Black Letter Law Directory | 2015 | Queen’s Counsel (QCs)

This sub-section lists the Queen’s Counsel (QCs) of African, Asian, Caribbean and other ethnic minority ancestry.

Karim A. A. Khan QC

Karim Asad Ahmad Khan QC is a barrister at Temple Garden Chambers and took silk in 2011. Karim combines a practice at the national and international levels in public law and human rights. He specialises in international criminal law, acting on behalf of governments, Heads of States, political...

Benjamin Aina QC

Benjamin Aina QC is a barrister at Thomas Bingham Chambers. Benjamin's now has a mixed practice focusing on serious crime (including murder and commercial fraud), personal injury, contractual disputes, action against the police and judicial review. A member of the Cayman Islands Bar, between...

Daniel Alexander QC

Daniel Alexander QC is a barrister at 8 New Square, Lincoln's Inn and became a Deputy High Court Judge in 2006.He is a leading Intellectual Property, Information Technology and Media and Entertainment silk. Daniel was called to the English and New York Bars in 1988 and became a QC in...

Zafar Ali QC

Zafar Ali QC, of 23 Essex Street Chambers, took silk in 2012. He has a military background and specialises in serious crime, including terrorism, homicide, international drugs conspiracies, money laundering and complex fraud. Zafar is rapidly building a name in the field of terrorism following...

Jalil Asif QC

Jalil Asif QC is a partner at Kobre & Kim LLP, a boutique litigation law firm. Prior to this, he was a barrister at 4 New Square where he remains a door tenant. Jalil sits as a Recorder in the Crown and County Courts and is a bencher at Lincoln’s Inn. He also acts as an arbitrator and is a...

Andrew Kumar Bagchi QC

Andrew Kumar Bagchi QC is a barrister at 1 Garden Court Family Law Chambers. Andrew has a broad base practice that includes complex litigation involving children, divorce and ancillary relief and proceedings in relation to the...

Alex Bailin QC

Alex Bailin QC is a barrister at Matrix Chambers. He was called to the Bar in 1995 and took silk in 2010. He is a Crown Court Recorder and a Deputy High Court Judge. He in ranked in the legal directories across eight areas spanning criminal and civil law. His core areas are criminal law, public...

Dijendra Bhushan Basu QC

Dijendra (known as Dijen) Bhushan Basu QC is a barrister at 5 Essex Court Chambers. He has been a Recorder since 2009 and took silk in 2015. Dijen’s particular specialism is police and public law.

Zia Bhaloo QC

Zia Bhaloo QC is a barrister at Enterprise Chambers. She was called to the Bar in 1990 and took silk in 2010. Zia's practice covers all areas of property and landlord and tenant work. She has been representing clients in mediations for the past 15 years and is an Alternative Dispute Resolution...

Ranjit Bhose QC

Ranjit Bhose QC is a barrister at Cornerstone Chambers and took silk in 2012. He specialises in local government, public, landlord and tenant, real property, environmental and licensing law. Chambers and Partners recommends Ranjit as a star performer in Social Housing Law and describes him as...

Mukul Chawla QC

Mukul Chawla QC is Head of Chambers at 9-12 Bell Yard and is a Recorder. Mukul specialises in fraud, general crime - in particular, representing police officers - and judicial review. His notable cases have included defending a police sergeant charged with the unlawful killing of a black...

Bobbie Cheema QC

Bobbie Cheema QC is a barrister at 2 Hare Court Chambers. She specialises in homicide, terrorism, fraud and corruption and also has an extensive advisory practice spanning from corporate fraud, high profile homicide, and cold case reviews, through to financial, medical and other regulations. In...

Alain Choo Choy QC

Alain Choo Choy QC is a barrister at One Essex Court who is a a leading commercial silk. He was called to the Bar (Inner Temple) in 1991 and took silk in...

Akhlaq Ur-Rahman Choudhury QC

Akhlaq Ur-Rahman Choudhury QC is a barrister at 11 King’s Bench Walk Chambers.  He is a specialist in Employment and Business Protection and Public and Information Law. . Before taking silk, Akhlaq was consistently recommended as a leading employment junior in Chambers &...

