Thaiza Khan

Call: 2006


Lincoln’s Inn Denning society of scholars
Hubert Greenland Pupillage Award [2011]
BVC, The College of Law [2006], Sir Thomas More Scholarship
LLM, Kings College London [2007] Distinction in EU Constitutional Law
LLB (Hons) [2005] Internship with the Department of Constitutional Affairs


Thaiza joined chambers upon completion of pupilage in October 2012 and has a busy general common law practice. She conducts work across of all of chambers core areas with a particular focus on civil, crime and family work.

Thaiza appears regularly in the crown courts, county courts and High Court and has also appeared on a number of occasions in the Court of Appeal.


Civil & Commercial

Thaiza represents both Claimants and Defendants in a range of civil law matters, from interim applications of all kinds to multi day trials in both the fast and multi track as well as small claims trials. Her experience includes representing a wide range of clients including companies, international schools, local authorities, associations to large supermarkets in a variety of disputes, some of which have involved complex multi jurisdictional issues. Thaiza has experience of product liability claims having worked in commercial litigation/product liability for a large tobacco company for a number of years before coming to the bar. Since then she has built on that experience acquiring extensive experience of a broad range of civil, commercial litigation and advisory work.

Thaiza is now instructed regularly in contractual and corporate disputes including sales of goods and services, personal injury and road traffic accidents, insolvency and bankruptcy matters including Companies Act petitions, property and landlord and tenant matters.


Thaiza has developed her criminal practice from the inception of her time at chambers and is regularly instructed for both the prosecution and defence in all pre-trial hearings and sentencing hearings, including applications for and variation of sexual offences prevention orders, forfeiture hearings under the Proceeds of Crime Act, sentencing in historic sex cases, large drugs importations, fraud, burglary and robbery, non fatal offences against the person and stalking/harassment. Thaiza has also been instructed in complex, multi handed trials. More recently she has been instructed to assist in a trial involving child exploitation and human trafficking.

Thaiza has previously undertaken a secondment to a local authority where she was able to advise upon and undertake local authority enforcement proceedings in respect of planning enforcement. Separately, she has advised on matters including improvement notices and stop notices and dealing with appeals on behalf of the Local Authority. Thaiza has experience of health and safety offences and was instructed for a noting brief in a case at the Old Bailey arising out of a death and serious injury from carbon monoxide. Thaiza also has experience in prosecuting in cases involving school non attendance and related proceedings.

Family Law

Thaiza’s practice in family law has rapidly evolved since joining chambers. She is regularly instructed in proceedings related to children in both private and public law matters including applications under section 8 of the Children Act 1989 and also pursuant to Part IV of the Family Law Act 1996. She is also increasingly instructed in financial disputes of a broad nature.

Thaiza has experience dealing with complex cases in which there are tandem family and criminal proceedings. She has been instructed in the High Court in an application for public interest immunity arising out of multiple care proceedings and significant exploitation and trafficking charges in the criminal court.


Previous legal experience

Before joining chambers Thaiza worked for an International City firm in London for a number of years. She was involved in the implementation of their international pro bono policy, working with a variety of charities and social enterprises in the field of corporate and social responsibility. This involved advice and representation for victims of sexual abuse and human trafficking, victims of domestic violence to obtain injunctions at the Principal Registry of the Family Division and obtaining awards at the employment tribunal in cases of domestic servitude.

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