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

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

Wayne Jordash QC

Wayne Jordash QC is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers. Wayne specialises in international criminal and human rights law and is recognised as an expert for transitional justice advice. His practice spans across domestic trials in the UK as well as international or hybrid criminal tribunals,...

Sibghat Kadri QC

Sibghat Kadri QC took silk in 1988 and became a Bencher in 1997. He is a leading authority on immigration and race...

Michel Kallipetis QC

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Chirag Karia QC

Chirag Karia QC is a barrister at Quadrant Chambers. He was called to the Bar (Lincoln's Inn) in 1988 and took silk in 2012. In addition, he is a qualified attorney in California, where he practised for 10 years prior to returning to the Bar. Chirag specialises in Commercial Law, including...

Lee Karu QC

Lee Karu QC is a barrister at 9 Bedford Row. He was called to the Bar in 1985 and took silk in 2010. Lee is a specialist criminal defence advocate and has appeared in many high-profile cases over two decades, including the first case of its kind when the family of a man convicted of the murder of...

Kalyani (Kaly) Kaul QC

Kalyani (Kaly) Kaul QC is a barrister at 5 St Andrews Hill chambers and took silk in 2011. She was also appointed a Recorder (South Eastern Circuit) in 2009. Kaly was called to the Bar in 1983 and specialises in heavy-weight criminal defence work. Her cases have included murder and serious...

Karim Khalil QC

Karim Khalil QC is the Head of Chambers at One Paper Buildings. He is a Bencher of Lincoln's Inn, took silk in 2003 and has been a recorder since 1997. He specialises in defending and prosecuting serious criminal cases, whilst also instructed in a range of other work requiring forensic advocacy...

Nageena Khalique QC

Nageena Khalique QC is a barrister at No5 Chambers, where she is Head of the Public Law Group, the Inquest Group and the Court of Protection Group, and took silk in 2015. 

She was previously a hospital dentist specialising in oral and maxillofacial surgery to Registrar level before...

Judy Khan QC

Judy Khan QC is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers and is a Recorder. She was called to the Bar in 1989, was appointed as a Recorder in 2006 and took silk in 2010. Judy has experience of criminal defence work across a wide spectrum of cases. She has been instructed as leading counsel in cases...

Avtar Khangure QC

Avtar Khangure QC is a barrister and Head of Chambers at St Philips Chambers in Birmingham. His practise is general commercial litigation within the fields of banking, company law, insolvency, professional negligence, franchising and product liability with a varied client base - from major...

Abbas Lakha QC

Abbas Lakha QC is a barrister at 9 Bedford Row Chambers. He is a defence specialist, with a wide-ranging practice in all areas of serious and complex litigation. Abbas is particularly noted for his extensive experience in advising and representing individuals and corporations in regulatory and...

Jerome Lynch QC

Jerome Lynch QC is a barrister and head of chambers at Charter Chambers. Jerome specialises in crime and his practice predominantly covers murder, fraud, corruption, corporate offences and money laundering. His recent criminal cases include ‘Arms to Liverpool’, ‘Arms to Iran’, a...

Ali Malek QC

Ali Malek QC is a barrister and head of chambers at 3 Verulam Buildings (3VB).  Ali became a Deputy High Court Judge in 2008 and has been a Crown Court Recorder since 1998. He specialises in all aspects of commercial law and has experience across a range of industry sectors including banking,...

Hodge Malek QC

Hodge Malek is a barrister at 39 Essex Street. He sits as a Recorder in both civil and criminal cases. He regularly sits as chairman of disciplinary panels of the Bar. He is a member of the Inn’s Conduct Committee and a Bencher of Gray’s Inn. Hodge specialises in banking, financial services...

Amjad Malik QC

Amjad Malik QC is a barrister at 36 Bedford Row. He was called to the Bar in 1987 and took silk in 2010. Amjad is a member of the Crime and Environment practice groups within Chambers and specialises in all areas of crime. The criminal cases he has been involved in include murder, kidnap, honour...

