I am consistently recommended as a leading defence Barrister by the Chambers and Partners Directory and the Legal 500. For over a decade, these leading independent directories have described me as follows:

Chambers and Partners 2017: “Recognised for advising on serious financial crime matters. He regularly defends cases of mortgage, tax and investment fraud ….His written work is particularly good.”

Legal 500 2016: ‘His calm persona can cut through complex issues with ease’.

Chambers and Partners 2016: ‘Particularly noted for his expertise in cartel investigations, insider dealing and rate fixing matters. He routinely represents large corporations and individuals’

Legal 500 2015: ‘…often has the prosecution running around in circles’

Chambers and Partners 2015: ‘Has a nationwide financial crime practice and is regularly instructed to defend in complex fraud cases…….has an A to Z knowledge of fraud work.”

Legal 500 2014: ‘An excellent jury advocate’

Chambers and Partners 2014: ‘Has a practice encompassing mortgage, tax and insurance fraud cases.

Legal 500 2013: mindblowingly experienced”

Chambers and Partners 2013: praised for his ability to handle cases which combine civil and criminal fraud elements. He has a national fraud profile, and handles mortgage and insurance frauds, money laundering matters and MTIC cases’ 

Chambers and Partners 2012: ‘a diligent professional acclaimed for his fantastic knowledge of his subject’

Chambers and Partners 2011: ‘fights really hard for his clients and is very good tactically’

Legal 500 2011: ‘is comfortable with any level of tribunal and is completely au fait with complex legal issues’

Legal 500: ‘is widely experienced in fraud…has good experience in conspiracy trials’

Legal 500: ‘has a serious crime practice … and … experience in fraud and conspiracy trials’

Legal 500: ‘has a busy serious crime practice’


Through detailed preparation and meticulous attention to detail, I have an extreamly high success rate. I have represented many people who have benefited from not guilty verdicts after difficult trials. Some of them write to me expressing their gratitude. Here are some sample quotes:

“I am delighted with the verdict. I am an innocent man and I’m glad the jury believed in me. This has been a very difficult time for me. My reputation was badly damaged after my arrest but now I can get on with my life as an innocent man with my head held high. I would like to take this opportunity to say I am especially indebted to my Barrister, Mr Ashraf Khan. Without his support I would have been lost”

  • QM, acquitted after a 5 month sexual abuse trial.

I cannot describe how happy I am today. Thank you Ashraf for all your help through this difficult period in my life. I was so scared I would loose my livelihood. I owe you so much”

  • TH, an independent financial adviser, acquitted after a 4 month fraud trial.

“I am delighted with the verdict! Thank you so much”

  • DO, acquitted of Grievous Bodily Harm after a trial.

“Brilliant result, thanks so much! Thank you for all the hard work and taking the time to understand our case; our previous lawyers just didn’t want to know”.

  • GH, acquitted of large scale drugs conspiracy.

“Thank you for everything! I could have spent my whole life in prison for something I didn’t do!

  • LW, acquitted of gang related murder after a 10 week trial.

“Thank you Mr Khan for all your hard work during this long and difficult trial. We knew we could always rely on you. You were superb!”

–           DM, acquitted of large scale drugs conspiracy.