Puneet Grewal

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"An excellent junior with a varied practice spanning all areas of criminal defence. She attracts praise for her advocacy style and her client-handling skills".

Puneet Grewal has a broad criminal practice and is regularly instructed as led junior and junior alone in all areas of serious and complex crime, including organised crime, violence, drugs and sexual offences.

She is instructed for both the defence and the prosecution and is a Level 3 prosecutor on the CPS Advocate Panel List and is also on the CPS Rape and Serious Sexual Offences list. She is known for her skilled advocacy, meticulous attention to detail, case preparation and sound tactical judgment.

Puneet has experience representing young and vulnerable clients and is able to provide advice at the earliest possible juncture.

She undertakes both privately funded and legal aid work, and she is accredited by the Bar Council to provide Public Access Services.


Puneet is regularly instructed in serious gang-related cases involving Drugs, Murder, Kidnap and Violent Disorder.

Featured Organised Crime cases

Operation Hegel (Harrow Crown Court)

Attempted Murder and Violent Disorder.

Operation Jessorea (Snaresbrook Crown Court)

Attempted Murder and s.18.

Operation Tick (Portsmouth Crown Court)

Conspiracy to Kidnap involving a gang claiming to be the police, who later made demands for Bitcoin.

Operation Eldercastle (Leeds Crown Court)

Conspiracy to Supply Controlled Drugs.

Operation Morse (Kingston Crown Court)

Conspiracy to Kidnap.

Instructed, in a variety of allegations, including historic offences.

Featured Sexual Offences cases

R v W (Chelmsford Crown Court)

acquitted of multiple incident counts relating to allegations dating back to 1968.

R v K (Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court)

24-year-old man acquitted of rape, x2 causing prostitution for gain and perverting the course of justice.

R v S (St Albans Crown Court)

successfully defended a 16-year-old boy accused of rape following a retrial.

R v C (Peterborough Crown Court)

acquittal of a man accused of assaulting a female whilst she was drunk and unconscious.

R v P (St Albans Crown Court, sitting at Huntingdon)

acquittal of man charged with assault by penetration.

R v J (Swindon Crown Court)

man extradited from Australia to stand trial in relation to historic sexual offences.

Puneet is instructed as led junior and junior alone in allegations of murder and attempted murder.

Featured Murder & Manslaughter cases

Operation Hegel (Harrow Crown Court)

Operation Jessorea (Snaresbrook Crown Court)

R v B (Taunton Crown Court)

Puneet has acted for an alleged Islamic Fundamentalist.

Featured Terrorism cases

R v I (Kingston Crown Court)

Instructed as junior alone in a range of cases involving allegations of serious violence, including conspiracy to commit GBH, violent disorder, false imprisonment, child cruelty and robbery.

Featured Violence cases

R v K (Kingston Crown Court)

acquitted of robbery and assault.

R v R (Warwick Crown Court)

Cruelty to a person under 16 years.

R v W (Birmingham Crown Court)

teenager with Autism Spectrum Disorder acquitted of s.18 having accepted that he stabbed a vulnerable man three times.

R v F (Birmingham Crown Court)

multi-handed trial involving possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, affray, and having an offensive weapon.

R v T (Chelmsford Crown Court)

acquittal of a man charged with controlling and coercive behaviour in an intimate family relationship, and religiously aggravated assault by beating.

R v Y (Bournemouth Crown Court)

acquittal of 21-year-old man alleged to have travelled from London to Bournemouth to supply drugs. The Crown said that he had done so not through compulsion but through choice, despite the conclusive grounds stating that the man had been a victim of modern slavery.

R v R (Luton Crown Court)

acquitted of causing death by dangerous driving of two individuals travelling on a horse and trap on a dual carriageway.

Instructed in cases of fraud involving local authorities and corporations.

Featured Fraud cases

Sandwell Borough Council v W (Wolverhampton Crown Court)

Recent articles

Puneet Grewal secures acquittal at the Central Criminal Court in a multi-handed conspiracy to transfer firearm and ammunition

Puneet Grewal leading Francesca Hallet (MK Law) represented the first defendant in a multi-handed case alleging a conspiracy to transfer a firearm and ammunition. The jury returned unanimous not guilty verdicts after 2 days following…

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Puneet Grewal makes successful submission of no case to answer for client charged with x3 rape and false imprisonment before close of the prosecution case. 

Puneet Grewal represented a client at Harrow Crown Court charged with multiple rapes, false imprisonment, theft and assault. She made an application of no case to answer relying on the first limb of R v…

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"An excellent junior with a varied practice spanning all areas of criminal defence. She attracts praise for her advocacy style and her client-handling skills".

  • BSc
  • LLM
  • Level 3 Prosecutor
  • Public Access

  • Inner Temple
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • South Eastern Circuit
  • Society of Labour Lawyers

  • Punjabi
  • Hindi
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