CROYDON CROWN COURT. PARAMJIT AHLUWALIA REPRESENTS DEFENDANT IN 4 WEEK COMPLEX AND SENSITIVE MULTI-HANDED TRIAL OF COUNTS OF ILL TREATMENT BY A CARE WORKER, CONTRARY TO SECTION 20 OF THE CRIMINAL JUST— Read more
Homicide and serious criminal offences
R v AWJ  EWCA Crim 1776– Leading junior in appeal against conviction for causing or allowing physical harm of a child. Complex coercive control and domestic abuse faced by female defendant, biomechanical expert evidence (https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2021/oct/28/mother-jailed-in-uk-over-babys-injuries-blames-former-partner-at-appeal)
R v B – Sexual Offences matter (Central Criminal Court)
Sexual offence – case concerning complex expert evidence on Sexsomnia.
Acquitted. Sole junior counsel against silk.
R v FM – Murder (Liverpool Crown Court)
R v EM – Murder re-trial (Birmingham Crown Court)
Junior led by Clare Wade KC. Background of domestic abuse and coercive control in relation to high profile re-trial, issues included self-defence and diminished responsibility.
R v P (Blackfriars Crown Court) – Sole junior in attempted murder trial. Representation of woman with mental health vulnerabilities. Victim in coma for 2 weeks as a result of injuries. Acquitted of attempted murder, convicted of s18 GBH.
R v TJB (Croydon) – Sole junior in attempted murder. Stabbing by known acquaintance. Issue one of identification, acquitted of all counts.
R v N (Croydon) – Large scale drug conspiracy cases, concerning Encrochat.
R v F (Luton)– Case concerning Multi-handed Encrochat, drug and firearm conspiracies.
R v MA (Kingston) – Sole junior – Bangladeshi male accused of encouraging terrorism. Co-defendant represented by silk. Acquitted.
R v AS (Central Criminal Court) – led junior, acquitted of manslaughter and possession of firearm with intent to cause fear of violence.
R v LM (Kingston Crown Court)– Representation of young person, acquitted of possession of firearm, ammunition and possession of drugs with intent to supply.
R v KM (Harrow Crown Court)– Concerned group attack on pregnant teenager, allegations of punching, stamping and force feeding detergent and attempts to pervert course of justice.
R v B (Southwark) – multi handed conspiracy to commit fraud- over £2 million- led junior- acquitted.
Human Trafficking, County Lines and Modern Slavery
R v I – CCRC application – Referral by CCRC of 6 convictions concerning same individual who had benn subjected to child criminal exploitation (https://ccrc.gov.uk/news/ccrc-refers-convictions-to-crown-court-due-to-concerns-that-the-minor-at-the-time-of-convictions-was-a-victim-of-trafficking/)
R v AAJ  EWCA Crim 1278 – 2 Convictions for County Lines exploitation quashed, victim of modern slavery, fresh evidence case.
R v M – Canterbury – Leading junior in multi handed 3 month trial against prosecuting silk – first on indictment. Charges stemmed over a 10 year period concerning human trafficking, modern slavery and exploitation. Cross-examination undertaken in case concerning ABE evidence and multiple complainants.
R v A  EWCA Crim 1408 – Historic exploitation of victim of trafficking appeal.
R v O  EWCA Crim 1389 – August 2019- Conviction successfully quashed- Appellant had life of repeated trafficking and sexual exploitation.
R v M – Norwich – Defence in County lines case relating to serious violence. Prosecution offer no evidence post defence representations.
R v HTD- Liverpool – Age dispute issues, vacating of guilty pleas for youth who had pleaded guilty to large scale cannabis production and victim of trafficking.
R v SG – Cardiff – County lines – foreign national charged with serious conspiracy. Prosecution offer no evidence.
R v QS – Kingston – Defence counsel in multi handed complex trial- concerning International human trafficking of entire family units into UK and allegations of home factory production of identity documents.
R v VN – Harrow – Defence counsel for Victim of Trafficking, cannabis factory.
R v OB – Croydon – Multi-handed sham marriage conspiracy case. Crown offer no evidence.
R v PB – Chelmsford – Vulnerable woman charged with immigration document offences who went on hunger strike in prison. Non-custodial sentence.
R v B- Croydon – Leading junior counsel in multi handed international trafficking case concerning sexual and labour exploitation. Acquitted of all counts.
R v M – Junior counsel led in multi-handed people trafficking case -involved work on intricate disclosure requests from social services and UKBA.
R v H – Croydon – Case concerning policy by Secretary of State towards a young single mother, who was Albanian, charged with immigration offences, where claim of asylum upon the basis of being Kosovan. Granted absolute discharge.
Paramjit regularly advises on merits of appeal against conviction and sentence. She has particular strengths in the representation of vulnerable individuals. Paramjit works regularly as fresh counsel in appeals that concern the handling of expert evidence (psychiatric, medical and pathology). Some of her reported cases include:
R v AWJ  EWCA Crim 1776– Leading junior in appeal against conviction for causing or allowing physical harm of a child. Complex coercive control and domestic abuse issues. Fresh evidence concerned psychological evidence as well as biomechanical expert.
R v A  EWCA Crim 1408 – Historic exploitation of applicant, a Victim of Trafficking coerced into criminal offending.
R v O  EWCA 1389 – Convictions committed by a victim of human trafficking. Paramjit was fresh counsel in this appeal which was 11 years post the original offence.
R v Farbar  EWCA Crim 1716 – successful appeal- rule of specialty, extradition defendant should only be dealt with for offences detailed in European Arrest Warrant.
R v AT  EWCA 1890 – Fresh counsel at appeal- Dangerousness quashed in sentencing appeal (instructed 1 week prior to hearing).
R v NR  1 Cr App R (S) 42 – Successful appeal against sentence of defendant who had carried drugs and SIM cards into prison for her partner. Bangkok rules (rules for the Treatment of Women Prisoners and non-custodial measures for women offenders) raised for first time – see also R v KG  EWCA Crim 602.
R v DS  EWCA Crim 846,  MHLR 336
Arson – successful appeal against sentence – Psychiatric evidence on community mental health treatment.
R v Dhabaneey  EWCA Crim 2184 – Successful appeal against sentence for taxi driver
Regina (A) v Lowestoft Magistrates’ Court (2013) EWHC 659 (Admin)
Judicial review of magistrates’ decision to refuse to grant a reporting restriction.
R v Davis  EWCA Crim 1038 – Successful appeal against IPP sentence. Hospital order and restriction order imposed in place, for wounding with intent.
R v Lima  EWCA Crim 284 – quashing of ASBO.
R v Petrou  EWCA Crim 1409– quashing of extended sentence and replacing with determinate sentence.
R v DEK  EWCA Crim 2117– appeal against sentence allowed for youth charged with conspiracy to supply drugs.
R v Onung  EWCA Crim 2813 – travel restriction order quashed in relation to drug trafficking.
R (on application of O) v SSHD  EWHC 2469 – successful judicial review concerning age assessment.