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Profile submitted by Omar Khan

Practice Areas

Omar specialises in serious and complex criminal litigation, including sexual offences, bribery and corruption, misconduct in public office, serious fraud and financial crime. He routinely advises on high-profile matters and works extensively with public relations agencies and reputation management lawyers. Omar also provides pre and post-production advice to television broadcasters and production companies. In the field of extradition, Omar advises those subject to European Arrest Warrants, as well as those subject to extradition requests from countries that are not signatories to the EAW scheme. Recent work includes acting for a well-known Hollywood film producer whose extradition was sought in relation to a suspected multi-million pound film tax scheme fraud, and for a US-based IT executive wanted for prosecution by the UK authorities in connection with a major drugs importation conspiracy. Experienced in bringing appeals to the Court of Appeal, Omar has also successfully challenged and overturned decisions of the police, prosecuting authorities and the lower courts by way of judicial review in the High Court

Professional Memberships

The Law Society of England and Wales; Young Fraud Lawyers Association; Extradition Lawyers' Association; European Criminal Law Association; European Fraud and Compliance Lawyers; European Criminal Bar Association; London Criminal Courts Solicitors' Association.

Career

Trained TV Edwards LLP; qualified 2012. Shaw Graham Kersh 2012-13. Joined BCL 2014.

Publications

Contributing author for LexisNexis PSL ‘Corporate Crime’ section, drafting practice notes on various criminal law matters.

Personal

Attended St Paul’s School, London; University of Sheffield/Lund University, Sweden (2008 LLB Hons); College of Law (2009 LPC). Resides London. Enjoys boxing, rugby, cricket, music and theatre.