UK’s top criminal barrister Dominic D’Souza talks about defending organised crime groups and murderers


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Murder, organised crime groups and more, with Dominic D’Souza. He joined Vinesh Mistry to talk about some of the most memorable cases in his 20 years of working in criminal courts. This podcast is jam-packed with humorous and frightening revelations, it’s guaranteed to keep you glued to your seats.

In one of his murder trials (baby shaking trial), he shares how two medical experts were poles apart in their findings, with one saying that the baby had been murdered and his father should be put away for murder, and the other saying that it was a case of meningitis. We also spoke about his experience of defending organised crime groups and his most intimidating moments in a prison cell when he came face to face with a client who’d been charged with killing for satanic purposes. This has to be the best thing on the internet, so get stuck in right now.

Dominic briefly talked about our broken/underfunded criminal justice system amid continued legal aid cuts, the challenges of defending in rape cases and a topic that is hotly debated at the moment: whether or not juries should be abolished. We’ve dropped a Tiktok on our channel featuring all the best bits too, check it out at @lawsimplifieduk.

This Podcast is sponsored by Goldsmith Chambers. Based in the heart of the Temple in central London, Goldsmith Chambers is a leading multi-disciplinary set that is committed to providing expert advocacy and quality legal advice. Their barristers are instructed and appear in courts throughout the country and beyond from the Magistrates, Crown Courts, Tribunals and County Courts to the Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union. Follow Goldsmith Chambers on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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Faareen Ali was called to the Bar of England and Wales in November 2019 by The Honourable society of Lincolns Inn. She is currently an Advocate for 8 DAC Beachcroft Buildings Ltd (8DB) and has nearly three years experience of representing clients predominantly within Civil and Commercial areas of law. She is also the Founder and Director at Law Simplified Ltd. Faareen was voted as one of Top 25 women to watch in business in Lancashire and featured in Lancashire Business View (LBV) for International Women's Day (2021). She is the Silver Award holder for Best Businesswoman in Legal Services 2021, and the finalist for the Innovator of Year Award 2020. Law Simplified was also awarded the Silver Award for Best New Business 2021. For any business enquires, you can reach Faareen Ali on lawsimplifieduk1@gmail.com.
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