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Welcome to

New Park Court Chambers

"Regarded as ‘one of the most prominent sets for crime in the North of England’."
- Legal 500 2015

Private Client

"Clients 'would strongly recommend New Park Court Chambers to anyone looking for a strong criminal or regulatory lawyer'."
- Chambers and Partners 2016

Amjad Malik QC 1987 (QC 2010)

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Call: 1987

QC: 2010

Ranked in Chambers & Partners: Crime

“At 36 Bedford Row, the ‘calm and composed’ Amjad Malik QC is noted for his ability to provide ‘a clear case strategy from the off, and maintain it through the turbulent waters of a trial’.” Leading Silk in Crime in Legal 500 – 2012

“Well–regarded advocate Amjad Malik QC is regularly instructed to prosecute and defend murder and organised crime cases.” Leading Silk in Crime in Legal 500 – 2013

A leading Silk in the field of Crime and in Fraud demonstrating a multi-disciplinary skill set encompassing civil, commercial and criminal expertise. 

Amjad Malik QC is continuously instructed in the most complex and important of cases. He is sought after by solicitors because of his stylish, persuasive advocacy and is known as being at the forefront in the field of fraud, corruption and commercial crime such including confiscation and restraint. Recently he has been asked to advise clients in a matter with regard to facilitation payments under the Bribery Act. He represented JM in the landmark proceeds of crime case, Anwoir, Meghrabi and others (Operations Raphis and Aloof), the money laundering of £40 million through London Currency Exchange Bureaus tried in 2013. He has also recently represented KM in R v SB and others (Operation Vex) a MTIC fraud, causing a loss of approximately £95 million to the taxpayer.

He also executes a regulatory and civil expertise when appearing before specialist regulatory tribunals: the General Medical Council; the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Healthcare Professionals Council. He presently represents a Consultant Professor in GMC v B, charged with publishing plagiaristic research articles in a number of international medical journals.

He has wide experience of many aspects of mental health law including mental capacity, healthcare law and human rights. His practice encompasses many areas in which this specialism is important, for example, the Court of Protection, prison law, community care, torts actions, inquests and inquiries.

Commercial Crime

Fraud/Money laundering.

Representing KM in R v SB and others (Operation Vex) Kingston Crown Court Jan– May 2013.

Defendant involved in a massive MTIC fraud, causing a loss of approximately £90 million to the taxpayer.

Representing JM in the second trial arising from the landmark proceeds of crime case, Anwoir, Meghrabi and others. Money laundering of £40 million through London Currency Exchange Bureau. Kingston Crown Court May – July 2103.

General Crime

R v Aiden Jackson 2011 August –October CPS Lincoln/East Midlands Prosecuting leading Counsel Homophobic murder of an elderly disabled man by a 17 year old teenager who had lured the victim to a remote area in order to kill him.

R v Malik Blackburn and another November 2011 St Albans CC Thames Valley Complex Crime Unit (TV CCU) – Conspiracy to Murder. Leading Prosecuting Counsel in a targeted shooting of a Organised Crime gang rival – The victim survived the attempt on his life and refused to provide evidence to the Crown of who shot him.

R v Malik Blackburn St Albans CC Feb 2012. TV CCU – Corruption – Leading Prosecution Counsel in a case involving  payment to a civilian employee in order to obtain access to Police Computer database and obtaining information on rival organised crime gang members. Computer and telephone evidence issues.

R v Masciopinto and 4 others Luton CC March- April  2012. TV CCU -  Heroin and Cocaine supply conspiracies- Leading Prosecution Counsel involving surveillance visual and probe material. Sensitive unused material issues.

R v Craig Leighton Reading CC Oct 2013. CPS Reading  Murder of a visually impaired and disabled man by the defendant.

R v Wall and 2 others Reading CC Nov-Dec 2013. TV CCU. Leading Prosecution counsel. Murder of an Asian gang member by a rival Black gang in Slough. Gang member issues and anonymous witnesses.

R v Newell and 4 others Luton CC April to June 2014.  TV CCU Conspiracy to Murder and attempted murder. Leading Prosecution Counsel Contract killing paid for by an organised crime gang on 2 rival gang members in Luton.

R v Wali Khan & Others Birmingham Crown Court Mr Justice Globe October–November 2012

The torture and murder of a businessman in a targeted robbery at residential premises in Leicester. The murder was carried out by the defendant and two others, forcibly wrapping the head of the deceased with layers of cloth in order to kill by asphyxiation. Cut–throat defences.

R v Muhammed Shafi Reading Crown Court HHJ Z Smith Nov–Dec 2012

A pre–planned murder of the defendant’s female partner, who was taken to a remote area late at night, the defendant using a knife and heavy metal cutters to kill. Loss of control was raised as the defence to murder.

R v Frankie Parker and Gary Smith Cambridge Crown Court Mr Justice Singh July 2013

The beating and brutal murder of a 76 year old man during a robbery, carried out in his own home by the defendant and another. Cut–throat defences involving witnesses who were all from the travelling community.

R v Sandhu Penuts Harrow Crown Court June 2014. An Albanian drug cartel the subject of surveillance operations conducted by the Serious Crime Agency. Defendant found with 4 kilograms of Heroin (street value 1 million pounds) and acquitted.

R v Mark Lewis Northampton Crown Court July 2014. 19 year old defendant who robbed and killed a stranger in the town centre in the early hours of the morning.

Appellate Cases

Asked regularly to advise on the safety of convictions in murder and other complex criminal cases, conducted by other trial Counsel.

R v Sara Ege Cardiff Crown Court December 2012

Recently advised and obtained leave to appeal the conviction of a mother for the murder of her 7 year old son by beating because of a failure of the boy to recite the Koran properly. Issues raised on appeal as to failure of trial Judge to allow expert evidence on Honour based violence sustained by the defendant at the hands of her husband.

R v H Nottingham Crown Court

Representing a Solicitor, who faced witness intimidation charges arising out of a criminal trial that he himself conducted. Appeal against original conviction successful but Court of Appeal ordered a re–trial. Appeared for the defendant in the retrial and Defendant was acquitted after submissions made of no case to answer.

Seminars and Associated Work

He possesses an in–depth knowledge of terrorism offences and has long experience of “Honour Killing” crime; defending JD in the Southall murder of Geeta Aulukh at the Central Criminal Court.

He is regularly invited as a keynote speaker in Terrorism legislation, Honour Crime and Hate Speech crime seminars (“Speech Crimes” Published in The Barrister issue 48).

A keynote Speaker on “Wilful Neglect” and protecting vulnerable adults at Safeguarding Conference Islington and Lincolns Inn  BIA conference in April 2014.

Associated Positions

From the 31st March 2011 the Elected President of the Association of United Kingdom Muslim Lawyers http://www.aml.org.uk/cms/

The membership consists of some seven hundred solicitors and barristers. He has helped in the development and advancement of understanding in areas of Sharia law with regard to English civil, commercial and family law.

Sharia finance Seminar at Bar Council Rooms March 2014

Sharia “Dispelling Myths” with Professor Tariq Ramadan of St Annes Oxford at the Arab British Chamber of Commerce 2013.

Languages

Fluent in Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi.