Anu frequently undertakes serious criminal work including offences such as murder, attempted murder, section 18 wounding / causing grievous bodily harm. For example, she acted as junior counsel (led by Oliver Blunt QC) in the successful defence of a youth charged with the assassination of Clive Brown near the Queens Park Rangers football ground on Christmas Eve in 2008. Anu is experienced in defending clients charged with causing grave, life-threatening or life-changing injuries including gunshot wounds, severe eye injuries, facial deformations, multiple fractures and knife wounds. She also undertakes work involving allegations of kidnap, false imprisonment, torture and aggravated burglary. These cases often involve complex scientific evidence, extensive telephone surveillance, tracking methods and other forms of police intelligence.
Firearms and other weapons
Work in this area has included the successful defence of a university student with no previous convictions or cautions who was charged with pointing a shotgun at a woman’s head. This work is often combined with other serious offences; for instance, Anu successfully defended a man charged with falsely imprisoning another with the use of a firearm and other weapons. Her work has also encompassed the possession, use, transportation and distribution of firearms.
Anu has dealt with several cases involving conspiracies to import or supply large quantities of class A and B drugs. This type of work has often included the use of scientific, forensic, telephone and intelligence-based evidence. Further, it can include evidence from other jurisdictions or countries. Aside from complex cases, she also undertakes straightforward supply, possession with intent to supply and simple possession matters.