Bunty Batra

Bunty Batra 2

Email: clerk@stjohnsbuildings.co.uk

Phone: 0161 214 1500

Year of call: 1988

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Mr Batra is a criminal practitioner. He defends and prosecutes in all areas of crime. He has defended in many serious cases including murder, attempted murder, rape [including historical rape cases], the importation of large scale drugs cases, the importation of firearms and fraud. He has defended in many high profile cases both alone and with Queen’s Counsel.

In addition, Mr Batra sat as an assessor in the GMC in the case of Craig.

Memberships

  • Member of the Honourable Society of Grays Inn
  • Member of the Northern Circuit

Expertise

  • Crime

    Example cases:

    Manchester Crown Court, 2015: Defended a man who forced his 14-year-old daughter to marry a man aged 30. The case was reported in the Manchester Evening News.

    R v Ion 2016 Preston Crown Court; People trafficking, forced prostitution.
    R v Ali 2015/16 Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court; Rochdale grooming case, receiving significant press attention.
    R v Singh 2015 Manchester Crown Court; Murder by attempted decapitation, defence counsel.
    R v Williams and others : 2014 A VHCC case: Operation Barber : Long Firm Fraud, Acted as the leading junior.
    R v Nusrat Khan 2013 multi handed people trafficking case, Preston Crown Court : This case attracted significant media attention.
    R v Sarwar 2013/4 10 handed money laundering offences. Cardiff Crown Court.
    R v Beckford 2013; murder/violent disorder
    R v Green 2010; murder
    R v Goodwin 2007 Preston Crown Court; murder
    R v Balakrishnan 2005 Manchester Crown Court; murder
    R v Wilson 2005 Manchester Crown Court; murder
    R v Janukowiz 2002 Preston Crown Court; murder
    R v Haq Khan 2002 Wolverhampton; murder
    R v Khan 2002 Preston Crown Court; murder
    R v Bauyz 2006 Manchester Crown Court; At the time of trial the largest ever importation of firearms/ammunition/silencers into the UK
    R v Shabhir 2013; attempted murder
    R v S Ali 2007 Preston Crown Court; attempted murder
    R v Lai 2006 Preston Crown Court; attempted murder
    R v Harlow 2002 Manchester Crown Court; attempted murder
    R v Ruchat 2002 Liverpool Crown Court; attempted murder
    R v Shah 2007 Liverpool Crown Court; large scale importation and distribution of cocaine [VHCC case]
    R v Rawson 2006 Derby Crown Court; large importation of cocaine [VHCC case]
    R v Badat 2005 Bristol Crown Court; large scale supply of cocaine and heroin [VHCC case]
    R v Mullen 2000; Manchester Crown Court; large scale importation of cocaine
    R v Khan 2013; people trafficking and child prostitution.
    R v Ali 2013; rape and child grooming
    R v Ahmed 2009; arranging or facilitating child prostitution
    R v Essa 2009; forced marriages – consumated – mother tried for arranging or facilitating child sex offences
    R v Williams 2007 Manchester Crown Court; rape

    REPORTED CASES:

    R v Ramzan
    R v Rawson Divisional Court; the extension of custody time limits
    R v Buckland Court of Appeal; exceptional circumstances in automatic life sentence cases
    R v Cooper 2010; before the LCJ – perjury

    Mr Batra has lectured Registrars and Consultant Psychiatrists on giving expert evidence.

    Mr Batra has been in the Chambers Directory as ‘highly recommended’ in crime.

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