"Her industrious approach combined with an easygoing charm proves to be a winner with judges and juries alike".

― Legal 500 [2022] - Rising stars - Tier 1
Emin Kandola
Call: 2015

Emin was called to the Bar in 2015. Emin’s practice encompasses all areas of criminal defence. Emin is instructed in cases of serious crime and regularly represents vulnerable and young defendants. Emin’s recent cases have included conspiracy to commit fraud by false representation, prison mutiny, wounding with intent, conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, human trafficking, murder and manslaughter.

Emin is instructed alone and as a led junior.

Emin accepts instructions in cases containing legally privileged material. She also accepts instructions from local authorities and the CPS (London and Kent).

Leading Individual

Recommendations

"Her industrious approach combined with an easygoing charm proves to be a winner with judges and juries alike".

― Legal 500 [2022] - Rising stars - Tier 1
Leading Individual

Education

  • BSc Criminology with Psychology, First Class Honours (University of Roehampton)
  • LLB (University of Law)

Appointments

CPS Panel Advocate (London and South East) and Disclosure and LPP Counsel for the Serious Fraud Office

Notable Cases

  • R v AR – AR was charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent, and inflicting grievous bodily harm in the alternative. The prosecution case was that AR intended really serious harm at the time a ‘Haymaker’ punch was delivered, immediately breaking the complainant’s jaw. AR’s case was that he was acting in self-defence and denied any intent to cause really serious harm. AR was acquitted after a 6 day trial of Section 18 GBH; the jury were hung on Section 20 and following representations, the prosecution decided not to retry AR for Section 20. (Croydon Crown Court).
  • R v CA – CA (a youth) was charged alongside his father and uncle for doing an act tending and intended to pervert the course of public justice. Both adults pleaded guilty at earlier hearings. At trial, following a successful argument on admissibility of prison phone calls, the Crown offered no evidence (Woolwich Crown Court).
  • R v NO – NO was charged with breaching a non-molestation order. He was alleged to have sent a number of vitriolic messages to his former partner. His case was that he had been set up and denied the charges. NO was acquitted after a 7 day trial. (Isleworth Crown Court).
  • R v BD – Emin represented BD, one of 19 defendants charged with prison mutiny committed at HMP Swaleside aka ‘Stabside’ prison. BD’s case was that he was acting under duress and was acquitted after a 4 week trial. BD was one of 4 defendants acquitted. (Maidstone Crown Court).
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  • R v JG – representing JG, one of 19 defendants charged with prison mutiny committed at HMP Swaleside, aka ‘Stabside’ prison. JG’s case was that he was not acting in furtherance of a common purpose and did not participate in the ‘mutiny’. JG was acquitted after a 9 week trial and was one of 4 defendants acquitted. (Maidstone Crown Court).
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  • R v EJ – successfully prosecuted a defendant charged with possession of a bladed article (Croydon Crown Court).
  • R v FB – represented a cage fighter prisoner who threw boiling water over a rival inmate at ‘Stabside’ prison (Maidstone Crown Court). Click here for report on Kent Online
  • R v CP – represented a defendant charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm. The defendant had severed the victim’s ear after repeatedly kicking him in the head as he laid unconscious in a pool of blood (Canterbury Crown Court). Click here for report on Kent Online
  • R v SD – represented a defendant charged with making over 700 nuisance calls to the emergency services (Maidstone Crown Court).
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  • R v CG – successfully prosecuted a defendant charged with wounding a Miss England finalist (Maidstone Crown Court).
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  • R v KD – led in a case of manslaughter and violent disorder (Central Criminal Court).
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  • R v DS – represented defendant charged with dangerous driving and assault occasioning actual bodily harm. The defendant drove his car, dragging along a police officer who was half in and half out of the car before crashing into a pub (Maidstone Crown Court).
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  • R v LR – secured the acquittal of a vulnerable defendant charged with conspiracy to commit false imprisonment and assault occasioning actual bodily harm (Woolwich Crown Court).
  • R v FS – secured the acquittal of a defendant charged with possession with intent to supply cocaine and heroin (Maidstone Crown Court).
  • R v WO – secured the acquittal of a defendant charged with possession with intent to supply, offering to supply and possession of criminal property (Maidstone Crown Court).
  • R v DM – secured the acquittal of a defendant charged with affray (Maidstone Crown Court).
  • R v LT – secured the acquittal of a defendant charged with causing serious injury by dangerous driving (Maidstone Crown Court).
  • R v RB – led in 4 month trial in a case of possession with intent to supply and human trafficking. Successful submissions at half-time on counts of human trafficking (Woolwich Crown Court).
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  • R v TG – represented a young defendant charged with attempted GBH (Woolwich Crown Court).
  • R v TC – represented a defendant charged with violent disorder (Maidstone Crown Court).
  • R v LD – represented a defendant charged with conspiracy to supply Class A drugs (Canterbury Crown Court).
  • R v DC – represented a defendant charged with wounding with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (GBH) (Maidstone Crown Court).
  • R v SH – defendant acquitted alongside co-defendant in a two day trial of coercive and controlling behaviour.
  • R v MS – represented a very young client in respect of 11 serious offences in the Youth Court. Secured a non-custodial sentence in respect of all matters, including multiple robberies.
  • R v SM – case of serious assault dismissed following successful submission of no case to answer.
  • R v AM – acquittal of young client based on R v Jogee principles.
  • R v AJ – Crown offer no evidence following successful application to exclude unreliable evidence under Section 78 PACE.

Latest news

8th July 2022

Emin Kandola secures acquittal in ‘Haymaker’ punch causing grievous bodily harm case

Emin Kandola has secured the acquittal of a man charged with causing grievous bodily harm with intent to cause grievous bodily harm (Section 18).

8th March 2022

International Women’s Day 2022 – Six Pump Court Chambers

Six Pump Court is proud to celebrate the women barristers in chambers who practise in all areas of law:

26th June 2020

Bogus caller makes over 700 calls to the emergency services costing around half a million pounds

A 27 year old woman was sentenced after pleading guilty to persistently calling the emergency services, and unlawfully wounding a police officer.

12th March 2020

Conviction in Miss England wounding

China Gold, was today convicted of the unlawful wounding of a former Miss England finalist, Olivia Cooke. Emin Kandola prosecuted.

28th October 2019

Six Pump Court is pleased to welcome Emin Kandola to the Crime Team

Six Pump Court is pleased to announce that Emin Kandola has joined Chambers.

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