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ABV Solicitors

Work 0844 587 9996
Fax 0844 587 9998
44650 HAYES
Hayes, London

South East: Crime, fraud and licensing

Crime: fraud
Crime: fraud - ranked: tier 2

ABV Solicitors

ABV Solicitors frequently act for high net worth individuals in fraud cases, as well as high profile cases in several different areas of financial crime. Akhtar Ahmad and Deepak Vij head the team, and each have a strong serious fraud practice. The firm is particularly notable for its work in cases involving allegations of VAT fraud, while Amirah Ajaz is an expert on confiscation, restraint, and seizure issues.

Practice head(s):Deepak Vij; Akhtar Ahmad

Other key lawyers:Amirah Ajaz


ABV have real strength in depth. They provide excellent representation across the full range of criminal offences. They apply the same rigorous approach to Magistrates Court work as they do to their SFO serious fraud work. At the top end they have the sort of high level quality work that most firms would dream of.'

'In my experience their case preparation and client care is always first class.'

'An excellent firm. Manages to get the balance right between approachability and expertise so the client doesn't feel secondary to the case. Very strong in fraud and serious crime with an international element. In this market segment the firm is very strong.'

'ABV are a fantastically well organised and hard working team of solicitors. They approach fraud cases with enormous care and skill. Their solicitors are meticulous in analysing every detail of the evidence and seeking out evidence to support their clients' cases. Every solicitor I have been instructed by at the firm is dedicated to client care and engages well with both counsel and the lay client. This firm stands out amongst other fraud practices. They offer an excellent service to both legally aided and private clients. I couldn't recommend them highly enough.'

'Deepak Vij as one of the managing partners sets the tone for the firm. Adopts a driven and highly detailed approach to all his cases. Has really acute tactical awareness and clients love his pragmatic, sensible advice.'

'Amirah Ajaz is tireless and no-one works harder on getting the right outcome for the client. Always knows the case inside out and leaves no stone unturned. A really brilliant performer who is heading for the top.'

'Deepak Vij has a reputation as being easy to get on with, but also razor sharp in his consideration of the issues.'

'Amirah Ajaz is a rising star.'

'Deepak Vij is an outstanding fraud practitioner. He has many years of experience in advising clients facing allegations of very substantial fraud and money laundering. He is intelligent and very personable. His caseload would impress any criminal solicitor practising in this area.'

'Amirah Ajaz is an exceptional lawyer.  Her attention to detail is unparalleled. She provides very effective representation for her clients.'

'Akhtar Ahmad is supremely intelligent and gives every important decision which needs to be made in a case great consideration. He is strategically brilliant. His enthusiasm for cases is infectious.'

Leading individuals

Deepak Vij - ABV Solicitors

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Crime: general
Crime: general - ranked: tier 2

ABV Solicitors

ABV Solicitors handles a broad range of cases for both legal aid-funded and private clients, including sexual offences, drug-related cases and serious violent crime. It is most notable for its work on cases featuring a cross-border element, defending clients in high-profile cases involving people or drug-smuggling. Akhtar Ahmad leads the practice, along with Robert Borwick. Borwick is notable for his significant experience in sexual offences cases, while Ahmad has a track record in international cases including extradition and terrorism cases, as well as violent crime and sexual offences.

Practice head(s):Akhtar Ahmad; Robert Borwick

Other key lawyers:Hanisha Godhania; Sunita Mehta


ABV provide a stellar service - many of their staff are extremely able and talented.'

'Sunita Mehta and Hanisha Godhania are the unsung stars of ABV.'

'Sunita Mehta and Hanisha Godhania are hardworking solicitors - they handle the most difficult of clients and cases. It is a pleasure to work with them both.'

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