Ahmed is an experienced Barrister with a focus on criminal and regulatory law, undertaking both defence and prosecution work.
Ahmed is often instructed on cases of a serious and complex nature. He has expertise in financial crime, having dealt with large scale money laundering cases and complex frauds. often concerning millions of pounds moving across various jurisdictions. He is experienced in dealing with hawala transfers, cross-border transactions, and cash forfeitures.
Professional and lay clients have often credited Ahmed’s fearless advocacy and ability to quickly identify legal issues. Clients have often commended his ability to build when dealing with their cases.
Ahmed is fluent in Arabic and has strong connections within the Arab community, having represented and advised many of them on sensitive legal issues. As well as this, Ahmed is the president of the Arab Lawyers Association. He is also qualified to accept instructions under Direct Access.
R v T (Operation Kimball) - Norwich Crown Court
Conspiracy to supply Class A
Instructed as junior alone in a 6 handed conspiracy to supply class A county lines case. Appeared for the Defendant third on the indictment and alleged to have been the lieutenant in a conspiracy to supply drugs in Great Yarmouth. The case involved over 130,000 pages of phone evidence and cell site data and lasted 8 weeks
R v DG (Operation Glengorm) – Lewes Crown Court
Conspiracy to commit burglary & robbery
Instructed as a led junior on a multi-handed case concerning several conspiracies to commit armed burglary and robbery. The case involved over 25,000 pages of phone data, cell site and ANPR. Listed for 8 weeks.
R v K – Nottingham Crown Court
Kidnap and conspiracy to supply Class A
Instructed as a junior alone in a 6 handed drugs conspiracy and kidnapping. The case involved significant ANPR evidence and over 30,000 pages of phone evidence.
R v K – Luton Crown Court
Possession of a prohibited weapon
Case regarding possession of a shotgun, which was later taken into a school.
Ahmed has considerable experience in both applications for and against closure orders in both residential and commercial premises.He has represented local authorities and private business owners in closure order hearings.
Thanet Council v K and others
Successful closure order applications made against 7 separate businesses, in an area who were selling counterfeit tobacco.
R v J – Snaresbrook Crown Court – Conspiracy to conceal criminal property
Led junior on a 5 handed, £34 million money laundering case. Represented the first Defendant who was alleged to have organised a complex multi-jurisdiction money transfer operation. After 7 weeks and several legal arguments on disclosure, the Prosecution were forced to offer no evidence.
R v H (Operation Albany) - Bristol Crown Court – Facilitating transfer of criminal property
Instructed as a led junior on a 9 handed, £7.5 million money laundering case. Represented the Defendant first on the indictment who was alleged to have been the ringleader and mastermind behind the conspiracy. The case involved large amounts of phone and financial data. After an 8-week trial the Defendant was acquitted.