Nadeem is the firm’s Managing Partner. He specialises in cases of complex fraud, business crime and other serious offences including firearm, drugs and homicide. Recognised as a leading lawyer in Chambers and Partners, Nadeem is noted for his vast experience, tactical acumen and an exhaustive approach to case preparation. He brings a rare level of personal commitment to his cases, running a bespoke service for each client.
Nadeem’s expertise in financial crime ranges from multi-million pound conspiracies to defraud, including ‘boiler room’ and ‘missing trader’ frauds through to immigration and benefit frauds and large scale money laundering. He acts in cases brought by financial regulatory agencies and has advised in many complex and high value confiscation cases, many of which he has successfully defended by establishing that his clients’ assets were the proceeds of legitimate business income.
Nadeem has also acted in a number of high profile cases involving organised crime, including large scale drug supply and firearms offences. He is particularly known for defending in murder cases. Nadeem’s extraordinarily high record of acquittals in murder trials speaks to the depths of his expertise in this area.
Nadeem has a multi-jurisdictional element to his practice and represents and foreign nationals and companies in respect of their activities in the UK as well as representing foreign nationals in extradition proceedings.
Recent examples of Nadeem’s business crime and fraud work include R v B, B and others, a multi-million pound tax evasion and boiler room investment fraud; R v M, a missing trader VAT fraud; R v G, in which he secured the acquittal of a charity worker accused of large scale immigration fraud.
Highlights of Nadeem’s recent homicide/organised crime work includes R v F, in which he secured the acquittal of client in two sets of linked proceedings, the first involving conspiracy to murder a British man in Pakistan by way of a hitman and the second, his alleged possession of an arsenal of firearms and large amounts of heroin.