Kinneri Patel

Senior Associate Solicitor

Kinneri is a highly experienced criminal solicitor and is a member of our serious and complex crime team.

She has represented clients on a wide range of matters including serious fraud, murder, kidnap, armed robbery, serious violence, drug importations and and other conspiracy cases.

She has extensive experience of proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act and is part of our enforcement and asset forfeiture team.

She also  has extensive day-to-day experience in assisting clients at the police station and as an advocate having represented clients on a range of  hearings before the Magistrates Court and the Youth Court.

Kinneri also prepares major cases in the Crown Court and has been praised by her clients and by her opponents for her meticulous case preparation ensuring that her clients’ defence is put forward most effectively at trial. As a result, many of her cases do not reach trial stage and have been dismissed at Court an early stage in proceedings or in some instances, Kinneri has been able to negotiate effectively with the Prosecution on her clients’ behalf to discontinue proceedings.

Kinneri believes in leaving no stone unturned in the pursuit of her clients’ cases and this has led to the successful acquittal of many of her  clients.

What others say about Kinneri

  • Kinneri is very enthusiastic and thorough. Nothing is ever too much trouble…

  • Kinneri will always make that extra effort to do the very best for her clients…..and get results. Will do what it takes

Kinneri’s recent cases include:

Fraud and Business Crime

R v JA (Snaresbrook): Represented client on a substantial mortgage fraud case involving numerous London properties of high value.

R v SO:  Successfully represented city banker in allegations of insurance fraud to avoid charge.

Drugs Conspiracy Cases

R v RC-(Bristol)(SOCA): Representing client charged with 17 others in a large scale conspiracy to Import class A drugs.

R v B (Peterborough)(SOCA): Defending client on a large scale conspiracy to supply drugs.-Operation Valens

R v S- (Isleworth)(SOCA): Defending client in a conspiracy case with 10 others in a large scale conspiracy to supply drugs within the south east region.


R v M (Central Criminal Court): Representing young client charged with a number of others in Murder case at the Old Bailey.

R v G- (Old Bailey):  Representing client in “Honour Killing” case. This case required careful handling and understanding of sensitive cultural issues.

R v N-(Central Criminal Court): Successfully represented client facing Murder charge on a defence of diminished responsibility.

R v A- (Central Criminal Court): Murder case involving gangland shooting and contract killing. Client found Not Guilty.

R v KK: (Central Criminal Court): Successfully represented client on Murder charge. Issues of mental illness and suggestibility.

R v VN- (Central Criminal Court): Murder case with substantial medical and forensic issues

Other Cases 

R v KL-( Leicester): Defending client charged with 5 others on a case involving a Conspiracy to breach Immigration laws by organising false marriages and false supporting documents.

R v AW- (Isleworth):  The defendant was accused of facilitating a breach of UK immigration law by asserting that two children were her biological children despite DNA evidence to the contrary. This was an interesting case attracting media attention.  It raised issues of false pregnancy syndrome, fraudulent midwifery services in Port Harcourt and the prevalence of ‘baby farms’ in Nigeria. After disclosure arguments and expert reports from a Psychiatrist and a Gynaecologist the Crown decided to offer no evidence.

R v T-(Croydon):  Defending client with charges arising from Croydon Riots including attacking and burning down the Reeves Store.

R v JK-(Aylesbury): Successfully represented 3 defendants charged with Kidnap and Blackmail and other Firearms offences. All 3 defendants were found Not Guilty.

R v X: Successfully represented client to avoid all charges where he was allegedly complicit and involved in serious sexual offences with a premier league footballer which were supposed to have taken place at a central London hotel.

Personal Background: Kinneri’s hobbies include zumba dance, travel, fine wines and snowboarding.