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.