Kate Markus QC

Kate Markus QC was a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers until she was appointed as a Judge of the Upper Tribunal, Administrative Appeal Chamber in 2014. Kate specialised in public law and human rights, and her practice operated across a range of areas. Despite being involved in leading control...

Michel Massih QC

Michel Massih QC is a barrister at One Paper Buildings and took silk in 1999. He has defended some of the most notorious leading criminal cases in the UK over the past 25 years and was named Criminal Lawyer of the Year by the Society of Asian Lawyers in February 2008. Michel has appeared in a...

Harry Matovu QC

Harry Matovu QC is a barrister at Brick Court Chambers. He was called to the Bar (Inner Temple) in 1988 and took silk in 2010. He is a commercial barrister with a wide-ranging practice, which includes general commercial litigation and arbitrations, insurance, banking, professional negligence and...

Poonam Melwani QC

Poonam Melwani QC is a barrister at Quadrant Chambers and took silk in 2011. Poonam was called the Bar (Inner Temple) in 1989. Her practice covers Commercial and Admiralty Courts and arbitration, which particular expertise in shipping, marine insurance and re-insurance and international trade....

Rajiv Menon QC

Rajiv Menon QC is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers and took silk in April 2011. He was named Criminal Lawyer of the Year by the Society of Asian Lawyers in May 2011. Rajiv is primarily a criminal defence barrister who also specialises in other areas of criminal justice, including extradition,...

Abbas Mithani QC

His Honour Judge Abbas Mithani was awarded an honorary QC in March 2009 for his academic...

Ali Naseem Bajwa QC

Ali Naseem Bajwa QC is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers and took silk in 2011. He is a barrister specialising in serious crime and civil liberties and was named Criminal Lawyer of the Year in the Society of Asian Lawyers awards in 2010. His notable cases have included the Pakistan cricketers...

Oba Nsugbe QC

Oba Nsugbe QC is Head of Chambers at 3 Pump Court, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and a Recorder. He was the first Nigerian to be awarded the rank of silk whilst practising abroad when he was aged 39 in 2002. Oba was named in the 2010 Powerlist which profiles Britain's 100 most influential people...

Fidelis Oditah QC

Fidelis Oditah is a barrister at 3/4 South Square, London and at Oditah, Legal Practitioners & Arbitrators, in Lagos, Nigeria.  He is Queen's Counsel in the UK, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and a Professor of Law at the University of Oxford....

Daniel Oudkerk QC

Daniel Oudkerk QC is a barrister at Essex Court Chambers. Daniel specialises in Employment and Commercial Law and appears for both the claimants and defendants for financial organisations in claims with both an...

Frank Panford QC

Frank Panford QC was called to the Bar (Middle Temple) in 1972 and took silk in 1999. He was formerly at Doughty Street Chambers and a Recorder. Frank who is also a qualified in Ghana is a Law...

Sandip Patel QC

Sandip Patel QC is a barrister at Furnival Chambers. He specialises across a range of areas, including criminal fraud, asset recovery, serious crime, tax, regulatory and cybercrime and civil matters. Sandip’s recent notable cases include prosecution of the hackers of UK and USA government...

Icah Peart QC

Icah Peart QC is a barrister at Garden Court Chambers, sits as a Recorder and is a Bencher of Middle Temple. He specialises in 'heavyweight' criminal defence and is particularly keen on cases which have political, civil libertarian or racial dimensions. As a junior, Icah led in cases where...

John Perry QC

John Perry QC is a former barrister at 25 Bedford Row Chambers and took silk in 1989. Prior to his retirement, he was also a Recorder and a door tenant at Equity Chambers in Birmingham and was called to the Bar (Middle Temple) in...

Khawar Qureshi QC

Khawar Qureshi QC is a barrister at Serle Court Chambers and is an accredited mediator with the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR). He also sits as a Recorder. He specialises in commercial litigation, international arbitration, public international law, administrative and...

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