Grace Khaile

Call: 2020

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This is an excellent set that has worked hard to secure a well-deserved position amongst the leading sets at the Criminal Bar.

Chambers UK Bar, 2022
Grace Khaile

Personal profile

During her first two months of pupillage Grace assisted defence counsel Jenni Dempster QC in the high profile 1996 murder of Rikki Neave. She has also conducted research into Appeals, especially those that require the CCRC to investigate or question juries.

She assisted her first supervisor Sailesh Mehta in money laundering matters and she also assisted in the preparation of large scale environment law cases.

Grace is currently under the supervision of Bethan Rogers, assisting on a number of matters including false imprisonment, kidnap, S18 OAPA and conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

Grace has an interest in the intersection between Crime and International Crime/Administrative & Public Law. She has assisted in a case which was heard in the UK Supreme Court in June, and has assisted in editing the 2023 Sexual Offences chapter of Archbold. Grace looks to establish a criminal practice alongside undertaking work in International Criminal law, Regulatory & Disciplinary and Administrative & Public Law. Grace is now accepting instructions in all of Chambers’ practice areas.


  • 2020 – BPTC-LLM – The University of Law (Bloomsbury)
  • 2019 – GDL – The University of Law (Bloomsbury)
  • 2018 – Bachelor of Arts: History and International Relations – Royal Holloway University of London


  • 2019 – The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple, Lord Diplock scholarship

Professional appointments

  • 2019- 2020 Women In Criminal Law mentoring committee
  • 2020 – 2021 The Middle Temple Young Barristers Association (pre-pupillage officer)


  • The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple
  • The Middle Temple Young Barristers Association
  • Women In Criminal Law
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Bar Human Rights Committee of England & Wales


  • Fluent in 6 South African languages