Ahmed Hossain QC > 23ES > London, England > Lawyer Profile



A highly recommended trial advocate with a particular focus on complex conspiracy trials involving the most serious allegations. Ahmed is consistently instructed in high profile cases involving overlapping conspiracies often attracting publicity.

Ahmed’s high level of competence in cross examination together with the presentation of expert evidence has frequently been the subject of professional acknowledgement.

Ahmed has an established criminal defence practice increasingly incorporating financial crime and has a keen interest in criminal cases with multi-jurisdictional aspects.


Called 1996, Grays Inn. Advocacy trainer.


University of Newcastle Upon Tyne (LLB (Hons) Law); Inns of Court School of Law.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Crime

(2020 Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Ahmed Hossain QC23 Essex Street

A good set with quality counsel‘, 23 Essex Street prosecutes and defends across a wide spectrum of criminal work; recent instructions include drugs conspiracies, people trafficking, and murders. Mark Fenhalls QC successfully prosecuted Shofael Israel who was convicted of the murder of Joy Morgan, following Morgan’s disappearance in 2018. On the defence side, Lisa Wilding QC acted for RAF pilot Tim Barry, who was acquitted of the alleged attempted murder of his girlfriend, instead receiving an 18-month community order for assault. Rossano Scamardella QC and Tom Godfrey represented Henry Long in a multi-defendant trial concerning the death of PC Andrew Harper in August 2019; Long pleaded guilty to manslaughter but was acquitted of murder in July 2020. Ahmed Hossain QC was elevated to silk in March 2020.

London Bar > Set overviews: England and Wales

London and Manchester-based 23ES has recently moved from its London home of Essex Street to 1 Gray’s Inn Square. 23ES has also announced the launch of a Small Claims Arbitration Service to resolve disputes with a value below £10,000, as well as a new Online Arbitration and Online Mediation Service. In other chambers news, Ahmed Hossain  took silk and Alan Blake, formerly of Thames and Chiltern CPS, joins chambers as of 26 October 2020; Blake, along with Alan Gardner , Daniel Fugallo , and Hannah Kinch  have been appointed Recorders with effect from 12 October 2020, all being assigned to the South Eastern Circuit. Mark Fenhalls QC has been elected vice-chair of the Bar 2021, with Kate Lumsdon QC appointed deputy head of chambers; Flora Page  has been appointed to the Legal Services Board for a four year term with effect from 1 August 2020; Paul Ozin QC has been elected the new chair of the Association of Regulatory & Disciplinary Lawyers.