Year of Call: 2011
Inn of Court: Middle Temple
A passionate criminal defence advocate, she prides herself on a high standard of client care and attention to detail. She is a tenacious advocate, fearless in her advocacy and always keen to take on a challenge.
Her practice includes all aspects of criminal law, both as a Junior and being Led. Examples of instructions include Fraud, Serious Violence (such as s.18 GBH, S.29 Corrosive substance with intent & Attempted Murder), Firearms importation, Sexual Offences and Serious Organised Crime such as alleged Drugs Supply offences. Tasmin regularly conducts trials involving vulnerable witnesses and Defendants, by virtue of age or health, including trials of issue.
Tasmin has experience representing clients in extradition proceedings and has appeared before the Appellate Court.
Prior to joining Charter Chambers in 2015, Tasmin was an employed Barrister for a reputable criminal defence firm, as a trial advocate in the Crown Court.
Tasmin can accept instructions via Public Access.
R v. IB  Blackfriars Crown Court – Unanimous acquittal in under an hour in a case alleging two sexual assaults
R v. FB  Kingston-upon-Thames Crown Court – Instructed to represent a vulnerable Defendant with mental health issues accused of importation of firearms.
R v. CB  Wood Green Crown Court – Acquittal in a multi-handed case, as a led Junior, where the Client was accused of Fraudulent Evasion of Excise Duty.
R v. FR  Isleworth Crown Court – Successfully defended a 77 year old Defendant accused of stabbing his friend in the neck, contrary to s.18 OAPA, together with three offences of s.47 OAPA occurring during the same incident.
R v. OL  Luton Crown Court – Acquittal following a trial in absence for offences of Burglary and Going Equipped for Theft, despite the key eye witness being an off-duty police officer
R v. JP  Peterborough Crown Court – Not guilty verdict following an allegation of Affray in a three handed case concerning a ‘fight’ outside of a popular nightclub
R v. A minor  Stratford Youth Court – Represented a 15 year old charged with firearms offences.
R v. BS  Kingston-upon-Thames Crown Court – Acquittal of a vulnerable young adult facing an allegation of Burglary, requiring the use of an intermediary.
Poland v. MJ  Administrative Court – Conducted the full extradition hearing and the subsequent appeal.
R v. MM  Kingston-upon-Thames Crown Court – Successfully defended in a sensitive case involving sexual activity with a child where s.28 YJCEA was utilised for pre-recorded cross-examination of a child witness.
AG v. ML  Royal Courts of Justice – Defended an Attorney General’s reference for a sentence imposed at the Ipswich Crown Court. The reference was successfully defended in part as the length of the sentence was not increased but was made concurrent to a previous sentence as the concurrent sentence originally imposed was ruled unduly lenient. Reported at  EWCA Crim 1666
R v. AA  Wood Green Crown Court – Achieved not guilty verdicts on a five count indictment of multiple threats to kill, representing a vulnerable adult who is considered a victim of trafficking.
R v. RM,  Basildon Crown Court – Secured a suspended sentence of imprisonment following a guilty plea for possession of a stun gun disguised as a torch.
- LL.B (Hons), University of Hertfordshire
- Bar Professional Training Course, College of Law
- Magistrates Court Qualification, University of Cardiff
- Middle Temple, Harmsworth Scholarship
- Longman Law (Pearson education) Prize
- Chancellor’s scholarship, University of Hertfordshire
- Police Station representative
- Criminal Litigation Accreditation Scheme (CLAS)
- Criminal Bar Association
- CyberCrime Practitioners Association
Areas of Specialism
Her practice includes all aspects of criminal law. She has defended clients on offences from Conspiracy to steal, Fraud and Money Laundering right through to Serious Violence, Aggravated Burglary, Arson, Drugs and Firearms offences. She is regularly instructed on cases involving youths and vulnerable Defendants due to her personable approach.
She enjoys being involved in pro-bono work and was recently part of an outreach team who regularly conducted sessions with local school children to teach them about the different roles of lawyers and court procedure.
Whilst establishing a career at the Bar she was a University lecturer, specialising in Criminal Law and Advocacy. She continues to offer assistance to students of the University acting as a Judge for various competitions.
Recent publications include:
- ‘Dissenting Judgments in the Law’ (Wildy, Hill & Simmonds): Chapters concerning consent as a defence and the availability of compensation for miscarriages of justice (2012)