Introduction Introduction Rabia is an experienced and accomplished barrister with extensive experience in crime, human rights and extradition. Rabia also has experience in Family matters, including; care proceedings, financial matters and divorce. Prior to joining Chambers, Rabia spent several years as in-house counsel at a prestigious criminal and human rights defence firm where she was instructed as crown court trial counsel on a range of criminal matters, including sexual offences, violent crime, drugs offences and serious fraud matters. Rabia has developed an expertise in sexual offences and serious fraud. She also has extensive experience in extradition matters, including appeals and first hearings on multi-jurisdictional matters. Rabia is noted for her meticulous cross examination and attention to detail. Having developed experience as a trial advocate, she has mastered the ability to think on her feet and has an excellent acquittal record for winning ‘unwinnable cases’. She also has rights to conduct litigation and will be completing her Direct Access training in due course. Rabia’s personable and compassionate approach with her clients has also enabled her to develop her Family practice and accepts instructions on all family matters, care proceedings and private and legally aided matters. Her approach to her witnesses and to explain matters in a simple way has led to her being regularly instructed by clients. Rabia is available to accept instructions in all areas of Crime, Family as well as Regulatory and Public Law matters. Rabia is also a freelance advocacy lecturer for BPP Law School and a Senior Tutor with Lincoln's inn, where she regularly tutors at the Inn's weekend advocacy courses. Outside of practice, Rabia enjoys cooking, socialising with friends and travelling. She also enjoys honing her carpentry 'skills' by making totally unfunctional pieces of furniture. Notable Cases Notable Cases R v A - Rabia was instructed to act for the Defendant who was facing a serious count of malicious communication at the Crown Court. Rabia was able to successfully oppose an '11th hour' application from the Prosecution to add an additional charge of blackmail on the indictment. She did so based on the prejudicial impact this would have on the Defendant. Rabia's exceptional cross examination and breaking down of the prosecution case led to her client's acquittal. R v A - Instructed as trial counsel on serious possession with intent to supply class A drugs, the Defendant had over £20,000 worth of drugs in his car when stopped by police. Through her cross examination of the officers and the Defendant, Rabia was able to secure an acquittal. Her closing speech was commended by the Judge as 'powerful' at the conclusion of the trial. R v B - Rabia secured an acquittal for a Fraud against the Defendant for continuously using a fraudulent travel card. This was a serious and continued case of fraud and having gone through the prosecution exhibits, Rabia made an application (opposed by the Crown) to exclude prejudicial evidence with respect to the Defendant despite it having been previously agreed. This combined with her careful and considered examination of the defendant secured an acquittal for the client. Languages Languages Rabia is fluent in Urdu and Hindi.