Business Crime

About Amjad Malik QC

Called in 1987 / Appointed Queen’s Counsel in 2010

“ The ‘calm and composed’ Amjad Malik QC is noted for his ability to provide ‘a clear case strategy from the off, and maintain it through the turbulent waters of a trial’.” 
Ranked in Chambers & Partners: Crime

“Well–regarded advocate Amjad Malik QC is regularly instructed to prosecute and defend murder and organised crime cases.”
Leading Silk in Crime in Legal 500

“Regularly instructed to prosecute and defend murder and organised crime cases”
Leading Silk in Crime in Legal 500

“Experienced in prosecuting and defending murder cases”
Leading Silk in Crime in Legal 500

“Well regarded for a broad criminal practice focused on complex homicides and drugs conspiracies. He is particularly experienced in the area of white–collar crime.”
Leading Silk in Crime in Legal 500

“He is articulate and surgical in his advocacy, and the way he digests information and gives advice is amazing.” “He prepares his cases fantastically thoroughly.”


Practice Profile

A leading Silk in the field of Crime and in Fraud demonstrating a multi disciplinary skill set encompassing civil, commercial and criminal expertise.

Amjad Malik QC is continuously instructed in the most complex and important of cases. He is sought after by solicitors because of his stylish, persuasive advocacy and is known as being at the forefront in the field of fraud, corruption and commercial crime such including confiscation and restraint.

Recently he has been asked to advise clients in a matter with regard to facilitation payments under the Bribery Act. He represented JM in the landmark proceeds of crime case, Anwoir, Meghrabi and others (Operations Raphis and Aloof), the money laundering of £40 million through London Currency Exchange Bureaus tried in 2013.

He has also recently represented KM in R v SB and others (Operation Vex) a MTIC fraud, causing a loss of approximately £95 million to the taxpayer.  R v Miah and others 2015  defending in a Money laundering enterprise through a Midlands currency exchange.

He also executes a regulatory and civil expertise when appearing before specialist regulatory tribunals: the General Medical Council; the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Healthcare Professionals Council. He presently represents a Consultant Professor in  GMC v B, charged with publishing plagiaristic research articles in a number of international medical journals.

He has wide experience of many aspects of mental health law including mental capacity, healthcare law and human rights. His practice encompasses many areas in which this specialism is important, for example, the Court of Protection, prison law, community care, torts actions, inquests and inquiries.

He possesses an in–depth knowledge of terrorism offences and has long experience of “Honour Killing” crime; defending JD in the Southall murder of Geeta Aulukh at the Central Criminal Court.

Work Undertaken

  • Commercial crime (including fraud and money laundering)
  • Serious Crimes (including terrorism offences, murder, manslaughter and drugs)
  • Professional regulatory and disciplinary
  • Mental health and healthcare law
  • Human rights

Seminars & associated work

  • Sharia finance Seminar at Bar Council Rooms March 2014
  • Sharia “Dispelling Myths” with Professor Tariq Ramadan of St Annes Oxford at the Arab British Chamber of Commerce 2013.
  • He is regularly invited as a keynote speaker in Terrorism legislation, Honour Crime and Hate Speech crime seminars (“Speech Crimes” Published in The Barrister issue 48).
  • A keynote Speaker on “Wilful Neglect” and protecting vulnerable adults at Safeguarding Conference Islington and Lincolns Inn BIA conference in April 2014.



Fluent in Urdu, Hindi and Punjabi