Vithyah Chelvam joined the Crime and Regulatory teams as a probationary tenant after successful completion of her pupillage with the Crown Prosecution Service. Her supervisor is Darron Whitehead.
During her time at the CPS, Vithyah prosecuted a wide range of offences including violent and sexual offences. She prosecuted lists of trials in the Magistrates’ as well as regularly appearing in the Crown Court. Vithyah also undertook secondments with various Chambers in Birmingham and London, exclusively in defence work. Additionally, as part of pupillage, she was seconded to the Attorney General’s Office where she advised on matters concerning Unduly Lenient Sentences.
Prior to joining Chambers, Vithyah worked in the bribery and corruption division of the Serious Fraud Office on a cross-border investigation into a former FTSE 100 company. Vithyah was then awarded the Sir Joseph Priestley scholarship by the Inner Temple to become an Amicus intern in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, where she assisted in the defence of clients potentially facing the death penalty. Upon her return to the UK, Vithyah worked within the Regulatory team at Kingsley Napley LLP and became a lead paralegal for government decision-making at the Infected Blood Inquiry.
Vithyah accepts instructions in prosecution and defence.
LLM in Human Rights – Distinction (University of Bristol)
Bar Professional Training Course
Graduate Diploma in Law
History – 2:1 (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)
Centre for Women’s Justice – Panel Member
Women In Criminal Law
Young Fraud Lawyers Association
The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
The Midland Circuit
Sir Joseph Priestley Award, The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
European Forum Alpbach