Name:
Tania Panagiotopoulou
Year of Call:
1994
Inn:
Middle Temple
Languages spoken:
Greek
German
Area of Expertise:
Crime
Practice Summary:
Crime
Biography:
Tania has a well established criminal defence practice, with an emphasis on sexual and violent offences, increasingly as a leader and also as a junior (alone or led). In addition, she has many years of experience in large, complex fraud cases and has successfully defended a large number of confiscation matters. She is valued by solicitors for her client care and hands on approach to cases and is highly regarded for her sensitive approach to cases involving vulnerable defendants. She has appeared at appellate level in a wide range of cases both in relation to conviction and sentence. Tania accepts instructions directly from members of the public (Public Access) in all non-legally aided work.

Memberships

Criminal Bar Association, South Eastern Circuit

Notable Cases

  • R v FK and Ors (2014):Defendant charged with a large scale conspiracy to defraud the LB of Southwark (Woolwich CC).
  • R v KC (2014): Involving allegations of rape against a 16 year old girl known to the family of the defendnat (Harrow CC).
  • R v GP (2014): involving allegations of rape against a 9 year old girl (Wood Green CC).
  • R v NP (2014): involving numerous allegations of rape against a partner (Snaresbrook CC).
  • R v DP (2013): a case involving 37 separate complainants of sexual abuse (Southwark CC).
  • R v Dylan Addo and Ors: conspiracy to supply firearms and ammunition with intent to endanger life.
  • R v AM: conspiracy to import counterfeit cigarettes on a very large scale.
  • R v NM: people trafficking.
  • R v Auguste: allwoing premises to be used for the purposes of smoking cannabis.
  • R v Raffique: dangerous dogs.

Interests

Tania is a self-confessed 'foodie' and loves to bake in her spare time.

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Education & Awards:
LLB (Hons) LLM International & Commercial Law