Sahara Fergus-Simms

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A meticulous advocate who is experienced in representing vulnerable clients and those with complex needs across a range of practice areas.

Sahara acts as led junior and junior alone accepting instructions on a publicly funded or private basis. She covers a range of criminal defence work encompassing: drug offences, organised crime, violent offences and financial crime.

Sahara’s measured but robust approach means that she is trusted by both clients and solicitors when faced with challenging cases.

Sahara has significant experience assisting vulnerable individuals. Prior to joining Chambers, Sahara facilitated police station interviews with vulnerable adults and young people in her capacity as an Appropriate Adult for Southwark Social Services. She also delivered training on behalf of the Borough to other Appropriate Adults on the topic of police bail and after qualifying as a restorative justice conference facilitator with the Restorative Justice Council, sat on the Youth Referral Order Panel. Sahara has also volunteered as a case worker for Bail for Immigration Detainees in Oxford and worked as a criminal defence paralegal where she prepared cases for a range of offences including firearms, blackmail and kidnapping.

Sahara is involved in Chambers’ work with the BPP Streetlaw programme. The programme provides training to law students who then deliver presentations to schools and young offender institutions on topics such as knife crime and joint enterprise.

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