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Parmjit-Kaur (Bobbie) Cheema QC

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For many years the rising star, Bobbie Cheema is now a highly regarded and respected Senior Treasury Counsel and was appointed Silk in March 2013. Her specialism is in cases of homicide, terrorism, fraud and corruption. Of particular note is her ability to lead teams of lawyers and other professionals from investigation through to the appellate courts, whether for the defence or the prosecution. Her extensive advisory practice (both private and public) extends from corporate fraud, through high profile homicide and cold case reviews, to financial, medical and other regulation. Also authorised to sit as a Deputy High Court judge and a Crown Court Recorder with Appeals and Rape authorisations. She has been for many years on the ‘A’ Panel of the Attorney General’s List. She chaired the Advocacy Training Council working group whose report: ‘Raising the Bar: The Handling of Vulnerable Witnesses, Victims and Defendants in Court’ has been welcomed by the Criminal Bar Association, the judiciary and government departments. The report is leading to the development of specialist training for all advocates in this area. Bobbie has a special interest in scientific developments in the field of criminal justice.


Called 1989; Grays Inn; South Eastern Circuit.

Practice Areas

Crime - corporate; Crime - general; Fraud: crime

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