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Chambers of Alexander Cameron QC

3 RAYMOND BUILDINGS, GRAY'S INN, LONDON, WC1R 5BH, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7400 6400
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Fax 020 7400 6464
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237 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.3rblaw.com

Saba Naqshbandi

Tel:
Work 020 7400 6400
Email:
Three Raymond Buildings (Chambers of Alexander Cameron QC)

Position

Crime/fraud and financial regulation: a criminal specialist with expertise in international crime, extradition and mutual legal assistance. Areas of specialisation include fraud, insider dealing, money laundering, confiscation and restraint, international crime, terrorism, complex production orders. Health and safety, licensing and regulatory law: advises and represents notable major companies and acts for enforcing authorities including fire and local authorities and the police all over the country. Expertise includes health and safety; fire safety; licensing; data protection and freedom of information; consumer protection; environmental; food safety; and trading standards. Inquests and inquiries: instructed by all participants to an inquest including the police, fire authorities, families and witnesses. Professional discipline: has advised and represented UK Athletics and acted as a legal adviser to the Lawn Tennis Association Disciplinary Panel. Tax appeals: building on criminal experience of Missing Trader Intra Community Frauds (’MTIC’), now acts for appellants before the First Tier Tax Tribunal.

Career

Called 1996, Middle Temple.  Bencher, Middle Temple 2016

Member

Criminal Bar Association.

Education

Bury Grammar School; University College, London (1994 LLB; 1995 LLM).


London Bar

Health and safety

Within: Health and safety – Leading juniors

Saba Naqshbandi - Three Raymond BuildingsA strong barrister with exceptional knowledge of fire safety law.

Within: Health and safety

Three Raymond Buildings is ‘great for health and safety work’ with ‘several stand out names’. Noteworthy individuals include Stephen Walsh QC, who led Saba Naqshbandi in a prosecution arising from the Lakanal House tower block fire; and Sarah Le Fevre, who has a niche specialism in the safety of sports stadiums.

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Inquests and inquiries

Within: Inquests and inquiries – Leading juniors

Saba Naqshbandi - Three Raymond BuildingsA seriously impressive senior junior who leaves nothing to chance.

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Licensing

Within: Licensing – Leading juniors

Saba Naqshbandi - Three Raymond BuildingsOne of the leading licensing juniors.

Within: Licensing

Three Raymond Buildings is praised by some as ‘without doubt, the leading licensing set’. Juniors and silks alike have represented top entertainment venues and restaurants in London. Saba Naqshbandi acted for The Bedford and the Rochelle Canteen, while Stephen Walsh QC successfully acted for Sushi Samba and The Ivy Brasserie in securing their licences. The set has also demonstrated its strengths in representing clients in other industries, with recent notable clients including The London Stadium and Old Spitalfields Market.

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