Simren prosecutes and defends in the Crown Court accepting a broad range of instructions across spectrum of criminal law, with recent instructions including: murder, robbery; drugs; weapons offences; violence; and dangerous dogs.

He has a particular interest in serious and organised crime, and is meticulous in his case preparation, providing an outstanding service to his clients.

Before coming to the Bar, Simren worked as a paralegal at Keoghs assessing RTA claims on behalf of defendant insurer clients with a view to negotiating settlement, in the first instance, before instructing and briefing Counsel.

He also has previously worked a Specialist Support Worker for children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, providing respite care, and has a particular ability to build rapport with vulnerable individuals.

CPS Panel appointments

General Crime Level 2

Key cases

R v DK & TB – Leicester Crown Court – 2023

Led junior prosecuting a multi-handed murder, involving kidnap and blackmail, where both Defendants blamed each other for inflicting the fatal injuries. The case also involved a ‘black money’ fraud committed by the deceased. Both Defendants were convicted, with TB convicted of manslaughter.

Read the BBC coverage here.

R v KG – Aylesbury Crown Court – 2023 

Defended a young individual who was charged in a 3-handed Robbery. After representations made to the Crown on the evidence, on the day of trial, the Crown accepted that an Affray had taken place. The individual received a community order.

R v CB – Swindon Crown Court – 2023

Defended an individual charged with an Affray, alongside another, at a public house which was covered by CCTV. She was acquitted after a successful half-time argument, carefully examining the footage, on the basis that she was a victim of an assault herself, and was acting in self-defence.

R v WH – Reading Crown Court – 2023

Defended an individual charged with ABH and breach of a non-molestation order, which relied on eyewitness evidence, and police attendance within minutes of the alleged assault. After representations to the Crown on the day of trial, the Crown offered no evidence.

R v JH – Colchester Magistrates’ Court 2022
Defended an individual charged with assaulting another, who happened to be an off-duty police officer of 20 years’ experience. Successfully raised self-defence, despite the Complainant’s account being supported by his wife, resulting in JH’s acquittal.

R v AD – Northampton Crown Court – 2022
Defended a young man at sentence, convicted of 2 counts of concern in the supply of Class A drugs. He had committed these offences whilst in the currency of a 2 years’ suspended sentence for possession with intent to supply Class A drugs. After mitigation, the Court agreed with the submission that whilst the appropriate starting point was 4 years’ 6 months, a custodial sentence would not meet AD’s rehabilitative needs. The Court imposed a 2 years’ suspended sentence order.

Further information

2019 – BPP University Manchester – BPTC – Very Competent

2018 – University of Manchester – M.Phil – A(i) Pass with no corrections – Thesis Title – ‘Responsibility, Insanity, and Detention: Dealing with the psychopathic offender’

2016 – University of Manchester – Law LLB – First Class Honours

Appointments & Memberships

Middle Temple

Grade 2 Prosecutor

Criminal Bar Association

Awards and Scholarships
Sir Joseph Cantley Memorial Scholarship – Middle Temple (2017)

BPP Advocacy Award and BPP Excellence Award (2016)

Winner – OUP & BPP National Mooting Competition (2015/16)


Punjabi – Fluent