Drystone Chambers

Karim Khalil QC

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Practice Areas

Employment, Fraud and Financial Regulation, Consumer Law, ADR & Mediation Services

Criminal Law, Professional Discipline & Regulatory Prosecutions, Immigration & Asylum

Military Law, Company & Commercial, Public Law, Extradition, Family Law, Direct Access


Karim Khalil appears in many of the most serious and high profile cases across the UK. He also advises and represents people in cases involving issues of foreign jurisdiction and/or cross border matters. He is equally happy to work with hard copy or digital materials and has a formidable reputation for working quickly and effectively. He took Silk in 2003 prior to prosecuting the Soham Murders, having been called to the Bar in 1984 and becoming one of the youngest Assistant Recorders/Recorders.

His advice and advocacy is sought across diverse fields including murder, gross negligence manslaughter, 'baby-shaking’, serious fraud (including Inland Revenue, Customs & Excise and MTIC), Health & Safety, drug trafficking and sexual offences.

Professional Memberships

Queen's College (Cambridge), called to the Bar 1984, Assistant Recorder 1997, Recorder 2000, Queen's Counsel 2003. SE Circuit, SE Circuit Liaison Committee (Chairman), CBA, Norwich Bar Mess, Cambridge Bar Mess (Chairman), three years on the Professional Conduct and Complaints Committee, Bar disciplinary Tribunal member, SCMA Registered Mediator.