Naeem is widely regarded as one of the leading criminal barristers practising today. He is consistently and independently cited by Chambers UK and Legal 500 as a Tier 1 Silk. Exceptionally, he was appointed Queen’s Counsel in his fourteenth year of practice. Naeem specialises at the interface between crime, human rights, public law and regulatory compliance. He acts in high profile cases attracting both domestic and international media.

Naeem is regarded as one of the foremost defence advocates in terrorism & national security cases and, to date, has been involved in over 50 major landmark and high profile cases. He acts in, and consistently delivers outstanding results, in cases involving homicide; fraud & corporate crime; and criminal appeals. Naeem’s trial experience in high profile cases includes cross examining MI5 and MI6 operatives, senior counter terrorism police officers, as well as a wide range of medical, scientific, financial and academic experts.


Naeem also specialises in advice and representation for professionals and businesses in relation to a range of regulatory matters as well as multinationals in relation to integrity, governance and investigations issues. Naeem is a highly sought-after practitioner for private clients who demand exceptional service and results. | Muslim Lawyers Action Group

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