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Individual Profile

Dijen Basu QC

5 Essex Court - London

Dijen Basu QC - 5 Essex Court
  • 5 Essex Court
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • EC4Y 9AH

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Practice Areas

Practice Areas: Public and administrative law, representing the police in civil claims, inquests and inquiries. Examples: Koraou v Greater Manchester Police [2015] 3 WLR 966 – Court of Appeal (alleged failure to investigate a serious attack), Ipswich Town FC v Suffolk Police [2016] 4 WLR 118 (charging for policing), R (M) v Hampshire Police [2015] 1 WLR 1176, CA (search regime for sex offenders compatible with their human rights), The Alexander Perepilichnyy Inquest (Russian ‘whistle-blower’, whose death aged 43 while jogging, is unexplained), R (Mackaill) v IPCC [2014] EWHC 3170 (judicial review arising out of ‘Plebgate’– the incident at the gates of Downing Street), R {Minter) v Hampshire Police [2014J 1 WLR 179, CA (extended sentences and sex offender registration), R (A) v Chief Constable of Kent [2013] EWCA Civ 1706, CA (Enhanced Criminal Record Certificates), R (Mengesha) v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis [2013] EWHC 1695 (Admin) ('kettling'), R (R) v Chief Constable of West Midlands Constabulary [2014] 1 Cr App R 16 (collection of DNA from historic offenders).


Called to the Bar 1994, Silk 2015; Crown Court Recorder 2010; Attorney General's Panel of Special Advocates 2009; registered with the GMC to practise medicine 1992; M.B., B.S. degree {with distinction in surgery) from what is now Guy's, King's and St Thomas' School of Medicine 1991.


Private pilot's licence for both aeroplanes and helicopter.