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Yogain Chandarana
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Yogain Chandarana is a specialist criminal defence practitioner, instructed in a wide range of complex and high-profile criminal cases.  He has built a successful reputation as a barrister who is a passionate and diligent advocate seeking to achieve the best results for his professional and lay clients.  He is respected for his advocacy, detailed approach to legal arguments and his court room presence.

As a leading Junior, Yogain regularly represents defendants in cases involving murder/manslaughter, serious violence, organised crime and large-scale drug production/supply/importation.  

He is widely regarded and sought after for his strategic approach and attention to detail, defending all aspects of fraud, money-laundering and financial crime offences.

He has expertise in defending cases involving young and vulnerable defendants and has appeared in reported cases relating to the interpretation/application of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.  His experience also encompasses the specialist area of Street Art/Graffiti and linked publications alleged to have incited criminal offences, successfully mounting freedom of speech defences for such publications.

Yogain also defends Service personnel in Court Martial trials.

Yogain is Direct Access qualified.



South Eastern Circuit

AMCA (Association of Military Court Advocates)


Chambers UK Bar Guide 2022

"A smooth, straightforward, impressive advocate."


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