Tayab Ali




 "He is an irresistible force – he's fearless and he always gets the right results for his clients"      Chambers UK, A client's guide to the legal profession

Tayab is an internationally recognised and highly respected solicitor whose practice encompasses domestic and international law.

He is consistently rated as a leading lawyer in the independent legal directory Chambers and Partners and is ranked as a Super Lawyer in the area of Civil Liberties by the Thompson Reuters directory.


He has been featured as the Lawyer of the Week in The Times Newspaper and The Law Society Gazette.


Tayab is currently instructed by Egypt’s Freedom & Justice Party, the Muslim Brotherhood and members of the Shura Council (Upper House of Parliament) of Egypt to investigate international crimes following the coup d’état in July 2013.


He has recently successfully represented Palestine’s Sheikh Raed Salah in a public law challenge against the UK’s Home Secretary’s decision to detain Sheikh Salah in the United Kingdom.


Tayab is regarded as one of the leading experts in Universal Jurisdiction and has advised widely in this regard. In 2009 he acted in a case which led to a British Court issuing an arrest warrant for a former Israeli Foreign Minister. 


Tayab Ali is the founder and non executive Legal Director of the International Crime Investigation Organisation (ICIO).


Tayab is a leading criminal defence lawyer with special expertise in high profile, serious and complex cases. He has represented defendants accused of terrorism in some of the United Kingdom's most important cases. 


He has made an impact into UK government’s policy on the use of torture during his continued representation of Salahuddin Amin and Rangzieb Ahmed. The two men accuse the British authorities of being complicit in their torture while being detained abroad.


Tayab has advised Governments and Members of Parliament across the world on legal and political issues.


He maintains excellent links to a number of press and media organisations. He has an acute understanding of the important role the media can play in any legal strategy. As such, he is often retained in high profile cases involving sensitive political issues. He is regularly the solicitor of choice for individuals and groups throughout the world when they are forced to protect their reputations and fundamental rights.


His tenacity, unflinching commitment to his clients and outstanding work has resulted in him consistently being ranked as a leading lawyer by the Chambers legal directory which recently described him as "An irresistible force – he's fearless and he always gets the right results for his clients"  



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