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Rahman Ravelli Solicitors

Work 01422 346666
Fax 01422 430526
16001 HX1
Birmingham, Halifax, London

Aziz Rahman

Work +44 (0)1422 346666
Rahman Ravelli Solicitors

Work Department

International regulation and corporate crime.


As founder and senior partner at Rahman Ravelli, Aziz Rahman orchestrates the firm’s ever-increasing national and international caseload. His widely acknowledged specialist knowledge and impressive track record see him involved in many of the major corruption investigations while accumulating a client list that includes some of the most notable corporations, professionals and high net worth individuals. His proactive and robust defence work combined with his knack of putting together and directing intelligent, astute defence teams has brought considerable success in cases involving serious and corporate fraud, complex crime, bribery and corruption and compliance and regulatory matters.

He has come to be viewed as one of the best in his field, thanks to his ability to analyse complex issues quickly and identify the best tactical approach in even the most complicated international and multi-jurisdictional cases. He has a growing list of clients who want him to carry out internal corporate investigations, in order to identify wrongdoing and self-report it. His popularity in this area has risen especially quickly since the introduction of deferred prosecution agreements; of which he already has more experience than most. His strategic, determined approach makes him the logical choice for clients from all businesses and professions who want an outcome that avoids a criminal prosecution.

He routinely deals with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC), the National Crime Agency (NCA), City of London Police, the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA), international bodies such as the FBI, the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), OLAF and Interpol and police and anti-corruption agencies worldwide.

His firm was the first to lodge an appeal with the European Court of Human Rights to challenge the civil burden of proof in civil recovery cases.


Admitted in 1999, he established Rahman Ravelli in 2001.




Specialist Fraud Panel, Fraud Advisory Panel, Financial Services Lawyers Association (FSLA), Fraud Lawyers Association (FLA), International Bar Association (IBA), American Bar Association (ABA), Proceeds of Crime Lawyers Association (POCLA), and BLD.


College of Law, York (1996 LLB (Hons)).


Keen diver, passionate reader and enjoys boxing, music, travel.

London: Crime, fraud and licensing

Fraud: white-collar crime

Within: Fraud: white-collar crime

Rahman Ravelli Solicitors is ‘a dynamic firm which provides a stellar service to its clients’ and ‘has the resources and the know-how to take on the most complex of cases, never failing to impress client and colleagues alike’. The team acts primarily for high-net-worth individuals, advising on multimillion-pound frauds, money laundering and tax evasion, and recently successfully defended its clients in a high-profile investment fraud matter. Key figures include Azizur Rahman, whose ‘formidable intellect and great strategic judgement mark him out as an exceptional lawyer’, and Neil Williams, who ‘has an intuitive grasp of the finer tactical points that arise in complicated cases’ and ‘mixes a logical and structured analysis with an experienced but creative response’.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud

Within: Leading individuals

Aziz Rahman - Rahman Ravelli Solicitors

Within: Crime: fraud

Specialist fraud firm Rahman Ravelli Solicitors is a ‘powerhouse and go-to firm for big players in need of representation’. Managing partner Azizur Rahman is a ‘Rolls-Royce performer’ and leads the Halifax-based team. The firm acts for professionals, high-net-worth individuals and corporate clients from a wide variety of sectors in multimillion-pound fraud, white-collar crime, money laundering, tax evasion and investment fraud matters. The firm is a member of the Very High Cost Cases Panel and also has a dedicated Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA) unit. The ‘tenacious and terrier-like’ senior solicitor Nicola Sharp also comes highly recommended by clients, who say that she has a ‘frightening intellect’ with a ‘super-human ability to soak up dense and complex facts’.

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Crime: general

Within: Leading individuals

Aziz Rahman - Rahman Ravelli Solicitors

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    With the SFO laying down tough conditions to those seeking adeferred prosecution agreement (DPA), Aziz Rahman examines what companies need todo to have a chance of securing one.
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