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Practice Profile

Aska specialises in crime and fraud. She is sought out for her meticulous preparation, compelling advocacy and sensitive client care.

Aska’s practice involves a wide range of substantial, complex and high profile cases both for the defence and for the prosecution. Her current and previous instructions include:

  • Acting for the second defendant in a trial concerning a fake bomb placed in Gray’s Inn (news report);
  • Acting for the second defendant in a trial relating to a £100 million money laundering operation (news report);
  • Prosecuting 7 defendants charged with armed robbery (news report);
  • Prosecuting 18 defendants charged with violent disorder arising from a “Free Tommy Robinson” demonstration (news report);
  • Acting for the third defendant in a trial concerning the supply of drugs worth over £3.5m (news report).

Aska has also appeared as led junior counsel to the inquest at an inquest concerning the death of a man shot by the police (news report). Earlier in her career, she was instructed as disclosure counsel by the Serious Fraud Office on a number of bribery and fraud investigations.

Aska is a native Japanese speaker and has given seminars on UK constitutional and criminal law to Japanese MPs, judges and prosecutors. 

Aska is a member of the CBA Education & Training Committee.

Aska's Privacy Policy can be downloaded here.

Memberships & Publications

  • South Eastern Circuit
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Bar Human Rights Committee
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Turkey Indictment Project: Cumhuriyet trial, BHRC report, available here


  • CPS Advocate Panel Level 3
  • CPS Specialist Panel – Fraud Level 3
  • CPS Specialist Panel – Serious Crime Level 3
  • SFO Prosecution Panel B List

Education & Awards

  • Harmsworth Scholarship, Middle Temple (2011)
  • BPTC (2011)
  • MA, UCL (2007)
  • LLB, Waseda University, Japan (2005)