Ravi Sidhu
Direct Public Access Barrister
Deputy Coroner, Berkshire
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Acorn is very pleased to welcome Ravi to Chambers; he brings a wealth of experience and represents a significant addition to the range of services we can now offer, in particular to the National Health Service industry.

Ravi was called to the bar in 1988, by the Inner Temple. He is a member of The Coroners’ Society of England and Wales and The Society of Asian Lawyers.

Ravi has been conducting judicial functions as a Deputy Coroner for the last 5 years. His current practice covers a wide range of medical, Coronial and police law issues, including; Article 2 inquests (suspicious deaths), rape serious sexual assaults, drug trafficking, homicide, fraud, redundancy and disciplinary hearings.

As a specialist, Ravi was the key legal expert for the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) in producing the ‘CPS, Coroners & Association of Chief Police Officers’ (ACPO) Memorandum of Understanding 2013. He was also the author of Coroners Officers’ Guidelines.

Mediator and Chair of Redundancy Appeal Panel

2005-2015 Senior Crown Prosecutor with CPS Direct
  • Advising Police on investigative strategy with a view to authorising charges (or not) on serious criminal offences.
  • Specialist and Trainer in rape & serious sexual offences.
  • Developing a more efficient and collaborative relationship with key stakeholders.

2003-2005 Head of Trials Unit Thames Valley CPS
  • Leading a team of 9 senior lawyers, 9 caseworkers and administrative staff dealing with the most serious criminal cases at Reading Crown Court.
  • Working in effectives partnerships with HMCS and police staff.
  • Handling Parliamentary Correspondence and public complaints.

2002 – 2003 Head of Criminal Justice Unit Oxfordshire CPS
  • Leading a team of 40 staff including 10 lawyers to conduct criminal prosecutions in the Oxfordshire magistrates’ courts.

Ravi enjoys being a Jazz saxophonist and driving down the golf course!.
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