Tom Kharran Solicitor and Higher Court Advocate


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Office location


430-436 High Road, N17 9JB

Tel: 020 8808 0774


Tom Kharran was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors of England & Wales in 1981. Before this he practised as a barrister having been called to the Bar in 1970 until his conversion to a solicitor in 1981. Having joined the renowned team of expert criminal defence lawyers at EBR Attridge LLP in 2002, Tom defends clients facing any one of a broad spectrum of criminal charges brought before the Courts each year by law enforcement agencies such as the Metropolitan Police, HM Revenue and Customs, National Crime Agency and the Police Central e-Crimes Unit. Additionally, Tom specialises in advising EBR Attridge LLP’s clients currently under active criminal investigation or those having been charged with committing an offence(s) relating to Crown Court Advocacy.

As an accredited Criminal Duty Solicitor, Tom Kharran is a member of the Criminal Litigation Scheme and therefore able to provide consummate legal advice to individuals who have been arrested for allegedly committing any type of criminal offence. Tom provides free legal advice 24 hours a day to clients held for questioning at any police station in and around central London and boroughs within the Greater London area as well as at police stations in Middlesex, Herts and Essex.

Having been granted Higher Rights of Audience in All Criminal Courts, Tom Kharran is empowered to act on client instructions and provide first class legal representation in Court hearings within all Courts of Law. These include for example, bail applications, plea & direction hearings and summary trials that are heard in any of the country’s Magistrates Courts and Youth Courts. Additionally he has the invested authority to conduct an expert criminal defence for clients facing trial by jury at any Crown Court in England & Wales.

 A highly accomplished criminal defence lawyer, Tom Kharran professional achievements include having provided criminal defence services to high profile cases, several of which care regarded as notable cases.

Being an expert criminal defence lawyer at EBR Attridge LLP also means that Tom Kharran has experience of providing in-depth specialist legal advice and representation to company directors and owners as well as other corporate bodies who are under investigation or facing prosecution by law enforcement agencies and financial regulatory authorities including the FCA (Financial Conduct Authority), formally known as the FSA (Financial Services Authority) and law enforcement agencies such as the National Health & Safety Executive.

Tom Kharran has developed a strong and loyal client following. This is due to the high level of commitment and attention to detail demonstrated in every criminal case in which he is instructed upon to prepare an expert criminal defence. Under the Solicitors Act of 1974, Tom Kharran is a fully qualified Solicitor regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and employed by EBR Attridge LLP,  one of the largest criminal defence law firm in London, the South East and Essex who is also duly registered and authorised by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Being employed by one of the country’s largest expert criminal defence law firms means that, Tom has direct access to the latest legal technology, research tools and professional support services vital to ensuring the best possible outcome to a client’s criminal case. Consequently, Tom consistently surpasses expectations at the conclusion of any type of crime-related prosecution faced by his clients. Tom is a highly valued member of the EBR Attridge LLP team which includes many of the country’s leading expert criminal defence solicitors and criminal solicitor advocates.

The vast majority of Tom Kharran colleagues at EBR Attridge LLP hold professional accreditation to the Criminal Litigation Scheme. Owing largely to our extensive expertise, EBR Attridge LLP is listed by prestigious legal ratings guide, The Legal 500 and is only one of seven criminal law firms in the UK to be rated by SuperLawyers 2013. A number of highly skilled and qualified legal executives (CILEX) and accredited police station representatives support the overall team, together with highly experienced professional paralegals and supervised trainee solicitors. A first class highly efficient management support team complete the make-up of London’s largest criminal law firm.


Contact Tom Kharran

Tom Kharran can be contacted on 020 8808 0774 or via email to discuss how he together with other team members at EBR Attridge LLP may be of service


R v C (2016) case involving allegations of kidnapping/abduction of children.

R v L (2015) Acted as advocate in a multi handed case where the allegation was that there were substantial importations of class A drugs into the UK and their subsequent distribution.

 R v B (2014) Represented where his client was alleged to be selling firearms to an under cover police officer.

R v S (2012) He was lead at the Old Bailey on a gang murder involving members of the Sri Lankan community.

R v O H (2010) Represented in a substantial conspiracy to defraud the Inland Revenue of over £10m.

R v A M (2008) – Acted as Solicitor Advocate successfully defended in a multi-handed violent disorder which took place at a reputable nightclub in London.

R v K W (2006) – Represented where the Defendant was alleged to have used a blow torch to threaten his victims who allegedly owed him money for the sale of drugs.

R v K W (2006) – Represented where the Defendant was alleged to have used a blow torch to threaten his victims who allegedly owed him money for the sale of drugs.

R v D-J (2006) – Acted as Solicitor Advocate and successfully defended a client charged with serious allegations of conspiracy to import drugs into the UK from Guyana and manufacturing 'crack cocaine' believed to be valued in the region of £300 million. The gang had devised a complex international route by which cocaine paste and liquid would reach Britain via Amsterdam and Paris with the drugs hidden in specially adapted suitcases, sealed rum bottles and even toothpaste tubes. Dubbed the 'bling bling gang' the prosecution was brought as a result of a joint operation by UK and French Authorities

R v T (2005) – In a large-scale operation by the Metropolitan police to dismantle a Turkish criminal network involved in a conspiracy to smuggle large quantities of heroin with a street value of over £3 million into London.