Zahir specialises in Serious and Complex Fraud, White Collar Crime and Terrorism and has been involved in several high profile cases within these fields. His areas of expertise include international and domestic money laundering.
“Zahir Ahmed gels well with the firm’s emphasis on fraud and is noted for his post-conviction asset forfeiture specialism within a general crime context”
Chambers & Partners | 2012 edition
“Zahir Ahmed is described as “a great lawyer, a talented solicitor able to tackle a complex murder with good client-handling skills”
Chambers & Partners | 2012 edition
His substantial defence practice includes numerous prosecutions by the Serious Fraud Office, Trading Standards, FSA, UKBA and Revenue and Customs.
Zahir has extensive experience in Tax related offences, VAT Fraud, Fraudulent Trading, Insider Dealing, Companies Act Offences, Immigration Fraud, Film Tax Credit Fraud, Land Banking Fraud’s, Carbon Credit Frauds, Wine Frauds and large scale money laundering offences.
Zahir has been recognised by Chambers and Partners 2012 as a key individual and his entry states that he “takes the time to guide well; he has an approachability that is not one-dimensional and he leaves no stone unturned to ensure proper client representation”.
Zahir is regularly instructed to represent companies and individuals accused of large-scale fraud.
Zahir has recently represented clients involved in a multi-million pound Film Production Tax Credit Fraud and a £25 million pound Landing Banking Fraud.
Zahir is currently representing individuals and companies accused of Land Banking Fraud, Carbon Credit Fraud, Advance Fee Fraud, Mortgage Fraud and large-scale conspiracy to import 1000kg of Class A and B drugs.
Zahir has real eye for detail in particular disclosure which has resulted in him securing acquittals in very large Conspiracies to Defraud and Conspiracy to Supply Class A cases.
Through his close links with the sports industry Zahir has regularly been instructed to represent premiership footballers.
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