Sushil Kumar

Called 2009

Sushil Kumar

Barrister

Sushil is instructed in serious and complex cases. He specialises in fraud, motoring offences, and general crime. He has extensive experience in defending professionals, high profile, and ultra-high net worth individuals facing prosecutions, notably in relation to fraud and motoring offences.

Sushil’s white-collar practice regularly involves representing directors and employees of companies in abuse of position frauds, international VAT and excise diversion frauds, and ‘rogue trader’ frauds. He is instructed in very long running cases which have most recently included a year-long VHCC conspiracy to defraud with criminality stretching over two decades, one of the largest national trading standards frauds that has ever been prosecuted and lasted in excess of 6 months, and a 6 month long VAT fraud concerning the sale of industrial quantities of contaminated fuel.

Sushil is keenly sought after by insurers, businesses, high profile, and high net worth individuals facing potential prosecutions for motoring offences. He advises at all stages of proceedings, and frequently at a pre-charge stage on offences ranging from speeding to causing death by dangerous driving. Clients have included world renowned sportsmen in the fields of football, boxing, and cricket. He has represented clients including the son of a billionaire oligarch, an individual on the Sunday Times Rich List, as well as countless professionals, amongst them bankers, surgeons, barristers, and solicitors.

Sushil has a wealth of experience in dealing with mentally disordered defendants and has undertaken specialist Mental Health Act training. He has conducted a number of s.4A “actus reus” cases concerning very vulnerable defendants.

The detailed knowledge he has in dealing with medical and expert reports has meant that Sushil’s natural field of practice has grown to include inquests and regulatory work, particularly for insurer clients.

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) - First Tier Tribunal: Mental Health Tribunal (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
  • General Crime

Education

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

Scholarships

  • 2009 Inner Temple Exhibitioner
  • 2006 Drapers’ Scholar
  • 2004 Erasmus Scholar

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)

Contact

T. 020 7067 1500