Aadhithya Anbahan

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Aadhithya Anabahan is a Barrister specialising in Criminal, Regulatory, and Housing law.

Aadhithya is regularly instructed in an array of criminal proceedings including Defence work in the Crown, Magistrates and Youth Courts. She has a strong Crown Court practice, both appearing for Defendants and the Prosecution as a Grade 1 CPS Panel Advocate.She is noted for her methodical and analytical approach and is considered to be a fearless and forthright advocate, whether Prosecuting or Defending.

She also enjoys a wide and varied regulatory practice, through which she has represented education boards, local authorities and the police in a range of hearings from closure orders and non-police prosecutions to parole board hearings and tribunal matters. Aadhithya is often instructed in a range of regulatory matters before the Magistrates and Crown Court and is well-versed in the conduct, law and procedure of such cases.

Aadhithya routinely appears in the full range of housing matters including possession, anti-social behaviour injunctions and breach proceedings before both District and Circuit Judges.

Aadhithya is considered to be an eloquent, articulate and persuasive advocate with gravitas beyond her years. She is noted as having an approachable and highly likeable manner with clients, solicitors and judges alike. Those instructing her are willing to trust Aadhithya with cases well beyond her call due to her keen eye for detail, client care, impeccable conduct and preparation.


2:1 – LLB hons Dunelm – Law, University of Durham (Trevelyan College)

Very Competent – Bar Professional Training Course, University of Law (London, Bloomsbury)


The Midlands Circuit

The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

Young Barrister’s Committee

The Criminal Bar Association

Further Information

A keen participant in Mooting and Mock Trial competitions over the years; Aadhithya ranked 1st with the Durham University team at the 2012 preliminary UK National Rounds of the Philip. C. Jessup International Moot Court.

Aadhithya is firmly committed to the global advancement of access to justice and has recently spent time volunteering with the African Prisons Project (APP) in Kampala, Uganda. Her time in East Africa included delivering legal aid clinics and advocacy workshops to maximum security inmates, in order to further their legal education and equip them with the necessary skills to represent themselves and their peers in Court.

Aadhithya is active as a moot court judge and regularly judges competitions such as the Oxford University Press moot competition national semi-final, the University of Law GDL mooting competitions and both oral and written components of the Phillip C Jessup International Moot.

Alongside other members of the St Ives Criminal Team, Aadhithya mentored the Thomas Telford School students participating in the National Mock Trial Competition who went on to win the Birmingham Regional Heats.

Aadhithya has served as an elected member of the Young Bar Committee (YBC) since 2016.


The Inns of Court Trust Pegasus Scholar 2017

Phillip C Jessup 1st Ranked team UK Preliminary Rounds

Phillip C Jessup 1st Ranked Applicant Memorial

Kay Leaving Exhibition

The Oliver Entwistle Prize for Academic Achievement


Tamil (Native Speaker)

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