Kwaku Awuku-Asabre

Year of Call: 2015  


Overview


Kwaku has appeared daily in both the Magistrates’ and Crown court during pupillage.

In the Magistrates’ court, Kwaku has been instructed regularly in summary trials acting for the defence and prosecution across a range of criminal offences extending to youth matters, driving matters and matters for the probation service.

Kwaku has also appeared in quasi – civil matters extending to dangerous dogs and, since accepting tenancy, council enforcement proceedings.

In the Crown Court, Kwaku has been instructed in trials in relation to perverting the course of justice, drugs offences and offences relating to offensive weapons. Kwaku has also acted in POCA proceedings.

Additionally, during the course of pupillage, Kwaku appeared as the junior before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council in the civil appeal of Dave Persad v Anirudh Singh [2017] UKPC 32.

Outside court Kwaku has undertaken disclosure work for the Government Legal Department in relation to both the Grenfell Tower and Cyprus Colonial Litigation disclosure projects.

Before pursuing a career in the law, Kwaku worked as a fixed income analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch dealing primarily with structured products in the UK banks space. Prior to commencing pupillage, Kwaku worked as a paralegal for Lambeth Council on the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

Memberships


Howard League for Penal Reform
Young Fraud Lawyers Association

Qualifications


CPS Level 1
Lord Mansfield Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
BPTC: City Law School
GDL: City Law School
B.Sc. Economics and Philosophy, London School of Economics (2011)