Brinder Soora

Prosecutes and defends serious crime.

YEAR OF CALL 2000

Email
CV

Education

LLB – Queen Mary College, University of London
LLM – King’s College, University of London
BVC – Inns of Court School of Law

Appointments

CPS Advocate Panel at Level 3

Memberships

Criminal Bar Association

Overview of Practice

Brinder both prosecutes and defends. She is instructed in serious violence matters including murder, serious assaults, sexual offences, child abuse/neglect cases, drugs including importation, serious robberies, and fraud cases.

Notable Cases

R v R & Ors – Led junior. 11-handed murder, manslaughter and conspiracy to rob allegations. This involves stabbing of a “guard” at a cannabis factory run and controlled by a gang of Albanians – ongoing (Defence).

R v A & A – Led junior in a gangs and guns case, involving evidence of purchase of guns from outside the jurisdiction, analysis of purported gang videos and drill music, interrogation of social media accounts such as Snapchat and Instagram – ongoing (Prosecution).

R v H & Ors – Led junior in high profile burglary of ATM machines at Alexandra Palace in August 2019, 6-handed. 6-week trial. A highly complex case involving the presentation of cell site, mobile phone and telematic evidence (Prosecution).

R v B & L – Led junior in an arson case involving intent to endanger life allegations in a multi-occupancy building.

R v A & Ors – Led junior in a 5 week trial in a murder by stabbing. Complicated issues dealt with included a dying declaration, hostile witnesses, waiver of privilege in the context of a cut throat defence and a number of bad character applications and cross-applications (Defence).

R v M – Dwelling burglary and possession of an imitation firearm (Defence).

R v R – Arson with intent. Defendant threw petrol bombs into an occupied house (Defence).

R v M – S.18. – Defendant accused of throwing boiling water over an officer in HMP Pentonville (Prosecution).

R v A-L – Wife accused of stabbing husband (Prosecution).

R v G – Armed robbery of a bookies (Defence).

R v M – Possession of a loaded firearm in public and in a home where young children present (Prosecution).

R v B – Female with mental health difficulties accused of kidnapping a 7 year old schoolgirl (Defence).

R v K – Child abuse and neglect by parents (Defence).

R v M – 15 counts of knife point robberies, stabbing, carjacking, kidnap, handling stolen goods and dangerous driving (Prosecution).

R v D – Bomb hoax by mentally ill defendant at a railway station (Prosecution).

R v O & Ors – Multi-handed (25 defendants) conspiracy to steal during Summer 2011 London riots (Operation Wivern/Serpentine) (Defence).

R v B & Ors – Led Junior. Allegations of abuse by care workers looking after mentally ill residents in a care home (Defence).

R v M & Ors – Led Junior. 8 defendants. Being Concerned in the Supply of Cannabis. Involved a sophisticated drugs trafficking operation run from the home address of 4x of the defendants, involving the drying, packaging of multi-kg cycles of Skunk Cannabis over an extended period and the laundering of the consequent proceeds. After 6-week trial, jury convicted all 5x of the defendants who remained in their charge. A re-trial is to follow – ongoing (Prosecution).

R v W & Ors – 5-handed conspiracy to supply Class A and B drugs (Defence).

R v N & Ors – 15-handed conspiracy to supply Class A (Defence)

R v E – Rape of a child under the age of 13 years old, allegation involves rape of a 2-3 year old female by her step-grandfather in the family home – ongoing (Defence)

R v F – Vaginal and anal rape of a father of his biological daughter between the ages of 5 – 12 years old (Defence).

R v A – Historical sexual activity with a female child (aged 3 – 7 years old, now in her mid-20’s) by male cousin (aged 14 – 18 years old at the time), in the family home (Defence).

R v H – Sexual activity with a male child (aged 14 years old) by adult female (mid – 30’s), in circumstances where defendant was child’s Islamic Teacher, giving lessons at her home. The alleged abuse involved vaginal penetration with child’s penis (Defence).

R v B – Boyfriend alleged to have raped girlfriend; issue of consent (Defence).

R v A – Taxi driver alleged to have raped a young, drunk female passenger (Defence).

R v O – Husband alleged to have raped his wife numerous times (Defence).

R v F – Rape and digital penetration by male of 14 year old niece (Defence).

R v M – False imprisonment and sexual assault (Defence).

R v N – Male with mental health problems accused of sexual assault (Prosecution).

R v B – Female with mental health difficulties accused of sexual assault on an 11 year old female (Defence).

R v A – 10 counts of sexual assaults. Defendant had mental health issues and required an intermediary (Prosecution).

R v M – Sexual assault during international football game at Wembley (Defence).

R v G – Led junior. Complex case involving fraud committed by an art broker involving a famous Japanese piece of work. Fraud worth over £2million (Prosecution). Involved cross-jurisdictional issues.

R v D & Ors – Multi-handed immigration, mortgage and benefit fraud conspiracy (Operation Breithorn) (Defence).

R v M – Fraud involving investments in property and banks in Spain. POCA proceedings followed (Prosecution).

R v W – Benefit fraud where defence was identity theft (Prosecution).

R v S – Defendant accused of conduct unauthorised CRB checks. (Prosecution).