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Individual Profile

Dijen Basu QC

Serjeants' Inn Chambers - London

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  • Serjeants’ Inn Chambers
  • London, Greater London, UK
  • EC4Y 1AE

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Practice Areas

Public and administrative law, inquiries and inquests. Examples: Ipswich Town FC v Suffolk Police [2016] 4 WLR 118 (charging for the policing of events: held lawful for the police to charge club for policing of closed roads outside club’s stadium – result of club’s appeal awaited), R (A & ors) v Central Criminal Court & West Midlands Police (search warrants and seizures of mobile phones upheld, despite potential existence of LPP material within them), MLIA & CLEL v Hampshire Police (Court rejected claims of breach of Art 3 ECHR in failing to investigate serious crime and to protect claimants), Koraou v Greater Manchester Police [2015] 3 WLR 966 – Court of Appeal (alleged failure to investigate a serious attack rejected), R (M) v Hampshire Police [2015] 1 WLR 1176, CA (search regime for sex offenders compatible with their human rights), R (Mackaill) v IPCC [2014] EWHC 3170 (judicial review arising out of ‘Plebgate’ – the incident at the gates of Downing Street).


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.