Samreen Akhtar

Call: 2010


T: 01274 722560

Practice Overview

Samreen graduated from the University of Huddersfield and completed the Bar Vocational Course at BPP Law School, in Leeds. She was called to the Bar in July 2010 by The Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn and completed pupillage with the Crown Prosecution Service. 

Samreen has prosecuted at youth, magistrates’ and crown courts. She has acted on behalf of the Crown Prosecution Service’s Complex Casework Unit, Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Unit, Proceeds of Crime Unit, Organised Crime Division and the Serious Fraud Division.  Samreen has also prosecuted on behalf of the National Crime Agency, Department for Work and Pensions and the National Wildlife Crime Unit. 

Samreen is fluent in Pashto and Urdu and is content to conduct conferences and take instructions in these languages, if required.

In her spare time, Samreen mentors undergraduate law students at the University of Huddersfield. She is part of the ‘Barristers in Schools’ scheme which is run by the Bar Council and challenges stereotypes amongst schoolchildren about a career at the Bar. She is also enrolled as a volunteer for Urban Lawyers which aims to educate and inform young people about criminal law and pursuing a career at the Bar.