Zafar Ali QC

Silk - 2012   |   Call - 1994 Joined Chambers - 2016
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Zafar Ali QC is a highly experienced defence advocate, international arbitrator and mediator with a military background.  Described by the Legal 500 as a barrister who ‘stands out’, a ‘well-prepared and meticulous advocate’ who is a ‘flawless courtroom performer’.

He specialises in grave criminal allegations including: terrorism, homicide, international drugs conspiracies, money laundering and complex fraud including commercial tax fraud against HMRC.


Inns of Court School of Law (Bar Vocational Course)

City University (Diploma of Law)

University of Warwick, BA (Hons)


Appointed to the Special Controls Review Panel of the Legal Aid Agency
CIArB Diploma in International Arbitration
Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
Member of the Bar of Northern Ireland
Accredited Mediator to International Standards (LSM)
Visiting Lecturer at Leiden University, the Hague
Rights of audience in the DIFC Courts, Dubai

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  • St Ives’ Zafar Ali QC leads Lucinda Wilmott-Lascelles in Crown Court murder

    St Ives Zafar Ali QC leads Lucinda Wilmott-Lascelles in Crown Court murder trial for Rashid & Co Solicitors, Chikerema was convicted at Birmingham Crown...

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