Harendra de Silva QC

Harendra de Silva QC is a barrister at Goldsmith Chambers (which merged with Argent Chambers in 2014). He specialises in serious crime - including murder, serious fraud, importation and supply of drugs, armed robbery, rape, money laundering and human trafficking. Harendra, a Harmsworth Scholar,...

Sir Desmond de Silva QC

The Rt Hon Sir Desmond de Silva PC QC is a member of  Goldsmith Chambers (which merged with Argent Chamber in 2014). He was the Head of Chambers at 2 Paper Buildings and then Argent for nearly 25 years.  One of the country's leading criminal QCs, he took silk in...

Anuja Dhir QC

Anuja Dhir QC was a barrister at 5 Paper Buildings. She took Silk in 2010 and in 2012 she was appointed Circuit Judge to sit at the Crown Court at...

Dexter Dias QC

Dexter Dias QC is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers. He was called to the Bar in 1988 and took silk in 2009. He has in recent years been instructed in some of the biggest criminal trials involving murder, terrorism and human rights. He has also played a pivotal role in public inquiries and...

Dame Linda Dobbs

The Honourable Dame Linda Dobbs DBE, who became Britain's first ethnic minority High Court Judge in 2004, took silk in...

Nkumbe Ekaney QC

Nkumbe Ekaney QC is a barrister at Albion Chambers in Bristol and took silk in 2011. He was called to the Bar (Gray's Inn) in 1990. Nkumbe specialises in Family Law, including matrimonial finance provisions. He has represented local authorities, parents and children's guardians extensively in...

Francis Evans QC

Francis Evans QC is a barrister at JG Global Legal Consultants London. He is instructed in disputes arising in substantial contract cases, including multi-jurisdiction work, involving litigation in the High Court, particularly in the Commercial Court, and in the London Court of International...

Martin Forde QC

Martin Forde QC is a barrister at One Crown Office Row Chambers and took silk in 2006. He became a Recorder in 2009 and was appointed as a Judicial Appointments Commissioner in January 2012. Martin has been both a South Eastern Circuit Diversity Mentor and Chair of the South Eastern Circuit...

Courtenay Griffiths QC

Courtenay Griffiths QC is a barrister at 25 Bedford Row Chambers. He was formerly at Garden Court Chambers one of the best-known, largest, radical and respected Chambers in the UK. He is also a Recorder.

He has been counsel in some of the most famous trials and inquests in the UK and...

Teertha Gupta QC

Teertha Gupta QC, a barrister at 4 Paper Buildings and a Recorder, took silk in 2012. He is a Family Law practitioner and has particular experience in public and private international child abduction, stranded spouses and forced marriage matters and cases involving jurisdictional complications,...

Muhammed Luthful Haque QC

Muhammed Luthful Haque QC is a barrister at Crown Office Chambers. Muhammed specialises in common law and his main areas of practice are commercial litigation and personal injury disputes –

Kim Hollis QC

Kim Hollis QC is a barrister at 25 Bedford Row Chambers and specialises in criminal defence - including very serious violent and sexual crimes, drugs and honour killings. 

Ajmalul Hossain QC

Ajmalul Hossain QC is a barrister at Selborne Chambers, an Employment Tribunals Chairman and a Senior Advocate of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. He is also the senior partner of A Hossain & Associates, one of the leading commercial law firms of Bangladesh, based in Dhaka. Ajmalul took silk...

Satinder Hunjan QC

Satinder Hunjan QC is head of the Clinical Negligence Group at No5 Chambers. He was called to the Bar in 1984 and took silk in 2002. Satinder was appointed as a Deputy High Court Judge in the Queen's Bench Division in 2008 and sits as a Recorder of the Crown Court. Satinder specialises in...

Raza Husain QC

Raza Husain QC is a barrister at Matrix Chambers, where he became one of the founding members in 2000. He was called to the Bar in November 1993 and took silk in March 2010. Raza specialises in Public Law with an emphasis on immigration and human rights. Chambers and Partners named him Human...

Mukhtar Hussain QC

Mukhtar Hussain QC was the Head of Lincoln House Chambers in Manchester for 20 years. He is a Recorder and a Bencher of Middle Temple. He specialises in all areas of Criminal Law and immigration and in recent years, complex fraud cases. He has been involved in many high-profile cases, including...

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