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Chambers of William Clegg QC

LONDON, WC1R 4BU, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7440 8888
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Fax 020 7242 1738
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LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Web:
www.2bedfordrow.co.uk

Christopher Saad

Tel:
Work 020 7440 8888
Email:
Web:
www.2bedfordrow.co.uk/barrister/christopher-saad/
2 Bedford Row (Chambers of William Clegg QC)

Position

Ranked in the Legal 500 as a Leading Individual for Fraud. 
"Very bright and able". Legal 500 2017. 


Christopher Saad’s practice encompasses white-collar crime, serious crime and regulatory law.

In the past year alone Christopher has:

  • Appeared as a led Junior in a multi-million pound conspiracy to defraud trial brought by the e-crime team at National Trading Standards;
  • Appeared as a led Junior in a multi-million pound boiler room fraud case, in which investors were sold “Rare Earth Metals”;
  • Appeared as a junior alone in a conspiracy to supply drugs, in which it is alleged almost half a tonne of cannabis was imported into the country;
  • Represented an optometrist before the General Optical Council, a case in which the optometrist was alleged to have retrospectively amended records after receiving a customer complaint;
  • Represented several high net worth individuals, including a television & radio personality and a member of The Sunday Times Richlist in relation to Road Traffic Offences;
  • Represented a company and its directors in relation to health and safety offences;
  • Provided pre-publication advice on whether an article may attract criminal liability.

Other notable cases include:

  • Led Junior in a case of mortgage fraud and cheating the revenue;
  • Led Junior in a conspiracy to supply class A drugs case, likened to the television series “Breaking Bad”;
  • Led Junior in a conspiracy to supply class A drugs case in which tens of kilos of cocaine were imported into the country having been hidden in airplanes flown from Mexico;
  • Numerous other cases in which Chris has appeared as a junior alone including: wounding with intent, kidnap, blackmail, fraud by abuse of position, perverting the course of justice, malicious communications, offences under the Computer Misuse Act 1990 and the Data Protection 1998.

In recent years Christopher has been instructed to advise:

  • The Global Financial Crime division of an international bank on money laundering regulation and guidance provided by the Financial Conduct Authority;
  • Media companies in relation to Ofcom investigations;
  • A media company on the merits of a regulatory complaint concerning the supply of English Premier League television rights to foreign broadcasters;
  • A television channel in relation to the prohibition on political advertising and compliance with its licence obligations as to what constitutes “effective control” of a licensed service.

Before coming to the Bar, Chris worked as an Associate at the Office of Communications (Ofcom). He specialised in issues of unfair treatment and privacy in radio and television as well as leading several cases in which sanctions were imposed on broadcasters

Career

Qualified 2009, Gray’s Inn

Member

CBA.

Education

Hulme Grammar School for Boys, Oldham, Lancs; University of Leeds (BA Hons).

Leisure

Manchester United 


London Bar

Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading juniors

Christopher Saad - 2 Bedford RowHe is extremely hardworking, and shows real insight and strategic awareness.

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Fraud: crime

Within: Fraud: crime – Leading juniors

Christopher Saad - 2 Bedford RowHe is very good in cross-examining difficult witnesses effectively but sympathetically.

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