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Chambers of Steven Kay QC

LONDON, WC1R 4AZ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7489 2727
Fax:
Fax 020 7489 2828
DX:
453 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.9bedfordrow.co.uk

Abbas Lakha QC

Tel:
Work 020 7489 2727
Email:
9 Bedford Row (Chambers of Steven Kay QC)

Position

Abbas Lakha QC is one of the UK’s leading silks. He is a defence specialist, with a wide-ranging practice in all areas of serious and complex litigation. He is particularly noted for his extensive experience in advising and representing individuals and corporations in regulatory and criminal proceedings both in the Courts and before tribunals. His principal expertise relates to the defence of individuals who are prosecuted in relation to allegations of financial crime. Abbas has appeared in many of the country’s most high profile fraud trials which frequently have international dimensions. He is regularly instructed to advise at the pre-investigative stages of cases. He is highly respected for his courtroom advocacy skills, his attention to detail on case preparation, and his negotiating skills. He has experience of representing high profile individuals for whom reputation management is a significant concern. Abbas has experience in, and advises on, all forms of asset forfeiture work including restraint and confiscation proceedings. He regularly advises City and financial institutions on all aspects of money laundering, corruption and fraud. He has been instructed to appear before the upper and lower tier tribunals on behalf of individuals and corporations in tax and VAT related matters, and has represented individuals appearing before their professional bodies and tribunals on disciplinary matters.

Career

Called 1984, Inner Temple; Silk 2003; DTI investigator.

Languages

Gujerati, Swahili.

Member

Criminal Bar Association; European Criminal Bar Association; International Criminal Defence Attorneys Association; Society of Asian Lawyers.


London Bar

Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading silks

Abbas Lakha QC - 9 Bedford RowWilling to take difficult points and fearless in court.

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Fraud: crime

Within: Fraud: crime – Leading silks

Abbas Lakha QC - 9 Bedford RowVery thorough and combative: a feared opponent who prepares meticulously.

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