Abbas Lakha QC is one of the UK’s leading silks. He 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.
Abbas has experience in, and advises on, all forms of asset forfeiture work including restraint and conﬁscation proceedings. He regularly advises City and ﬁnancial institutions on all aspects of money laundering, corruption and fraud.
He has been instructed to appear before the Upper and Lower Tier Tribunals on behalf of individuals and Corporations in Tax and VAT related matters, and has represented individuals appearing before their Professional bodies and Tribunals on disciplinary matters.
Abbas Lakha QC was appointed an Inspector by the Department of Trade and Industry to conduct a lengthy investigation into Insider Dealing in the shares of a FTSE 100 Company in the lead up to its takeover.