Kyah Mufti

Call: 2016

Kyah is a common law practitioner undertaking work across the range of Chambers’ practice areas.

She has a particular interest in crime and public law, and cases with an international element.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Kyah worked with young and vulnerable persons as an advocate and a youth workshop facilitator in the charity sector. As a caseworker for a children’s legal charity, Kyah acted as an advocate in meetings with social services and schools, supporting young people in specifying their housing, educational, and care challenges with a view to securing better provisions for their needs.

Kyah also spent two years working alongside prison officers to manage a programme for children and young adults in Young Offender Institutions and prisons in London.

Kyah has extensive experience of acting in remote court hearings, including contested muti-day matters, and she operates an entirely paperless practice.

Expertise

Kyah is a CPS Grade 2 prosecutor, who regularly both prosecutes and defends in the Crown Court.

Kyah also undertakes work for authorities in cash forfeiture and POCA proceedings.

Kyah has a broader interest in international criminal law, following the international law component of her MSc Human Rights.

Notable Crime cases


R v H (Woolwich Crown Court) [2020]

Kyah acted as disclosure junior in the successful prosecution of twenty conspirators within an Organised Criminal Network which engaged in the supply of significant quantities of class A and B controlled drugs.

R v Ad and Others (Westminster Magistrates Court) [2020]

R v Ad and Others (Westminster Magistrates Court) [2020]: Kyah represented one of three defendants who were prosecuted in the fourth ever case brought by OFSTED for the offence of conducting an unregistered school. The case was heard before the Chief Magistrate and received media attention.
Kyah represented the Trustee of the charity under which the institution operated, successfully distinguishing her client’s role and conduct from that of the other defendants.

R v YR (Guildford Crown Court) [2019]

Kyah successfully defended her client, who was acquitted of Burglary (non dwelling) and Blackmail.

R v CA (Magistrates' Court) [2019]

Kyah’s client was acquitted of two counts of Assault PC and one charge of Obstruct PC.

R v M (Magistrates' Court) [2018]

Kyah successfully prosecuted a defendant charged with Racially Aggravated Harassment.

R v W (Magistrates’ Court) [2018]

Kyah successfully prosecuted a defendant charged with assault in a domestic context.

Kyah’s previous career working with vulnerable persons, youths, and prisoners has naturally drawn her to Court of Protection work. She is a member of Chambers’ Court of Protection team and has been instructed in a number of s21A MCA 2005 applications and DOL applications. Kyah is keen to grow her Court of Protection practice and is therefore open to instructions both within, and outside of, London.

Notable Court of Protection cases


Re: GL [2019]

Kyah represented the Rule 1.2 representative and litigation friend for GL in this DOLS application by a County Council

MM v LBTW [2018]

Kyah acted for the Respondent in this s21 MCA application by an elderly person with dementia.

LBN v H [2018]

Kyah acted for the Applicant in this DOL application with respect to a child at risk of child sexual exploitation and grooming.

SM v LBE [2018]

Kyah acted for the Respondent in this s21 MCA application by an Applicant with varying capacity from day to day.

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  • BA Cons Philosophy and Politics, The University of York
  • MSc Human Rights, The London School of Economics and Political Science
  • Graduate Diploma in Law, BPP
  • BPTC, The University of Law

  • Bar Human Rights Committee
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • International Bar Association
  • Bar Lesbian and Gay Group

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