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Karina is a highly experienced barrister, focusing on criminal defence. She speaks French and Italian, and is experienced in both high-profile cases and those involving international clients.
Background and Expertise
Karina takes on all types of criminal work, with leading or junior briefs. These include financial crime (fraud, money laundering and restraint proceedings) and serious organised crime, such as multi-handed drug trafficking and importation.
She is also experienced in cases involving serious and violent crime (including murder, manslaughter, firearms, knife crime, kidnapping and false imprisonment cases), sexual offences of all kinds (including dealing with vulnerable complainants and defendants), robbery of all grades of seriousness, and extradition.
She is a skilled cross-examiner and negotiator. Her experience with judges, juries and witnesses, along with her international experience, enable her to obtain results against the odds.
Karina has been at the criminal Bar since 2004. Before this, she worked at the multinational law firm, Herbert Smith (1986-2004; becoming a French avocat in 1990) and at the common law Bar (1970–86).
Other Activities and Interests
- Serious world traveller. Passionate about fine food and wine
- French (fluent)
- Italian (fluent)
- German (fluent)
PROFILE: Karina Arden
Confiscation / POCA
Fraud, Bribery & Corruption
Inquests / public inquiries
Regulatory / Disciplinary
Financial and Corporate law
020 7489 2727
LLB (Hons), London School of Economics
Diploma in Italian Law, University of Urbino
Criminal Bar Association