Rabah Kherbane joins Doughty Street Chambers

Doughty Street Chambers is delighted to announce Rabah Kherbane joined our crime team last week.

Rabah specialises in crime, and the range of issues which arise in, or are linked to, criminal justice.

Rabah is an experienced trial advocate, and criminal appeals specialist. His practice also encompasses public law challenges in a criminal justice context. Equipped with experience as a Judicial Assistant in the Administrative Court, he offers invaluable insight into such proceedings.

Rabah advises in financial crime matters and complex criminal cases. He also has experience in civil issues arising out of criminal investigations, such as restraint proceedings, including in a recent £11.2m boiler room fraud.

Within serious crime, Rabah has particular expertise in drugs, human trafficking, firearms offences, and extreme violence. He also has experience in terrorism and national security issues.

Rabah has successfully handled trials with significant volumes of phone evidence, a range of experts, and complicated legal and human rights issues. For example, as junior alone, he recently represented the first defendant on the indictment in a six-handed trial, involving allegations of a £450,000 conspiracy to supply Class A drugs, and giving rise to issues under the Modern Slavery Act.

Rabah’s previous experience includes being the Oxford Bonavero Institute Fellow, and later the Bertha Justice Fellow at the international human rights NGO, Reprieve. He worked extensively on terrorism and national security issues, on both occasions. His work further involved assisting with the representation of Guantanamo Bay detainees, and death row prisoners, in the US. Rabah was also previously a part of the Karadzic Appeal Team at the ICTY.

Read Rabah’s full profile, including details of recent cases, here.

For more information about Rabah’s practice, please contact Matt Butchard at or on 020 7400 9088.