Amjad Malik QC

Call 1987 / Silk 2010

 

Amjad Malik QC


Called in 1987 / Appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2010

“ The ‘calm and composed’ Amjad Malik QC is noted for his ability to provide ‘a clear case strategy from the off, and maintain it through the turbulent waters of a trial’.”
Ranked in Chambers & Partners: Crime

“Well–regarded advocate Amjad Malik QC is regularly instructed to prosecute and defend murder and organised crime cases.”
Leading Silk in Crime in Legal 500

“Regularly instructed to prosecute and defend murder and organised crime cases”
Leading Silk in Crime in Legal 500

“Experienced in prosecuting and defending murder cases”
Leading Silk in Crime in Legal 500

“Well regarded for a broad criminal practice focused on complex homicides and drugs conspiracies. He is particularly experienced in the area of white–collar crime.”
Leading Silk in Crime in Legal 500

“He is articulate and surgical in his advocacy, and the way he digests information and gives advice is amazing.” “He prepares his cases fantastically thoroughly.”

 

Practice Profile

A leading Silk in the field of Crime and in Fraud demonstrating a multi disciplinary skill set encompassing civil, commercial and criminal expertise.

Amjad Malik QC is continuously instructed in the most complex and important of cases. He is sought after by solicitors because of his stylish, persuasive advocacy and is known as being at the forefront in the field of fraud, corruption and commercial crime such including confiscation and restraint.

Recently he has been asked to advise clients in a matter with regard to facilitation payments under the Bribery Act. He represented JM in the landmark proceeds of crime case, Anwoir, Meghrabi and others (Operations Raphis and Aloof), the money laundering of £40 million through London Currency Exchange Bureaus tried in 2013.

He has also recently represented KM in R v SB and others (Operation Vex) a MTIC fraud, causing a loss of approximately £95 million to the taxpayer.  R v Miah and others 2015  defending in a Money laundering enterprise through a Midlands currency exchange.

He also executes a regulatory and civil expertise when appearing before specialist regulatory tribunals: the General Medical Council; the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Healthcare Professionals Council. He presently represents a Consultant Professor in  GMC v B, charged with publishing plagiaristic research articles in a number of international medical journals.

He has wide experience of many aspects of mental health law including mental capacity, healthcare law and human rights. His practice encompasses many areas in which this specialism is important, for example, the Court of Protection, prison law, community care, torts actions, inquests and inquiries.

He possesses an in–depth knowledge of terrorism offences and has long experience of “Honour Killing” crime; defending JD in the Southall murder of Geeta Aulukh at the Central Criminal Court.

Work Undertaken

  • Commercial crime (including fraud and money laundering)
  • Serious Crimes (including terrorism offences, murder, manslaughter and drugs)
  • Professional regulatory and disciplinary
  • Mental health and healthcare law
  • Human rights

Seminars & associated work

  • Sharia finance Seminar at Bar Council Rooms March 2014
  • Sharia “Dispelling Myths” with Professor Tariq Ramadan of St Annes Oxford at the Arab British Chamber of Commerce 2013.
  • He is regularly invited as a keynote speaker in Terrorism legislation, Honour Crime and Hate Speech crime seminars (“Speech Crimes” Published in The Barrister issue 48).
  • A keynote Speaker on “Wilful Neglect” and protecting vulnerable adults at Safeguarding Conference Islington and Lincolns Inn BIA conference in April 2014.

 

Languages

Fluent in Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi

 

Practice Areas


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INTERNATIONAL LAW

Overview Church Court Chambers prides itself on being able to draw upon a broad range of experience in relation to international law, with members of chambers having acted and advised in a wide range of jurisdictions in both civil and criminal matters. In recent years...

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BUSINESS CRIME

Overview Chambers has expertise in defending corporate clients in the broad spectrum of criminal and quasi criminal matters. A series of major financial scandals and high-profile accidents, taken together with an ever increasing number of Statues and Regulations, have...

EXPERIENCE AND INSTRUCTIONS

Commercial Crime

Fraud/Money laundering:

Representing KM in R v SB and others (Operation Vex) Kingston Crown Court.  Defendant involved in a massive MTIC fraud, causing a loss of approximately £90 million to the taxpayer.

Representing JM in the second trial arising from the landmark proceeds of crime case, Anwoir, Meghrabi and others. Money laundering of £40 million through London Currency Exchange Bureau. Kingston Crown Court.

R v Miah and others  defending in a  money laundering enterprise through a Midlands currency exchange.

General Crime

R v Singh and others Central Criminal Court – defending the so called “honour killing” of Geeta Aulukh in a residential street in Southall by defendant and 3 others using machetes.

R v Aiden Jackson  CPS Lincoln/East Midlands Prosecuting leading Counsel Homophobic murder of an elderly disabled man by a 17 year old teenager who had lured the victim to a remote area in order to kill him.

