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Rakesh Sharma


Rakesh Sharma is one of our leading Solicitor Advocates appearing daily in the Crown Court and very regularly, the Court of Appeal.

Rakesh trained and qualified as a Police Station representative in Cumbria before moving to London in order to complete his Training Contract at a firm in Twickenham.

Following qualification, Rakesh moved to East London where he gained experience in the Magistrates Court in London and Essex.

Rakesh very quickly obtained his Higher Rights of Audience and worked in a very busy in house advocacy team before returning to Essex to join THB in December 2014.

Since joining THB, Rakesh has built a strong client following and gained the respect of the local Courts.  He is a Trial advocate at heart but still appears in the lower courts and regularly at the Police Station.

Rakesh has considerable experience in dealing with serious violent and sexual offences including Murder, Conspiracies, Rape and Historic Sexual Abuse. He is also experienced in dealing with more “document heavy” cases of fraud and matters involving disputed forensics including DNA, Identification, telephone and cell site evidence.

Practice Areas

  • Murder
  • Rape
  • Historic Sexual abuse
  • Fraud
  • Serious assaults

Notable cases

R v R (& others) [2015]

Chelmsford Crown Court. Murder, Attempted Murder and Conspiracy to Rob. Junior counsel to John Cooper QC. A 4 week trial during which it was alleged the Defendant had lured rival drug dealers to her flat where they were robbed, 1 was killed and the other seriously wounded.

R v F [2015]

Basildon Crown Court. 2 week trial alleging multiple counts of sexual assault against a masseur/sports therapist. A complex trial involving multiple unconnected witnesses making similar allegations. Expert evidence successfully challenged using the Defendants own expertise.

R v D (& others) [2016]

Norwich Crown Court. 2½ week trial alleging production of a controlled drug and money laundering. A 3 handed trial with extensive forensic and telephone evidence, a large number of witnesses and an ambush “cut throat” defence by one of the co-defendants. A high value operation of industrial scale.

R v D [2016]

Chelmsford Crown Court. A two week trial alleging the murder of a housemate. Junior counsel to John Cooper QC. Defendant with enduring mental illness and a legally complex “loss of control” defence. The trial involved challenging expert psychological evidence.

R v K [2016]

Chelmsford Crown Court. 5 week trial defending one of 5 accused of conspiracy to supply controlled drugs from various addresses in the Chelmsford area. A complexed conspiracy with 2 defendants requiring interpreters and a cut throat style defence.

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