Anoushka Twining joined Chambers as a tenant in January 2022 following the successful completion of her pupillage.

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Anoushka has developed a strong Magistrates Court practice, and continues to develop her Crown Court practice, in all areas of crime. Anoushka has been praised for her sensitive handling of vulnerable witnesses and vulnerable clients, safeguarding her clients’ legal as well as mental health and emotional needs. She is a proactive and diligent advocate.

Anoushka comes to the Criminal Bar following a degree in Criminology at the University of Durham where she specialised in drugs legislation and the Criminal Justice System. She took part in the exclusive Inside-Out Programme run in conjunction with HMP Frankland, a high security men’s prison, alongside 15 life sentence inmates, where she gained further insight into criminal justice and criminal law.

Anoushka brings her academic experience to her work, employing this alongside her comprehensive understanding of the law and her sound judgement to achieve results.

Before joining Chambers for pupillage Anoushka worked at a renowned criminal solicitors’ firm in London as a paralegal. Anoushka gained experience in cash forfeiture and confiscation, which she brings to her practice. Anoushka accepts instructions in these areas alongside her general crime practice.

Anoushka has substantial experience providing pro-bono advice through a number of legal advice clinics, including City of London Appeals Clinic, the Prisoners’ Advice Centre, Toynbee Hall Legal Advice Centre, and the East London Family Court.

Notable cases

R v B [2021] secured an acquittal in a domestic ABH and theft matter for an extremely vulnerable male defendant.

R v C [2021] secured an acquittal in a domestic common assault.

R v L [2021] successfully opposed an application for a CBO made by MPS against a mentally vulnerable male.

Re W [2021] represented a 3rd party to a confiscation, which was negotiated in agreeable terms to all concerned.

R v W [2022] secured an acquittal in a protestor criminal damage case.

Qualifications

Criminology BA (Dunelm), Durham University, 2:1, 2016
GDL, The University of Law, Distinction, 2018
BTPC with LLM, The University of Law, Very Competent and Distinction, 2019
Advocacy Scholar, The University of Law, 2018/19

Professional associations

Honourable Society of Inner Temple
Criminal Bar Association
Women in Criminal Law
Association of Women Barristers