Anisha Kiri

Anisha Kiri

Call 2020

Commended by instructing solicitors for exercising “diplomacy, negotiation and persuasion skills in equal measure.”

Praised by instructing solicitors for the ‘fearless’ way she ‘take(s) on the prosecution’


Notable Crime cases

R v K (2022) Staines Youth Court

Successfully secured acquittal on all counts for her 17-year-old client facing charges of assault by penetration and two counts of sexual assault. The offences were alleged to have taken place on school premises. The client was accused of assaulting the complainant—a fellow pupil at the school—in the corridor before forcibly escalating matters into a cubicle within the girls’ changing rooms.

R v B [2022] Lewes Crown Court

Anisha secured a 2 year suspended sentence for mother charged with child cruelty and neglect in what was described as “the most horrendous living conditions that attending officers had seen in their twenty years of service.”

R v B [2022] Isleworth Crown Court

Secured a 3 month sentence suspended for 12 months for client facing mandatory minimum in second possession of a bladed article offence. Anisha successfully persuaded the Judge, on the day of trial, to depart from the guidelines as it would be unjust to do so in all the circumstances.

R v R [2021] Snaresbrook Crown Court

Client successfully acquitted of robbery. Anisha’s client was alleged to have been intoxicated and unruly in a taxi to the point where the taxi driver refused to complete the journey. As a result, the client was alleged to have assaulted the taxi driver and stolen his money. Anisha advanced the defence that the taxi driver was fabricating the robbery.

R v R [2021] Woolwich Crown Court

Successfully represented a young woman charged with multiple substantial money laundering offences arising out of an EncroChat investigation.

R v Y [2021] Norwich Crown Court

Secured a 6 month suspended sentence for a client facing charges of being concerned in the supply of class A drugs.

R v B [2021] Inner London Crown Court

Inner London Crown Court. Secured acquittal for client charged with s.20 GBH, joint enterprise. The client was working as security at a night club where he was caught on CCTV, allegedly participating in a brutal attack against a customer who incurred life changing injuries as a result. Anisha advanced self-defence and a denial of any involvement in the joint-enterprise whether as a principal or accessory.

R v B [2021] Aylesbury Crown Court

Secured acquittal for client charged with assault against an emergency worker by successfully advancing the defence that the client lacked the requisite mens rea, acting on reflex to regain his balance after the complainant officer pushed him.

R v M [2021] Isleworth Crown Court

Prosecuted a sex worker from Brazil who had smuggled 1.2 kilograms of cocaine into Heathrow Airport. Evening Standard and Daily Mail (

R v P [2021] Reading Magistrates Court

Secured a suspended sentence for a defendant charged with stalking involving serious harm and harassment. The client’s offending was said to be prolonged and sustained over a period of time, including following the victim and her child from school to extracurricular activities. Defendant also had a number of convictions for breaching a non-molestation orders that related to two previous relationships.

  • Kalisher Trust Scholar (2019)
  • The City Law School Scholarship for Academic Excellence (2018)

  • CPS Panel Grade 1
  • Junior Junior Panel
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Women in Criminal Law

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