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unan choudhury solicitor
Unan ChoudhuryPartner - East London office


Crime/Serious Fraud

Practice and Background

Unan specialises in the defence of serious criminal and fraud allegations, such as: terrorism, money laundering, murder, kidnap, extradition, sexual offences, human and drugs trafficking, POCA, fraud - in fact the complete remit of criminal offences.

He has over 12 years experience, having trained with the firm.

He now heads our East London office, and as a fluent Bengali speaker, works closely with the Bengali community. 

He has developed a loyal and thriving client base within that community, nationwide, but particularly in North and East London.

A fearless and tireless defence lawyer, his qualities and dedication have been recognised by Superlawyers UK for several years.

Unan is a member of the LCCSA, ILPA, and the Society of Asian Lawyers.



Fluent Bengali


Examples of recent and major cases

  • R v U & others Isleworth Crown Court – 10 defendant ‘reverse people trafficking’ case. First prosecution of its kind involving the trafficking of people out of the UK. Investigation started as part of a News of The World undercover sting as is a multi-agency operation investigated by the UKBA, SO15and Kent Constabulary
  • R v S & others – Old Bailey – multi-handed Murder
  • R v M & others – Old Bailey – 6 defendant 20 count indictment included Bank Robbery, Cash in Transit Robbery and Possession of Firearms
  • R v A – Old Bailey – Terrorism
  • R v C & Others – Kingston Crown Court – Multi-handed Cash in Transit Robbery
  • R v G & others – Harrow Crown Court - £2 million conspiracy to defraud
  • R v O & others – Old Bailey – 7 defendant multi-million pound conspiracy to defraud
  • R v A – Warwick Crown Court – Fraudulent evasion of duty - £10 million (cigarette smuggling)
  • R v I & others – Croydon Crown Court – 6 defendant importation of 500 kilos of Heroin
  • R v F & others – Conspiracy to supply multiple kilos of cocaine that was of 99% purityR v F & others – Conspiracy to supply multiple kilos of cocaine that was of 99% purity
  • R v I & others Snaresbrook Crown Court – 20 defendant conspiracy to supply class A drugs undercover police officers in East London
  • R v G & others Blackfriars Crown Court – 15 defendant conspiracy to supply class A drugs – Unan’s client was arrested by the Borough Commander who was on route to address the media about the police operation
  • R v B – Blackfriars Crown Court – 23 count indictment – Historic sexual offences against 6 different victims R v B – Blackfriars Crown Court – 23 count indictment – Historic sexual offences against 6 different victims
  • R v P – Snaresbrook Crown Court – 32 Count indictment – Historic sexual offences
  • R v D – Old Bailey – city trader accused of rape
  • R v A & others Snaresbrook Crown Court – 6 defendant conspiracy to Kidnap and GBH (Gang related)


“I wanted to pass on my thanks to Unan. Sunday evening was an interesting event and … I have had feedback from various sources thanking us for our attendance. More importantly, it was impressive watching how Unan handled himself and how warmly he was greeted by numerous people there. He gave a speech which I am told was well received by his Bengali peers. All this was after having been at the hospital with his wife all day. He has created a very strong nod with these guys over a short time and this can only stand him and Lewis Nedas in good stead in the future. I know this might sound a bit gushing, but I have introduced a number of people into these circles for various purposes and nearly everyone has let me down. I hope we can meet again soon.”


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