Puneet Grewal


"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 is instructed as sole junior counsel in a wide range of serious and sensitive cases, including defending allegations of terrorism, sexual offences, robbery, drug offences and conspiracy to commit GBH.

Puneet has experience of defending and prosecuting in a wide range of criminal cases and is known for her skilled advocacy, meticulous attention to detail, case preparation and sound tactical judgment.

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

Puneet also acts in family law matters with an emphasis on care proceedings and is instructed for all types of hearings including directions hearings and final hearings. She has particular experience of representing parties in cases involving serious and complex allegations of domestic abuse, neglect, mental health issues and substance misuse. Puneet receives instructions from parents, grandparents, Local Authoirites and Guardians.

Notable Cases

R v FK, 2020 - Stoke-on-Trent Crown Court - 24 year old man aquitted of rape, x2 causing prostitution for gain and perverting the course of justice


R v W, 2019 - Birmingham Crown Court - Teenager with Autism Spectrum Disorder acquitted of s.18 having accepted that he stabbed a vulnerable man three times. 

R v S, 2018 - St Albans Crown Court - Puneet successfully defended a 16 year old boy accused of rape following a retrial.

R v J, 2018 - Successfully appealed against sentence imposed for armed robbery.

R v T, 2017 - Chelmsford Crown Court - Secured the acquittal of a man charged with controlling and coercive behaviour in an intimate family relationship, and religiously aggravated assault by beating.

R v F, 2017 - Birmingham Crown Court - Multi-handed trial involving possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, affray, and having an offensive weapon.

R v L, 2017 - Kingston Crown Court - Led junior in a terrorism trial involving three defendants charged with preparing for acts of terrorism and failing to disclose information.


R v Daniel, 2016 - Snaresbrook Crown Court - Defendant acquitted of false imprisonment, common assault and theft.

R v Hayward, 2017 - Acquitted of two counts of racially aggravated intentional harassment, alarm or distress.

R v Kensit, 2017 - Court of Appeal - Successfully appealed against a sentence imposed for dangerous driving and failing to surrender.

R v Khan, 2016 - Kingston Crown Court - Defendant acquitted of robbery and common assault.






LLM, King's College London, 2013
BVC, The College of Law, 2010
Graduate Diploma in Law, The College of Law, 2009
BSc, Politics & Sociology, Brunel University, 2008

Memberships & Associations

Inner Temple
Criminal Bar Association
South Eastern Circuit
Young Legal Aid Lawyers
Level 3 prosecutor
Local Councillor, elected 2014

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