Practice Areas: Abbas Lakha QC is a defence specialist, with a wide-ranging practice in all areas of serious and complex litigation. He is particularly noted for his extensive experience in advising and representing Individuals and Corporations in Regulatory and Criminal Proceedings both in the Courts and before Tribunals. His principal expertise relates to the defence of individuals who are prosecuted in relation to allegations of Financial Crime. Abbas has appeared in many of the country’s most high profile fraud trials which frequently have international dimensions. He is regularly instructed to advise at the pre-investigative stages of cases. He is highly respected for his courtroom advocacy skills, his attention to detail on case preparation and his negotiating skills. He has experience of representing high profile individuals for whom reputation management is a significant concern. R v Malik Blackburn, Murder; R v Gathani, Fraud - MTIC Fraud £100m; R v Goddard, Fraud - MTIC Fraud £80m; HMRC v Sunico and the Harwanis, High Court - Commercial Fraud - £40m; Atlantic Electronics v HMRC VAT Tribunal.
Career: Called to the Bar 1984 and took Silk 2003.