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Adeela Khan

Adeela Khan | Solicitor 020 7874 8371

I joined Hodge Jones and Allen in 2014. I was admitted as a solicitor in 2009 after training at a respected Tottenham firm. From the beginning of my career, I have represented those accused of the most serious offences such as murder, rape and fraud to less serious, but equally as important theft, assault and drugs offences.

I am part of the protest team at HJA. My experience in this area means that I am able to provide specialist advice in this complex area. I am passionate about challenging prosecution evidence, preparing legal submissions and arguing human rights grounds in relation to the right to protest. I have represented defendants who have been charged with offences arising out of Brixton anti-gentrification protests, Aylesbury Estate and anti-arms fair demonstrations, all of which have resulted in acquittals.

I have a particular interest in squatting cases. I have secured the acquittal of defendants charged with squatting in residential premises where I have successfully argued that the premises were not, in fact, residential. I also have expertise in breach of dispersal notice, public order act cases and assaults on police.

I take a pro-active approach to my cases. I regularly prepare legal arguments that often result in the prosecution offering no evidence, discontinuing charges or offering an out of court disposal in the alternative to prosecution.

I am a recommended lawyer by Netpol (Network for Police Monitoring).


  • University of West of England – LPC – distinction
  • University of West of England – LLB (Law) – 2:1


  • Hodge Jones and Allen 2014 – present
  • Ronald Fletcher Baker LLP – Assistant Solicitor – 2010 – 2014
  • Wilson Solicitors LLP – 2006 – 2010 – Trained and remained as solicitor after qualification

Notable cases

  • R v IA and others [2016] All defendants acquitted of obstructing a highway after it was argued that they were acting to prevent criminal offences of illegal arms sales and war crimes
  • R v MM and another [2015] Case dismissed at half time after successful submission of “no case to answer” in relation to the premises being “residential”.
  • R v MS and others [2014] Acquittal of 3 defendants accused of squatting in a residential premises after two day trial and legal submissions in relation to the legal definition of “residential”.
  • R v AA [2014] Multi – handed conspiracy to supply class B drugs resulting in discharge of Jury due to successful arguments in relation to deficiencies in prosecution evidence.
  • R v GZ [2013] Represented Lithuanian male accused of murder of a friend in a drunken fight.
  • R v TF [2012] Acquittal of male accused of eight offences including violent disorder after being identified by police as being part of the widespread disorder of August 2011.
  • R v CT [2012] Successful representations to prosecution to offer no evidence in relation to a vulnerable 18 year old girl accused of firearm offences.
  • R v KT [2009] Represented adult male with learning difficulties and HIV for matters relating to sexual activity with two separate underage complainants. Acquitted in both trials.
  • Petrou, R v [2009] Finding of dangerousness quashed in Court of Appeal and sentence for ABH reduced after defendant advised by previous solicitors that he had no grounds to appeal.

Personal interests
In my spare time I enjoy cooking, last minute holidays and playing tennis.