Samreen Akhtar

Call: 2010


T: 01274 722560

University of Huddersfield, Law LLB Hons (2009)
BPP Leeds, Bar Vocational Course (2010)
BPP Leeds, LLM in Professional Legal Practice (2013)

Director of LLM Programmes’ Scholar (2012)

Lincoln’s Inn

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 Lincoln’s Inn. Samreen completed pupillage with the Crown Prosecution Service.

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

Prior to joining the Crown Prosecution Service, Samreen defended household insurance companies against personal injury claims. She also worked for a national law firm representing claimants in personal injury and uninsured loss matters.

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 both the Diana Award Mentoring Programme and Urban Lawyers which aims to educate and inform young people about criminal law and pursuing a career at the Bar.