Rainer Hughes

Radhia Karaa

Barrister At Law

“Radhia is an experienced Criminal Barrister who has fought my case aggressively, thank you for the amazing result.”

- Mr N, Client


Before joining Rainer Hughes, Radhia was a senior manager with the Crown Prosecution Service, with over 20 years of experience. For many years, Radhia prosecuted legally and factually complex and high-profile criminal cases specialising in all areas of criminal law, murder, rape, and serious sexual offences to multi handed conspiracies to mention but a few. Amongst her many attributes: she has an unrivalled expertise in advising upon investigations and possesses a unique ability to scrutinise and analyse evidence; identifying evidential flaws. Radhia has a keen legal mind.  She is a committed and enthusiastic lawyer who does not shy away from conflict, ensuring that the clients’ care and welfare is at the heart of all that she does.

Radhia is a barrister and practised at chambers before joining the Crown Prosecution Service, during which she had a thriving defence practice.  She is a committed, enthusiastic advocate and has a formidable presence in Court.  She has an approachable and affable manner and has the ability to easily communicate complex aspects of law.

Radhia has delivered training and seminars to the CPS and the police on a range of topics including rape and serious sexual offences, fraud and immigration. She was invited to train the Ghanian police and CPS on criminal investigations and the use of digital evidence.

Whilst at the Crown Prosecution Service Radhia played an integral role in the high-profile case of R v Allan (2017) a case involving allegations of rape and sexual assault. The case was dropped due to evidential difficulties involving digital material and witness integrity. Radhia was responsible for reviewing further cases and bringing them to an end following a detailed and analytical consideration of all disclosure and evidential material.

She specialises in criminal litigation, regulatory law and financial crime.

Key Experience

  • Acting on behalf of high-profile individuals to contest Account Freezing Orders and Cash Forfeiture Orders.
  • Advising on criminal matters relating to financial crime.
  • Acting on behalf of clients relating to drug operations.
  • Acted on a Drug Related Criminal matter, achieving successful outcome for the client. 
  • Advised on a serious financial crime matter. Rainer Hughes was able to liaise with the relevant parties and agree a compromise that was a positive outcome for her client.
  • Acted on behalf of a high-profile individual to successfully contest Account Freezing Orders and Cash Forfeiture Orders.


Mr. P

Radhia completely analyzed the case before she advised me on what action to take. She suggested a strategy which ultimately cleared my name. She is formidable in court and I am grateful for everything she has done for me.

Statement by a Board of Directors

Radhia dealt with a complicated criminal matter on behalf of the company’s board of directors. She presented our case in the most positive way, explaining every action we had taken to date and the reasons behind such actions. As a result, we can trade again without any restrictions.