Gurdeep Garcha represented a defendant who was found not guilty by a jury after just 95 minutes of retirement, following a 9 day trial at Birmingham Crown Court.
A direct descendant of one of the oldest sets of Barristers Chambers in Birmingham, Citadel is now a leading and progressive set conveniently situated in the heart of Birmingham, immediately opposite the Queen Elizabeth II Law Courts.
Our members and staff are committed to maintaining high professional standards, whilst adopting a flexible and forward-thinking approach to the demands of modern legal practice.
Citadel has acquired a strong reputation defending and prosecuting in criminal proceedings, but in recent years has developed into a multi-disciplinary set, able to offer first class advocacy in all types of Court, tribunal or other arena in which effective representation is required. The large criminal team, which covers the full range of criminal work, is complemented by teams in other areas of practice - sports law, licensing, general common law (including contentious civil costs), employment, immigration and asylum, inquiries and inquests.
Chambers has a wealth of experience in a wide range of regulatory work : trading standards, health and safety, environmental law, consumer law, VAT / revenue appeals, education law, and professional or occupational displinary matters. Individual members have their own particular areas of expertise, including actions against the police, prison law, and family work.
A significant number of members of Chambers hold part-time judicial appointments.
In addition, we now have links with New Park Court Chambers, a large set based in Leeds and Newcastle, allowing us to offer our clients a nationwide service.
Conference facilities include
- video conferencing, including link to HM Prisons (by prior arrangement)
- conference rooms and lecture/seminar room suitable for large groups
- access for visitors with mobility difficulties, and wheelchair users
- wi-fi connectivity
These facilities are available to all our clients, and also for private hire : please speak to our administration team if you need further information or other special arrangements.
Citadel is a registered provider of Continuing Professional Education, recognised by the Bar Council and the Law Society. Each spring and autumn, Chambers provides a free lecture series dealing with new developments in criminal law, evidence and procedure. For further information, see the Seminars and Training or News sections of this website.
In addition, members of Citadel can provide tailor-made Seminars and training sessions in specific practice areas, either in Chambers or elsewhere : see Seminars and Training.
Equal Opportunity Policy
Citadel operates an equal opportunity policy and acts in accordance with the Bar Code of Conduct and the Equality Code for the Bar. We seek to prevent direct or indirect discrimination towards our clients, staff, tenants and pupils, on the grounds of race, colour, ethnic or national origin, nationality or citizenship, political persuasion, religion, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, disability or age.