Farrhat Arshad specialises in the areas of criminal defence and human rights. She is instructed to defend in serious crime, including murder, serious sexual offences, drugs, firearms and fraud. Her civil work centres on judicial reviews arising out of both criminal and prison law and she acts for claimants in actions against the police and false imprisonment cases. In recent years Farrhat has been instructed on a large number of out of time appeals to the Court of Appeal in relation to both convictions and sentence, particularly in relation to sentences of life imprisonment and imprisonment for public protection.
Farrhat has been recommended as a leading junior in Crime in Legal 500 since 2006 and Chambers & Partners since 2007. She was profiled as a “Future star of the Bar”, by Times Online.