Locality: London, United Kingdom
Summary: Notable Cases: Fraud: Op Inertia- allegation of large scale Contra Trading R v Akhtar Hussain-Pros application for confiscation order of 127 million successfully resisted post R. v. May, House of Lords 2008 R v Solazzo-Landfill Tax Credit Fraud The Jubilee Line Fraud Op Abetted- 40 million pound heroin importation R v Sewell and R v. Dowell-London City Bond appeals and abuse hearing resulting in a successful stay of Prosecution Op Greyhound -CIB3 investigation into corruption in police force Terrorism: R v Aabid Khan-Defendant had information about the Royal Family alongside instructions on how to kill "non-believers". R v Dara-Appeal against extradition to Germany. German authorities alleged appellant had unlawfully exported items intending to use them to develop nuclear weapons in his native Pakistan. R v Safi and others-The Afghan Hijack case at Stansted Airport R v M-The prosecution of an Al Qaeeda suspect R v F & others-The Ricin Case R v B & others-International FBI investigation into global arms sales Other Crime: R v Daud Ahmed-charged with assisting an offender in the disposal of the murder weapon R v Maninder Kohli-Hannnah Foster murder trial R v John Kalu-bouncers accused of killing a reveller R v Nagra-allegation of sexual abuse against a step grand daughter stayed on grounds of abuse of process (failures in relation to disclosure and the duty to investigate with an open mind) R v Gill-allegation of historical abuse against step daughter. stayed on grounds of abuse of process (delay and manipulation of the court process) 'A Juryman's Tale' trial-Kidnap and Blackmail of a Greek Shipping magnate Operation Undulating- Columbian Cocaine conspiracy The Rettendon Murders appeal hearing R v Khan-murder trial arising from drugs related gang warfare VAT Tribunals: IA Associates v HMRC-claim by Applicant for return of disallowed VAT Hawkeye v HMRC - claim by Applicant for return of disallowed VAT
Current: Barrister at 9 Bedford Row
Education: Leeds Metropolitan University Law (1980-1983) Stowe School 1976 - 1980
Leeds Metropolitan University Law (1980-1983)
Industry: Law Practice
Skills: Abbas Lakhas fraud practice encompasses VAT, duty diversion, revenue, advance fee, MTIC, insider dealing and mortgage frauds. He regularly advises City and Financial Institutions on their statutory obligations including compliance with money laundering provisions and protection from fraud. Abbas Lakha also represents claimants before the VAT Tribunals as well as Professionals charged with misconduct appearing before their Professional bodies and Tribunals.
Experience: 9 Bedford Row (Law Practice industry): Barrister, (1984-Present)
Interests: consulting offers, new ventures, expertise requests, getting back in touch
Groups: Member of the Criminal Bar Association, the General Council of the Bar of England and wales, International Criminal Bar Association, the European Criminal Bar Association, the Society of Asian Lawyers and the Society of Black Lawyers.
Lakha Abbas QC Lakha Abbas QC is at 9 Bedford Row Chambers. Lakha was the highest paid Legal Aid criminal lawyer in 2002-3 and is a Department of Trade and Industry ...