Senghin specialises in privately funded criminal litigation and civil litigation with a criminal aspect to it. He has been ranked in the leading legal directory Chambers and Partners since 2019.
Senghin is renowned for his responsiveness and work ethic. Prioritising quality of service over quantity in his select caseload, he takes pride in being able to dedicate himself fully to each case. He understands that success in high-end litigation requires nothing less.
He is especially valued for his ability to manage, analyse and assimilate the masses of information generated by the largest investigations. Since 2017 he has represented the solicitor charged in the prosecutions arising from the criminal investigations into the Hillsborough disaster and its aftermath, which the CPS have publicly described as “the largest in English criminal history”.
Senghin is a barrister to whom other barristers turn in cases involving complex or novel points of law. From 2015 to 2017, he represented former Royal Marine Sergeant Blackman (Marine A) in his widely reported successful appeal against conviction for murder ( EWCA Crim 190), following a successful application to the Criminal Cases Review Commission. Senghin is accordingly sought out by clients seeking to challenge their conviction or sentence.
He was appointed to the SFO Prosecution B Panel in 2017 and the CPS Grade 3 Panel in 2014. He spent several years working on the criminal investigation into manipulation of interbank lending rates, which was one of the largest ever conducted by the SFO. He has expertise in financial crime, bribery and corruption, corporate crime and proceeds of crime.
Senghin is sought out by clients involved in civil litigation for the expertise in advocacy he has earned at the criminal Bar. He represented a GP at trial and on appeal in the first contempt proceedings to be brought against a doctor in their capacity as a medical expert. The appeal judgment reported as LVI v Zafar  1 WLR 3833 is the new leading authority on the proper approach to sentencing for contempt arising from the making of false witness statements.
Senghin represents defendant insurers where dishonesty is alleged against the claimant and in related contempt proceedings and private prosecutions. He represented the insurer in the first contempt proceedings where the trial judge held that providing wholly dishonest information on a Claim Notification Form was capable of amounting to contempt (Zurich v Falkingham, 2019).
Senghin is a barrister regulated by the Bar Standards Board. In appropriate cases, Senghin may accept instructions directly from members of the public, without the need for a solicitor. Senghin’s Privacy Notice may be downloaded here.
“He has a phenomenal legal brain and very quickly gets to grips with the facts of a case. His preparation is unparalleled.” Chambers UK 2020