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 takes pride in giving every client his very best. He understands the demands of litigation where the stakes are at their highest. He prioritises quality of service over quantity in his select caseload. He is renowned for his work ethic and responsiveness.
Clients value 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 often instructed on behalf of professionals facing criminal proceedings, from technical road traffic matters to high value fraud to serious sexual offences.
He is a barrister to whom other barristers turn in cases involving novel and complex points of law. He is instructed by clients wishing to challenge their conviction or sentence. From 2015 to 2017, he represented former Royal Marine Sergeant Blackman in his widely reported successful second appeal against conviction for murder, following an application to the Criminal Cases Review Commission.
Senghin spent 3 years working on the criminal investigation into manipulation of interbank lending rates, which was one of the largest ever conducted by the SFO. He was appointed to the SFO Prosecution B Panel in 2017 and the CPS Grade 3 Panel in 2014. He also represents private prosecutors.
He has defended in and prosecuted complex, lengthy, multi-handed fraud trials and associated confiscation and restraint proceedings. He has advised pre-charge in relation to individuals and corporates suspected of international bribery and corruption, fraud and money laundering.
Clients involved in civil litigation instruct Senghin for the expertise in advocacy he has earned at the criminal Bar. For example, he represents defendant insurers where dishonesty is alleged against the claimant in personal injury proceedings and in related contempt proceedings. He represented Dr Zafar in Liverpool Victoria Insurance v Zafar  1 WLR 3833 which is the leading authority on the proper approach to sentencing for contempt arising from the making of false witness statements. Senghin has also appeared at Inquests, before the Employment Tribunal and before the Tax Tribunal.
Senghin heads the IT committee in Chambers and is sought out for his technical proficiency in cases involving cybercrime, digital forensic experts, complex digital exhibits and extensive electronic evidence accessed through specialist document review software.
BVC; CPE; Philosophy, Politics and Economics, M.A. (Oxon), Balliol College.
Senghin is a barrister regulated by the Bar Standards Board. In appropriate cases, he may accept instructions directly from members of the public, without the need for a solicitor. His 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