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Kabir SondhiKabir Sondhi was called to the Bar in 2010 by Gray’s Inn and was elected a Master of the Bench in 2024. He practices in criminal law, with a specialism in financial, white-collar, and corporate crime.

Kabir has been involved with the life of the Inn since he joined as a GDL student in 2008. He has invested his time to support various aspects of the Inn’s Education programme including as a Professional Ethics trainer, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion coach, mentor, and moot judge.

He is a member of the Scholarships and Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Committees and is a former Chair of the Gray’s Inn Barristers’ Committee (GIBC). Kabir is long standing Member of the Gray’s Inn Miscellany and is now part of the Production Team. Before coming to the Bar, Kabir studied philosophy at undergraduate and postgraduate level in London. He received the David Karmel and Steen Scholarships for GDL and Bar school studies respectively, and the Graham Challis European Scholarship for an internship at the International Criminal Court.

 

“I have been asked to pick out one or two moments from my time at Gray’s that have been particularly impactful. In truth, I have spent so much time and done so many things at the Inn that it has been a virtually impossible task. However, I would like to highlight two things – firstly, I will never forget the feeling of pride at wearing my own wig and gown when being called to the Bar. I felt the history and I felt the promise. Secondly, Gray’s has been much more than a professional home to me – I have made many dear friends here, some of whom are as close as family, and I would not have wanted it any other way. I even met my partner through Miscellany!”

 

  • Extended Bio

    Kabir prosecutes, defends, and advises across a full range of criminal offences, with a specialism in financial, white-collar, and corporate crime. He is often instructed in cases involving serious and complex offending and those involving commercially sensitive matters. As well as being an accomplished court advocate, Kabir undertakes advisory work for individuals and corporates in relation to internal and external investigations and potential criminal liability, often with an international dimension. He has several years’ experience working on SFO investigations into international fraud and bribery, including cases involving the sentencing of corporates and Deferred Prosecution Agreements. Kabir is on the SFO B panel and the CPS Specialist Fraud and Proceeds of Crime panels at level 3, and is ranked in the Legal 500’s Fraud: Crime section and Chambers & Partners’ Financial Crime section. Alongside practice, Kabir is currently studying for a postgraduate LLM, focusing on corporate crime, corporate law, and digital rights, privacy & security, and is a committee member of the Fraud Lawyers’ Association.

    In addition to his specialist work, Kabir maintains a strong practice both prosecuting and defending in general crime matters, often involving serious and organised offending, complicated legal and factual issues, and sensitive subject matter. He has particular experience in protest cases and cases involving sensitive material. He is on the Serious Crime, and General Crime panels at level 3.

    Prior to practice, Kabir worked in the judicial division of the International Criminal Court as intern to Lord Justice Fulford, during which he assisted in the preparation of the final judgment in the case of Prosecutor v. Lubanga (the first ever completed trial at the ICC). He retains an interest in international criminal law. As a pupil, Kabir assisted the prosecution in the case of R v. Dobson and Norris (the murder of Stephen Lawrence) and the defence team in R v. Adebowale (the murder of Lee Rigby).

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