Kannan Siva


Name: Kannan Siva
Position: Barrister
Year of Call: 1996

Kannan Siva is a criminal practitioner who has vast experience of defending serious and complex conspiracies relating to drugs and firearms, organised crime, allegations of extreme violence, kidnap, blackmail and fraud. He also prosecutes cases involving organised crime and regularly prosecutes serious sexual allegations, including rape, or cases involving particularly vulnerable victims. He has been a CPS panel advocate level 4 prosecutor since 2009.

He is regularly instructed in cases of murder and other fatalities and is increasingly instructed in allegations of attempted murder.

He has appeared for both Defence and Prosecution against King’s Counsel as the sole advocate or as the leading junior or led junior. Kannan has regularly appeared as the lead advocate in 2-counsel cases for Defence or Prosecution for over a decade.

Ethics Trainer for Western Circuit. Advocacy Training with Gray’s Inn. Kannan has also provided seminars about ethics and advocacy as a guest speaker to practitioners in the UK and beyond.

His previous experience and education includes practice at the independent Bar in London, employment as in-house Counsel for a busy criminal defence firm in Bristol, a degree in English and a year as a medical student.

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