Kannan Siva

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BA (Hons)
Year of call and Inn: 
1996; Gray's Inn
Professional Membership: 
Western Circuit; CBA
Practice Overview: 

Kannan Siva is a criminal practitioner who has vast experience of defending serious and complex conspiracies relating to drugs and firearms, organised crime, allegations of extreme violence, kidnap, blackmail and fraud. He also prosecutes cases involving organised crime and regularly prosecutes serious sexual allegations, including rape, or cases involving particularly vulnerable victims. He has been a CPS panel advocate level 4 prosecutor since 2009.

Recent instructions include cases involving fatalities and attempted murder.

In recent years he has regularly appeared for both Defence and Prosecution against Queen's Counsel as the sole advocate or as the leading junior or led junior.

Kannan has been involved in the training of Ethics for the Western Circuit in recent years and he also has a keen interest in advocacy training.

Areas of Practice

General Information

Kannan’s experience and education includes 18 months employed as in-house Counsel for a busy criminal defence firm, a degree in English and a year as a medical student.

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