Nadia Chbat represents first person in the UK to be convicted of treason since 1981
Nadia Chbat, of 4KBW, defending J. Chail, at the Old Bailey this week. He is the first person in the UK to be convicted of treason since 1981,. Mr Justice Hilliard has been considering expert psychiatric evidence at the sentence hearing over the last two days. N.Chbat has been instructed by Catherine Brymer, of Albin and Co solicitors, Reading, since he was charged on the 2 August 2022. Chail was arrested in the grounds of Windsor castle, by a protection officer of the Royalty & Specialist Protection Command Unit. He was at the gate which serves as the main access point into the private part of the castle, where immediate access can be gained into the Queen’s private apartments. The defendant said, “I am here to kill the Queen”. The defendant was holding a crossbow, which had been purchased online some weeks before. Upon his arrest, he was later detained until the Mental Health Act and transferred to Broadmoor hospital in February 2022, where he remains. The case will resume, at the Old Bailey on 27 July 2023 for further evidence and legal submissions to be heard.