• An impressive junior with ability beyond his call, Nadesh accepts instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work, specialising in crime and public law.

    Corporate and Financial Crime

    Instructed by both businesses and individuals, Nadesh has a keen interest in corporate and financial, most notably having represented two directors charged under the Insolvency Act 1986.

    Crime 

    A polished and persuasive advocate, whether prosecuting or defending, acting alone or as a led junior Nadesh is a sought after advocate, well liked by Judges and juries. Nadesh is developing a practice with particular emphasis on serious crime, having been instructed in various multi-handed cases including cases concerning money laundering, drugs and murder.

    Regulatory 

    Nadesh presents and defends in regulatory matters, his meticulous approach combined with incisive cross-examination and persuasive advocacy that has garnered him praise from opponents and those instructing.

    Public Law 

    During his time in Chambers Nadesh has built up an enviable practice in public law for someone of his call. He has a broad experience of Public Law, with particular experience in Public Inquiry work. 

    Appointments

    • CPS External Advocates Panel Grade 1
    • Approved NMC Counsel 
    • Accredited to undertake cases involving Vulnerable Witnesses
    • Accredited to undertake Youth Court cases

    Professional Memberships

    • Young Fraud Lawyers Association 
    • Criminal Bar Association 

    Education

    • BPTC, City Law School (Outstanding)
    • LLM: specialising in litigation and dispute resolution, UCL (Distinction)
    • Law LLB (Hons), University of Bristol
    • Hubert Greenland Scholarship – Lincoln’s Inn (2015)
    • Buchannan Prize – Lincoln’s Inn (2014)
    • Thomas More Bursary – Lincoln’s Inn (2013)

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    • Modern Slavery Act review 2nd interim report

      Nadesh Karu examines Frank Field MP, Maria Miller MP and Baroness Butler-Sloss' 2nd interim report into their review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

  • Corporate and Financial Crime

    Nadesh has a keen interest in corporate and financial crime and is regularly instructed by both businesses and individuals.

    Overview

    Instructed by both businesses and individuals, Nadesh has a keen interest in corporate and financial, most notably having represented two directors charged under the Insolvency Act 1986.

    Experience

    In 2016-17 Nadesh spent time working with Deutsche Bank’s Anti-Bribery, Fraud and Corruption team, advising on multi-million pound transactions, investigations and compliance. Through this Nadesh developed a thorough understanding of the Bribery Act 2010 and the Criminal Finances Act 2017. He is attuned to the practicalities of the business world and the expectations of clients.

    Nadesh also has experience of working on disclosure in large financial cases, in particular having acted as Disclosure Counsel in relation to a multi-million pound claim arising from an alleged breach of fiduciary duty and dishonest assistance.

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  • An extremely promising junior.

    Overview

    A polished and persuasive advocate, whether prosecuting or defending, acting alone or as a led junior Nadesh is a sought after advocate, well liked by Judges and juries. Nadesh is developing a practice with particular emphasis on serious crime, having been instructed in various multi-handed cases including cases concerning money laundering, drugs and murder.

    Experience

    Nadesh has a wealth of experience in Crown Courts and Magistrates’ Courts across the country, having successfully prosecuted and defended cases in both. When defending Nadesh has a good track record of securing acquittals for clients after trial, both by jury and in the Magistrates’ Court. In addition, on multiple occasions Nadesh’s clients have been acquitted as a result of a submission of no case to answer at the close of the prosecution case. Nadesh also has experience in corporate crime having represented directors charged under the Insolvency Act 1986. When prosecuting Nadesh is scrupulously fair and highly effective, with one Judge describing his cross-examination skills as “excellent”. 

    Nadesh approaches all his cases with detailed analysis and meticulous preparation. This coupled with his knowledge and application of the law to the facts of a given case has allowed him to achieve favourable results and rulings against the odds. He is involved in all aspects of criminal litigation, from providing advice as to charges and evidence to conducting trials and, where necessary, appeals. Nadesh also has experience of acting as a led junior, for example having been a disclosure junior to the prosecution (and in fact sole junior counsel for the Crown) in a multi-handed murder. Nadesh also has experience of acting as a led junior, for example in an 11 handed attempted murder trial and as a disclosure junior (and in fact sole junior counsel) in a multi-handed murder, defending and prosecuting, respectively.

    During his pupillage Nadesh assisted other members of Chambers with legal research and the preparation of cases on a diverse range of topics. Of particular note, he assisted members of Chambers with the following: the Heathrow 13 protest case; one of the LIBOR trials and an Attorney General’s Reference to the Court of Appeal and various murder and terrorism trials.

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  • A junior using the advocacy skills he has gleaned in the criminal court system to great effect in professional regulation.

    Overview

    Nadesh presents and defends in regulatory matters, his meticulous approach combined with incisive cross-examination and persuasive advocacy that has garnered him praise from opponents and those instructing.

    Experience

    Nadesh has particular experience acting for Regulators both in the High Court and at the final hearing stage before Fitness to Practise Committees.  

    He has assisted members of Chambers with regulatory matters (e.g. Khan v General Pharmaceutical Council, heard by the Supreme Court), inquests and inquiries (including the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse). 

    Recent Cases

    • Nadesh Karu successfully applied to the High Court to extend the suspension of a dentist.

    • ​Susannah Stevens assisted by Nadesh Karu successfully applied for a judicial review of the IPCC’s handling of a complaint made against them by a Metropolitan Police Federation Representative.

  • A junior advocate with the beginnings of a great public law practice.

    Overview

    During his time in Chambers Nadesh has built up an enviable practice in public law for someone of his call. He has a broad experience of Public Law, with particular experience in Public Inquiry work.

    Experience

    Nadesh has been instructed on the Grenfell Inquiry, the Undercover Policing Inquiry and the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse, and has experience of acting for state and non-state participants. Nadesh also spent some time assisting Tom Kark QC in his review of the effectiveness and operation of the fit and proper person test as it is applied within the NHS. The Review was ordered by the Minister for Health and Social Care Security.

    He is ability to quickly get on top of a brief and get to grips with complex issues has helped him ensure when acting for claimants they receive proper disclosure. He also has experience of legal professional privilege and public interest immunity in the context of judicial review.

    Nadesh has been instructed by the Home Office in relation to disclosure issues, reviewing classified material.

    Nadesh has a keen interest in inquests, in particular having assisted counsel instructed in one of the Westminster Bridge Inquests (arising out of the Westminster Bridge terrorist attack) with legal research on PII and disclosure in the context of inquests. He has also assisted with an inquest in relation to the death of a soldier from friendly fire. 

    Nadesh has been led in judicial review proceedings, notably successfully judicially reviewing the Independent Police Complaints Commission’s (now the IOPC) handling of a complaint made against them by a Metropolitan Police Federation Representative.

    Prior to joining Chambers Nadesh assisted Mr Justice Hickinbottom (now Hickinbottom LJ) with cases in the High Court and Court of Appeal (Criminal Division).

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    • Modern Slavery Act review 2nd interim report

      Nadesh Karu examines Frank Field MP, Maria Miller MP and Baroness Butler-Sloss' 2nd interim report into their review of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.