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Unan Choudhury


020 3811 5143


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.

'Unan Choudhury is one of the brightest solicitors around’ - The Legal 500, 2021

Unan is recommended by The Legal 500 (2019, 2021, 2022, crime: general).


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)

Legal 500 2022

Unan Choudhury has been cited as a notable lawyer by The Legal 500 2022 Edition.

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Accreditations and Awards

  • Legal 500 uk leading firm 2022 50x73
  • The Times Best Law Firms 2022
  • Google 5 stars