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Sara Haque

Year of Call: 2000

Sara Haque is a Barrister at Kenworthy’s Chambers who practices in

Sara became a tenant in 2002 and went on to specialise in Criminal Law. Sara has also been appointed to the Specialist Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Panel of Crown Advocates and is a Category 4 Prosecutor.

Criminal Law

Sara Haque is recommended as a Leading Individual in the Legal 500 for her Criminal Law practice.

With over 20 years of Criminal Advocacy experience, Sara Haque is well known in the Crown Courts on the Northern Circuit. She has successfully built a heavyweight criminal practice and has a high success rate in defending cases of the utmost seriousness.

She has extensive and broad experience in both the Crown Courts and the Court of Appeal, defending in cases involving a wide range of offences including drugs importation and supply, historical sexual offences, and serious violent crimes.

Sara Haque can represent clients in cases involving general Crime, child abuse, child abduction, the Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA), money laundering and confiscation.

She believes thorough preparation, persuasive argument and simple hard work are the keys to her success. Her down-to-earth, approachable manner engages clients quickly, establishing an easy rapport. In court, this transfers to an ability to convey her well-prepared arguments with flair, in a jury-friendly manner.

Criminal Barrister Sara Haque has also been appointed to the Specialist Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Panel of Crown Advocates and is a Category 4 Prosecutor.

If you have a Crime case you need advice or advocacy for, call our Criminal Clerk Paul Mander on 0161 832 4036, email or fill out our contact form.

Public Access

For appropriate Crime cases, Sara Haque will accept instructions from the general public on a direct access basis.

Please refer to the below pricing range for Public Access Barrister services. Prices are subject to case type, complexity and seniority or experience of the Barrister. Accurate quotes will be provided before work on the case begins.

Services Cost
Advice and Preparation (Hourly Rate): £75 to £200 + VAT
Court Attendance (Day Rate): £300 to £1,000 + VAT
Conferences (Hourly Rate): £100 to £125 + VAT

Crown Court
Services Cost
Advice and Preparation (Hourly Rate): £100 to £250 + VAT
Trial Attendance (Day 1): £1,000 to £4,000
Trial Attendance (Additional days): £500 to £1,500 + VAT
Conferences (Hourly Rate): £125 to £250 + VAT
Pre-Trial and Post-Trial hearings: £300 to £1,000 + VAT

Court of Appeal & High Court
Services Cost
Advice and Preparation (Hourly Rate): £150 to 300 + VAT
Court Attendances (Day Rate): £1,000 to £4,000
Conferences (Hourly Rate): £125 to 250 + VAT

*These price ranges are based on local courts; other courts will incur a travel charge.

Please contact our Senior Criminal Clerk, Paul ( for further information.

+ Notable Cases
  • ‘Gay Honeypot Blackmail’ Case (2022): Blackmail case in which a gang attempted to extort money from married businessmen after having sex with them.
  • Britain’s Worst Cyberstalker (2022): Defended Matthew Hardy, an autistic stalker who had learning difficulties and mental health problems.
  • Murder Case (2021): The murder of Dr Saman Mir Sacharvi and her 14-year-old daughter Vian Mangrio by Shahbaz Khan. Khan’s wife, Rabia Shahbaz was found guilty of perverting the course of justice by giving a false alibi.
  • Aggravated Burglary and Conspiracy to Burgle (2020): A burglary gone wrong where eight men tried to break into a storage unit on a farm in Heywood which contained £800,000 worth of counterfeit cigarettes. Businessman Peter Cordwell died of a heart attack following trying to protect his storage unit with his son and the Security Guard and being violently attacked by the gang.
  • R v Gray (2016): Defended former Dental Nurse receiving a suspended sentence for series of robberies for pain killers.
  • R v Anderson (2016): Outraging public decency by behaving indecently.
  • R V Stewart (2015): Appeal v Conviction in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division).
  • R v Kennedy and Ors (2015): Conspiracy to supply drugs. Family business. Large-scale operation.
  • R v S (2015): Sexual activity with a child. Vulnerable defendant with autism. Intermediary required for both the defendant and the crown witness.
  • R v Barnard (2015): Historic sexual abuse. Multiple complainants, multiple rapes. Self-confessed "white witch".
  • R v H (2015): Child abduction and removal from jurisdiction involving a vulnerable defendant with bipolar disorder.
  • R v C (2014): Historic allegations of buggery. Brain-injured defendant. Fitness to plead.
  • R v O'Neill (2014): Historic sexual abuse with multiple complainants.
  • R v Martin (2014): Possession with intent to supply, conspiracy to steal, cannabis factory worth more than £500,000.
  • R v I (2013): Attempted rape and robbery. Joint enterprise. Vulnerable defendant. Galbraith submission.
  • R v Jackson (2012): Pervert the course of justice. False alibi in a murder case.
  • R v Brockbank (2007) and (2010): Section 18 assaults, false imprisonment, robbery. Unfit to plead. Section 41 restriction. Hospital order. Retried when deemed fit by order of the Secretary of State.
  • R v CH (2009): Incest, arson. Child defendant with Mental Health Issues.
  • R v S (2006): Violent disorder. Police suppression of evidence/contamination. Abuse of process.

    As Led Junior Counsel.
  • R v Crago (2005): Historic sexual abuse, multiple rapes, multiple complainants.
  • R v M (2007): Violent disorder. Section 18 assault. Conspiracy to commit violence. Large scale disorder in Leeds involving multiple stabbings.
+ Qualifications
  • Sara Haque is a keen member of Kenworthy's Lecturing Team. She lectures in Kenworthy's annual lecture series and provides in-house training sessions for Solicitors. She also lectured ILEX students for two academic years at Manchester College of Arts and Technology (MANCAT).
+ Professional Memberships
  • CPS Advocates Panel - Specialist Rape and Serious Sexual Offences Panel (Category 4).

Contact Us

To check the availability of Criminal Barrister Sara Haque for your Crime case call our Senior Criminal Clerk Paul Mander on 0161 832 4036, email, or fill out our contact form.

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