Sushil Kumar

Called 2009

Sushil Kumar

Barrister

Sushil acts as a junior alone or as a led junior, with particular expertise defending in complex and long running cases. He is instructed in the most serious of cases. He specialises in fraud, violence, serious organised crime, and motoring offences. He has extensive experience in defending professionals, high profile, and high net worth individuals facing prosecutions, notably in relation to motoring offences and offences of violence.

Recent leading cases include a year long VHCC conspiracy to defraud with criminality stretching over two decades, VAT and excise diversion frauds, and one of the largest national trading standards frauds that has ever been prosecuted.

Sushil is highly sought after by individuals, businesses, and insurers in matters involving motoring law, road traffic offences, and related regulatory licensing. Regularly instructed in cases ranging from speeding, and ‘drink driving’ to those involving death by dangerous driving; he has an encyclopaedic knowledge of procedural and technical defences. He has been asked to deliver lectures and training on road traffic offences to other lawyers and insurance companies. He has been asked to advise on motoring offences for world renowned sportsmen in the fields of football, boxing, and cricket. He has also represented the son of an oligarch as well as countless professionals including bankers, surgeons, barristers, and solicitors.

In general crime, Sushil has acted for defendants accused of very serious criminality including murder, people trafficking, conspiracies to steal, conspiracies to keep brothels, firearms offences, arson, drugs supply, and robbery. Sushil has substantial experience of dealing with mentally disordered defendants.

Prior to joining chambers Sushil worked as a researcher at the British Institute of International and Comparative Law on the European Union funded ‘Iran Project’. It examined the adoption and implementation of international human rights instruments in the Islamic Republic of Iran. This involved the comparative analysis of domestic criminal legal systems in Iran, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia.

Sushil lectured undergraduate students in Criminal Law and Public International Law at Bucerius Hochschule für Rechtswissenschaft in Hamburg. The university is widely regarded as Germany’s leading law school. His lectures focussed on the Law of Armed Conflict (International Humanitarian Law) with particular attention paid to war crimes and crimes against humanity. This followed from his masters’ dissertation on the Nuremburg Trials and the principle of Nullum Crimen.

Appointments

  • Judge (fee-paid) of the First-tier Tribunal: Health, Education, and Social Care Chamber [2019]

Associated work

  • Lecturer - Bucerius Hochschule für Rechtswissenchaft (Hamburg, Germany)
  • Researcher - British Institute of International and Comparative Law (London, UK)
  • Trainer - Road Traffic and Motoring Offences (UK)

Areas of Expertise

  • Fraud & Financial Litigation
  • Motoring Offences & Vehicle Regulatory Matters
  • Serious & Organised Crime
  • General Crime
  • Public International Law

Professional Memberships

  • The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Haldane Society
  • Phi Delta Phi (International Legal Fraternity)

Other Languages

  • German
  • French (Basic)

Education and Scholarships

  • 2009 BVC, City Law School
  • 2009 Inner Temple Exhibitioner
  • 2006 LLM, The American Legal System (Public International Law) - The College of William and Mary (USA)
  • 2006 Drapers’ Scholar
  • 2005 LLB (Hons), Law and European Law - Queen Mary College, University of London
  • 2004 Erasmus Scholar
  • 2004 Erasmus Zertifikat für Rechtswissenschaft, German Law and Public International Law - Humboldt Universität zu Berlin (Germany)

Contact

T. 020 7067 1500

E. skumar@25bedfordrow.com