Kiera Oluwunmi

Call: 2019

Instructing Kiera

To instruct Kiera please contact our Clerks on +44 (0)20 7400 6400 or email clerks@3rblaw.com.

Kiera joined Three Raymond Buildings following successful completion of her pupillage.  She is developing a practice across Chambers’ main areas of expertise, with a particular interest in crime, financial crime, licensing and regulatory work.

Legal Expertise

Crime

Crime overview

Kiera has prosecuted and defended in cases involving a range of offences including assault, battery, theft, possession of offensive weapons, public disorder offences, motoring offences and drugs offences. She has advanced successful special reasons and exceptional hardship arguments in the magistrates’ court.

Kiera has experience dealing with vulnerable defendants and witnesses. Kiera has made representations on fitness to plead and stand trial which have led to proceedings being discontinued where the defendants had complex mental health conditions.

Licensing / regulatory overview

Kiera has appeared for the Metropolitan Police Service in licensing matters, including an application to revoke a Premises Licence following the serious sexual assault of child.

Kiera regularly appears for Transport for London in licensing appeals and prosecutions in the magistrates’ courts.

Civil Preventative Orders

Civil Preventative Orders overview

Kiera is frequently instructed by the Metropolitan Police Service both to advise on and appear in applications for civil preventative orders, including Closure Orders and Sexual Harm Prevention Orders. Kiera also regularly appears on behalf of the National Probation Service in breach proceedings in the Crown and Magistrates’ Courts.

Financial Crime / POCA overview

Kiera has appeared for the Metropolitan Police Service in forfeiture hearings and appeals in both the Magistrates’ Court and the Crown Court, including a successful application to forfeit £20,000 in cash seized by police at an airport.

Kiera has also successfully secured Account Freezing Orders against multiple respondents in heavily contested hearings.

During pupillage, Kiera assisted in advisory work for the National Crime Agency and the Financial Conduct Authority on complex Fraud Act 2006 offences.

Instructing Kiera

To instruct Kiera please contact our Clerks on +44 (0)20 7400 6400 or email clerks@3rblaw.com.

Bar Professional Training Course (Very Competent)
University of Law, LLM in Bar Practice (Distinction)
Queen’s University Belfast, LLB Law with Politics (Upper Second-Class Honours)

Scholarships/Prizes

Major Scholarship (Inner Temple, 2018)
Duke of Edinburgh Entrance Award (Inner Temple, 2018)
Finalist, LSE-LGBT Featherstone Moot (February 2019)
1st place, BPTC Advocacy Allocation Moot, University of Law (September 2018)
Quarter-finalist, Essex Court Mooting Competition (2016/17)
Winner, UKLSA National Mooting Competition (2015/16)
Winner, QUB Open Moot (March 2016)
Winner and Best Individual Mooter, QUB Novice Moot (November 2015)

During pupillage, Kiera assisted in drafting submissions for an inquest on the effect of the decision in R (Morahan) v HM Coroner for West London [2021] EWHC 1603 and when an enhanced investigative duty under Article 2 ECHR arises automatically, where the deceased had a known history of drug abuse and was an involuntary psychiatric patient.

Kiera also produced a research note on the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement and the landscape of post-Brexit Mutual Legal Assistance, particularly in relation to EIOs, EAWs and the Schengen Information System.

Before coming to the Bar, Kiera was a Parliamentary Assistant for a member of the House of Lords. During this time, she helped to set up a think tank on immigration reform, submitted questions on the rise in hate crime against East Asians as a result of Covid, and the availability of British passports for Hong Kong citizens. Kiera has also completed numerous international internships, including at a national labour union in Washington D.C and a legal aid centre for asylum-seekers in Sofia, Bulgaria where she developed ‘Know Your Rights’ guides to immigration procedures and US labour law.

Kiera also volunteers with her local church, in particular with the homeless community and vulnerable women. Kiera has participated in numerous leadership programmes with a focus on cross-community relations in Northern Ireland, including the Washington Ireland Programme and the Ulster Project. Whilst at university, Kiera taught debating skills to schoolchildren from Protestant and Catholic communities in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

Professional Memberships

Criminal Bar Association
Young Fraud Lawyers Association

I, Kiera Oluwunmi, am a data controller and can be contacted at 3 Raymond Buildings, Gray’s Inn, London WC1R 5BH or by telephone on 020 7400 6400 or by email at kiera.oluwunmi@3rblaw.com.  My Data Protection Policy can be found here.

All personal data that I process is for the purposes of providing legal services, conducting conflict-checks, marketing, defending potential complaints, legal proceedings or fee disputes, keeping anti-money laundering records, training other barristers and pupils and when providing work-shadowing opportunities, and/or exercising a right to a lien.  The types of data I process vary upon the nature of the legal matter in relation to which I am engaged to advise, but can include names, contact details, biographic details and ‘special category personal data’ (such as details of racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, health, sex life and criminal convictions and proceedings).

Depending upon the circumstances of the case, the legal bases upon which I process personal data are (i) the performance of a contract to which the data subject is a party or in order to take steps at the request of the data subject prior to entering into a contract, (ii) the processing is necessary to comply with legal obligations to which I am subject, or (iii) the processing is necessary for the legitimate interests set out above, except where such interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the data subjects which require protection of personal data, in particular where the data subject is a child.  When I rely on (iii) legitimate interests, my ‘Legitimate Interests Assessment’ can be found here.  When I process data which has not been obtained directly from the data subject (e.g. personal data contained in evidential materials), it will have been supplied to me as part of my instructions in circumstances covered by legal professional privilege.

Depending upon the circumstances of the case, I may share the personal data with:

  1. my Chambers, which supplies professional and administrative support to my practice;
  2. Courts and other tribunals to whom documents are presented;
  3. my lay and professional clients;
  4. potential witnesses, in particular experts, and friends or family of the data subject;
  5. solicitors, barristers, pupils, mini pupils and other legal representatives;
  6. ombudsmen and regulatory authorities;
  7. current, past or prospective employers;
  8. education and examining bodies;
  9. business associates, professional advisers and trade bodies.

I retain personal data for no longer than 7 years after the case has come to an end or as otherwise required by law.

I do not intend to transfer data to any country which is not either within the European Union, or otherwise permitted by UK data protection legislation.

Under the UK GDPR, data subjects whose personal data I process have the right to request from me access to, and rectification or erasure of, their personal data, the right to the restriction of processing concerning them, the right to object to processing as well as the right to data portability.  Data subjects also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ico.org.uk).

In cases where there is a contract between me and the data subject, the provision of personal data is a contractual requirement and the data subject is obliged to provide the personal data in order that I can supply legal services.  A failure to provide such data may mean that I will not be able to provide those legal services.

Rev 2.1 – 01.03.2022

Data Protection Policy

Legitimate Interests Assessment