Leading terrorism barrister joins Exchange Chambers as a door tenant

November 18, 2015

Exchange Chambers has welcomed one of the country’s leading terrorism barristers as a door tenant.

Frida Hussain, who was called to the Bar in 1995, is experienced in all areas of criminal work as a specialist defence advocate and has a particular name for cases involving terrorism. She is one of the few female barristers in the UK to specialise in this area.

Over the last few years she has practiced almost exclusively in this field regularly dealing with charges ranging from murder, conspiracy to murder, conspiracy to cause explosions and offences arising out of the Terrorism Acts.

Frida has been instructed as counsel representing defendants in many of the UK’s major high profile terrorist cases. These include the July 2005 London bombing campaign, the alleged terrorist training camp cases and the transatlantic airline bomb plot. Other highlights also include a multi-million pound fraud alleged to have funded terrorist activity in the Middle East.

Commenting on her decision to join Exchange Chambers as a door tenant, Frida Hussain said:

“Exchange Chambers has one of the largest and most successful criminal departments in the country with its members regularly instructed in high profile, complex cases.

“While I will retain my tenancy in London, my practice throughout the North is developing all the time so it is the perfect fit for us both.”

Said Tom Handley, Director of Chambers at Exchange Chambers:

“We are delighted to welcome Frida to Chambers. She in increasingly recognised as a go-to barrister for heavyweight terrorism cases having acted in a range of serious, complex and high profile matters.  Her skills and experience add further strength in depth to our criminal department.”