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Zeena Begum

Year of call: 2009

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Zeena has a common law practice, with particular specialisms in (i) personal injury, (ii) regulatory work, (iii) credit hire and (iv) criminal work. In each of these fields, she has conducted cases on her own and at times as part of a team.  Zeena is experienced in both trial advocacy and in providing written advice including advice at short notice. She takes a client focused approach and always maintains the highest level of commitment and enthusiasm when working on cases she is instructed in.

Zeena is direct access qualified and accept instructions on a direct access basis. She appears in courts throughout London and the South East and is happy to travel further afield.

Personal injury

Zeena has experience of conducting trials on all tracks, she has represented both Claimants and Defendants in trials on liability and quantum, as well as in disposal hearings, applications, costs matters, and case management hearings. She has provided written advice/opinions in personal injury and credit hire cases, including advice on quantum.

Regulatory

Zeena has experience of both interim and substantive disciplinary hearings. She regularly represents nurses, both before the Health Committee and the Conduct and Competence Committee.

Credit hire

Zeena is instructed in various credit hire matters arising out of road traffic accidents, dealing with issues such as hire periods, spot rates and recoverability of damages. Zeena has also provided written advice in multi-track cases on the use of intervention letters.

Criminal

Zeena accepts instructions in all areas of Criminal law and regularly appears for both the Crown and Defence solicitors in Magistrates and Crown Courts.

Zeena previously worked at the Crown Prosecution Service having obtained one of only 15 pupillage places at a time when there were over 1200 applicants for those places. She quickly rose to the position of Senior Crown Prosecutor before deciding to pursue a career at the self-employed bar.

Zeena’s considerable experience as a Senior Crown Prosecutor meant that she adapted easily to working from a set of Chambers and was very soon prosecuting and defending in trials.

 

Professional memberships

Personal Injury Bar Association

South Eastern Circuit

Criminal Bar Association

Gray’s Inn

  • Case Profile

     

    R v Campbell (2016) acquittal by jury for a domestic burglary, after focused cross examination showing the witnesses were mistaken in their identification of my client as the burglar.

    R v C and O (minor) (2014) proved a case using cell site information to put the two youths in a location of the assault.

    R v Chieke (2013) advised the police regarding advice and the need for further evidence for a series of burglaries across the country from mosques. Defendant received a custodial sentence.

    Ward v Zurich insurance (2016) successfully defended a personal injury case arising out of a road traffic collision.

    Ampong v Kalule (2016) written advice on multi-track case where the question of intervention letters was sent before the claimant hired a vehicle through credit hire and thus failed to properly mitigate his loss.

    Sayers v GHL (2015) multi-track costs management hearing successfully reduced the costs by over £40,000.