Neelam’s practice focuses on criminal defence, inquests and professional discipline.
She has experience representing professionals charged with criminal offences with an eye to the regulatory consequences that may follow. She has acted on behalf of medical professionals, teachers, and police officers.
Neelam is regularly instructed as sole counsel in serious multi-handed matters before the Crown Court. She recently represented the first of three defendants charged with conspiracy to rob high-value watches in Knightsbridge after a professional basketball player was robbed of a Rolex at knifepoint. She is currently instructed in a multi-handed conspiracy to supply Class A drugs where her client is said to have occupied a leading role in a drugs line operating in East London.
As led junior, she recently represented one of eight defendants charged with conspiracy to defraud and associated immigration offences centered around a sham Bollywood film production company. The trial at Southwark Crown Court lasted four months and involved a high volume of documentary and banking evidence. As sole junior, she represented a defendant charged with several counts of fraud by false representation in a “tinder swindler” style romance fraud.
Neelam is experienced in cases involving young and vulnerable witnesses requiring special measures. She is currently instructed on behalf of a former tennis instructor charged with assault by penetration of a four-year-old student. She recently represented the former deputy headteacher of a SEN school charged with assaulting a 10-year-old student.
In the area of professional discipline, Neelam has acted on behalf of medical professionals charged with dishonesty and sexual misconduct. She recently appeared in the High Court in an appeal against sanction.
Neelam is frequently instructed to represent medical professionals in inquests. She was recently instructed in a 7-day Article 2 inquest after a hospital in-patient sustained a fatal head injury while suffering from Covid-19 delirium.