R v Malik Blackburn and another  St Albans CC Thames Valley Complex Crime Unit (TV CCU) – Conspiracy to Murder. Leading Prosecuting Counsel in a targeted shooting of a Organised Crime gang rival – The victim survived the attempt on his life and refused to provide evidence to the Crown of who shot him.

R v Malik Blackburn St Albans CC TV CCU – Corruption – Leading Prosecution Counsel in a case involving  payment to a civilian employee in order to obtain access to Police Computer database and obtaining information on rival organised crime gang members. Computer and telephone evidence issues.

R v Masciopinto and 4 others Luton CC. TV CCU –  Heroin and Cocaine supply conspiracies– Leading Prosecution Counsel involving surveillance visual and probe material. Sensitive unused material issues.

R v Craig Leighton Reading CC CPS Reading  Murder of a visually impaired and disabled man by the defendant.

R v Wall and 2 others Reading CC TV CCU. Leading Prosecution counsel. Murder of an Asian gang member by a rival Black gang in Slough. Gang member issues and anonymous witnesses.

R v Newell and 4 others Luton CC   TV CCU Conspiracy to Murder and attempted murder. Leading Prosecution Counsel Contract killing paid for by an organised crime gang on 2 rival gang members in Luton.

R v Wali Khan & Others Birmingham Crown Court Mr Justice Globe

The torture and murder of a businessman in a targeted robbery at residential premises in Leicester. The murder was carried out by the defendant and two others, forcibly wrapping the head of the deceased with layers of cloth in order to kill by asphyxiation. Cut–throat defences.

R v Muhammed Shafi Reading Crown Court HHJ Z Smith

A pre–planned murder of the defendant’s female partner, who was taken to a remote area late at night, the defendant using a knife and heavy metal cutters to kill. Loss of control was raised as the defence to murder.

R v Frankie Parker and Gary Smith Cambridge Crown Court Mr Justice Singh

The beating and brutal murder of a 76 year old man during a robbery, carried out in his own home by the defendant and another. Cut–throat defences involving witnesses who were all from the travelling community.

R v Sandhu Penuts Harrow Crown Court. An Albanian drug cartel the subject of surveillance operations conducted by the Serious Crime Agency. Defendant found with 4 kilograms of Heroin (street value 1 million pounds) and acquitted.

R v Mark Lewis Northampton Crown Court 19 year old defendant who robbed and killed a stranger in the town centre in the early hours of the morning.

R v Sajjad Hussain & others Luton CC

Defendant with three others attacked rival gang members with meat cleavers in Bedford Town centre, murder of one man and the attempted murder of another.

R v Quaye and 2 others Norwich CC

Leading Prosecution Counsel. Two defendant’s, age 15 and 17, charged with murder of a young man at a party by joint enterprise stabbing. Third adult defendant involved in assisting an offender after the murder.

R v Suleiman and others Chelmsford Crown Court  joint enterprise murder

R v Hnida and others and R v Stawski Oxford Crown Court Polish gang related murder

R v Clements Hull Crown Court defending murder involving a killing by the cutting of the throat in a residential street.

R v Thomas White  Luton Crown Court murder of a man involving GHB/GBL and Mephedrone overdose

R v Lewis Thornton Wolvehampton Crown Court manslaughter  during a robbery

R v Robert Chellingworth Exeter Crown Court Assisted suicide

R v Paul Cooke Wolverhampton Crown Court Prosecution of Murder of elderly homeowner during robbery

R v Michael Dannaher Oxford Crown Court defending the Excel Sheet/Wind in the Willows 1st Edition Murderer who was targeting celebrities

R v Swift, Ryan and 3 others  Chelmsford CC – Honey trap murder prosecution

R v Ben Richardson  Nottingham Crown Court. Prosecution of Murder by 19 year old with fitness to plead, diminished responsibility and loss of control issues.

Large Scale Drug supply cases

Regularly defending in the most serious Class A supply/importation cases.

Prosecuting Operation Diesel Birmingham CC. A 13 defendant Conspiracy to supply Cocaine and Money laundering

Appellate Cases

Asked regularly to advise on the safety of convictions in murder and other complex criminal cases, conducted by other trial Counsel.

R v Sara Ege Cardiff Crown Court December

Recently advised and obtained leave to appeal the conviction of a mother for the murder of her 7 year old son by beating because of a failure of the boy to recite the Koran properly. Issues raised on appeal as to failure of trial Judge to allow expert evidence on Honour based violence sustained by the defendant at the hands of her husband.

R v H Nottingham Crown Court

Representing a Solicitor, who faced witness intimidation charges arising out of a criminal trial that he himself conducted. Appeal against original conviction successful but Court of Appeal ordered a re–trial. Appeared for the defendant in the retrial and Defendant was acquitted after submissions made of no case to answer.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS


Elected President of the Association of United Kingdom Muslim Lawyers (2011-2016) http://www.aml.org.uk/cms/ The membership consists of some seven hundred solicitors and barristers. He has helped in the development and advancement of understanding in areas of Sharia law with regard to English civil, commercial and family law. See seminars.