Stephen Akinsanya – Barrister
Stephen Akinsanya is a barrister with a modern approach to independent practice with over 20 year experience at the bar of England and Wales, who prides himself on offering cost effective and efficient advice and representation from start to finish.
Stephen is a member of Great James Street Chambers, having formerly practised at 5 Essex Court and 9 Bedford Row for many years.
“Working creatively and thinking beyond traditional constraints”
As an experienced advocate he has appeared in many complex and serious criminal cases including fraud and murder. He has been led in a number of high profile criminal cases from the Central Criminal court to the Supreme Court. His practice also includes acting for soldiers of Her Majesty’s Armed Forces, advising on contractual disputes and regulatory work before professional bodies.
Stephen was previously a member of the Turks and Caicos Islands Bar and as a member of F Chambers there he appeared as lead counsel in a murder trial, coroner’s inquest and used to regularly defend in cases there. In addition he advises on contractual and commercial disputes as well as providing a second opinion in appellate work. He is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Arbitrators.
Stephen has built a reputation as an approachable, conscientious professional with courteous and sensitive treatment of his solicitors and clients, both professional and lay. He has a noticeable skill of quickly putting his client at ease from the first meeting and throughout the trial process.
He provides clear practical advice and presents his client’s case with clarity and simplicity. He is regarded as a passionate and persuasive advocate.
“…there can be no doubt that the advice, detailed as it is and with great particularity identifying documents and the nature of documents to be obtained, underlines Mr Akinsanya’s expertise and experience in the issue of Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings”
Lady Justice Macur BDE