Zafar Ali QC

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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 his work in relation to the UK's largest recent seizure of explosives and the case of Abdullah el-Faisal, the religious leader convicted of soliciting murder and inciting hatred on the basis of his sermons. Zafar graduated from the University of Warwick and obtained his Diploma of Law from City University. He won a Diplock Scholarship at Middle Temple and was called to the Bar in 1994. Zafar, who speaks Urdu, Punjabi and Hindi, is on the list of defence counsel at the International Criminal Court at the Hague.