Shahida Begum

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.

Shahida Begum

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.

Shahida Begum

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.

Shahida Begum James Scobie KC

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.

Shahida Begum

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.

Shahida Begum Bernard Tetlow KC

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.

Keir Monteith KC Shahida Begum

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.

Shahida Begum Bernard Tetlow KC

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