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Chambers of Simon Denison QC

21 COLLEGE HILL, LONDON, EC4R 2RP, ENGLAND
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Work 020 3301 0910
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135185 CHEAPSIDE
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Aftab Jafferjee QC

Tel:
Work 020 3301 0910
Email:
Web:
www.6kbw.com/people/barristers/aftab-jafferjee-qc
6KBW COLLEGE HILL (Chambers of Simon Denison QC)

Position

When appointed Junior Treasury Counsel in 1997, Aftab became the first member of any ethnic minority to be so appointed in the one hundred and thirty eight year history of Treasury Counsel. He was appointed Senior Treasury Counsel just four years later. Aftab appeared primarily at the Central Criminal Court, dealing with a wide range of some of the most high-profile cases in the country. They include terrorism, secrets, murder, corruption, and homicide-related medical negligence. Notable cases have included the Greek Embassy Siege, the Afghan Airlines Hijack, the British Aerospace Secrets trials, and the trial of the Pakistani Cricketers’ spot-fixing at Lords. Homicide cases have included the first British cannibal killings, the Harrow school killing, the Ministry of Sound murder, and the 30 year old cold-case review triple murder of the family of the first black footballer to play for England.

As a result of long-standing instructions, he remains currently involved as Lead Counsel in the allegations against Lloyds Bank and HBOS concerning the manipulations of both Libor, and the repayments to the Bank of England`s Special Liquidity Scheme.

In addition to being renowned as a formidable and “brilliant” cross-examiner, Aftab is regularly instructed to argue matters of law in the Appellate jurisdiction, including the House of Lords (R v Webber; R v Benson), and most recently R v Smith in the Supreme Court. He has recently successfully intervened in the Court of Appeal (Civil Division), reinforcing the scope and availability of Private prosecutions (Scopelight Ltd v Chief Constable of Northumbria, recently reaffirmed by the Supreme Court as the authoritative judgement on the subject).

Career

Called 1980. Junior Treasury Counsel 1997. Senior Treasury Counsel 201. Queen's Counsel 2008.


London Bar

Crime (general crime)

Within: Crime (general crime) – Leading silks

Aftab Jafferjee QC - 6KBW College HillHe prosecutes murders for the CPS.

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