Trishna is a Criminal & Extradition Paralegal based in our London Offices. She graduated from London Metropolitan University with an Honours Degree in Law. While studying, she took advantage of any opportunity to work voluntarily at local firms and gained early stage experiences within the Legal field.

Trishna works mainly within the Magistrates Court and Crown Court Department.

Her passion for Criminal Defence allowed her to specialise in sensitive cases involving Sexual Offences, Possession of Indecent Images, Rape, Grooming, Voyeurism and Historic Sexual Offences.

Trishna also specialises in defending vulnerable Defendant’s suffering from mental health issues.

Trishna also deals with a wide range of Criminal cases including Drugs, Assault and Serious Violence.

Trishna also deals with Extradition proceedings; defending those from Romania, Bulgaria, Slovakia, and Lithuania.

Trishna has built a loyal client base going above and beyond to ensure every individual receives a bespoke, dedicated, professional service. She believes that no matter what her clients are accused of, everyone deserves to be represented professionally. This belief drives Trishna’s work ethic ensuring that all of her clients are provided with the same excellent client care.

Trishna deals with both; private and publicly funded (Legal Aid) cases. Trishna understands and appreciates that not all of her clients can afford to pay privately and therefore, takes a large number of publicly funded cases too. She maintains the same level of enthusiasm, professionalism and dedication to all of her clients whether private or publicly funded.

Outside of work, Trishna enjoys travelling, reading and socialising.

Notable Cases

  • R v C (2020) – Our client was charged with False Imprisonment contrary to Common Law. He entered a Not Guilty plea and the case was sent up to the Crown Court due to the seriousness of the offence. He was released on conditional bail not to contact the complainant and Prosecution witnesses.After a 2 week trial last year, the Judge ordered for the trial to be re-fixed due to the Crown not serving all evidence that they rely on to the Defence prior to the trial. The trial therefore, was re-fixed for March 2020. After a 2 week trial this March, due to the Defence representations and the inconsistencies in the Prosecution witnesses’ evidence, our client was found Not Guilty and acquitted of the charge against him.
  • R v B (2020) – Our client was charged with Theft of £38,625.44 contrary to Section 1 (1) Theft Act 1968, Fraud contrary to Section 4 Fraud Act 2006 and Fraud by False Representation contrary to Section 2 Fraud Act 2006. Our client entered a Not Guilty plea and proceeded to have a Crown Court trial.After successful pressure on the CPS, lack of evidence and the complainant not wishing to continue with the prosecution and withdrawing her statement and allegation, the Crown offered no evidence and our client was found Not Guilty.
  • R v T (2019) – Our client was arrested and interviewed for Attempting to Meet a Child following Sexual Grooming contrary to S1 (1) Criminal Attempts Act 1981, Suspicion of engaging in Sexualised Communication with a Child contrary to S15A Sexual Offences Act 2003, Causing or Inciting a Child to engage in Sexual Activity contrary to S10 Sexual Offences Act 2003, and Causing a Child to watch a Sexual Act contrary to S12 Sexual Offences Act 2003.Our client was Released Under Investigation for 9 months. After successful pressure on the police and CPS, no further action was taken against our client due to lack of evidence and the prosecution of our client not being in the public interest.
  • R v R (2019) – Our client was arrested and interviewed for Revenge Porn contrary to S33 Criminal Justice and Courts Act 2015. Following his interview, our client was Released Under Investigation.After a lengthy investigation of 11 months and successful pressure on the police, no further action was taken against our client due to the lack of evidence.
  • R v W (2019) – Our client was arrested and interviewed for Possession of Indecent Images contrary to S160 Criminal Justice Act 1988 and S1 Protection of Children Act 1978. Following his interview, our client was Released Under Investigation.After successful pressure on the police, no further action was taken against our client due to the lack of evidence.
  • R v L (2019) – Our client was arrested and interviewed for Possession of Indecent Images contrary to S160 Criminal Justice Act 1988 and S1 Protection of Children Act 1978. Following her interview, our client was Released Under Investigation.After successful pressure on the police, no further action was taken against our client due to the lack of evidence.
  • R v M (2019) – Our client was charged with Assault by Beating of an Emergency Worker contrary to Section 1(2) Assaults on Emergency Workers (Offences) Act 2018 and Section 39(2) Criminal Justice Act 1988. Our client entered a Not Guilty plea and was released on unconditional bail until his trial.Our client was a vulnerable adult and suffered from mental health issues. After having him assessed by a Psychiatrist and putting successful pressure on CPS, the Prosecution offered no evidence prior to the trial and the case was discontinued.
  • R v A (2019) – Our client was charged with Assault by Beating contrary to S39 Criminal Justice Act 1988. Our client entered a Not Guilty plea and was released on conditional bail until his trial.During this, we instructed a Pathologist to identify how the injuries looked to have been caused.We also took detailed instructions from our client and his young son, who was a witness to the incident. It was then revealed that in fact, the complainant caused the ‘injuries’ herself as a way of revenge against our client due to personal reasons. This was evident when she was cross-examined on the day of the trial, and our client was found Not Guilty.
  • R v A (2019) – Our client was charged with Assault by Beating x 2 contrary to S39 Criminal Justice Act 1988. Our client entered a Not Guilty plea and was remanded in custody until his trial. Due to the lack of evidence to support the CPS, our client’s case was discontinued.
  • R v Y (2019) – Our client was charged with Assault by Beating contrary to S39 Criminal Justice Act 1988. Our client entered a Not Guilty plea and proceeded to trial. After successful pressure on the CPS and the lack of evidence, our client was acquitted on the day of his trial.
Areas of Expertise
  • Criminal Law
  • Sexual Offences
  • Possession of Indecent Images
  • Vulnerable Defendant’s suffering from mental health issues
  • Extradition
Education and Memberships
  • Call and Inn: 2008 Middle Temple (non-practising)
  • Extraditions Lawyers Association
  • Duty Solicitor
  • The Law Society
  • Extradition Lawyers Association
Trishna Kerai
Criminal & Extradition Paralegal
Contact Details

Aviation House, 125 Kingsway, London WC2B 6NH

tk@oraclesolicitors.co.uk

+44 020 3051 5060

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