Ahmed Muen

Call 2014

Ahmed Muen 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.


Notable Gangs & Organised Crime Groups cases

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.

Notable Firearms cases

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.

Notable Closure Orders cases

Thanet Council v K and others

Successful closure order applications made against 7 separate businesses, in an area who were selling counterfeit tobacco.

Notable Money Laundering cases

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.

Notable Sexual Offences cases

R v Ghatei (Southwark Crown Court) 2024

Represented defendant charged with rape. The Crown’s case was the defendant had recorded the rape and footage was played to the jury. The defence contested the footage had been manipulated and altered. After 7 days at Southwark Crown Court the jury acquitted the defendant of rape, controlling and coercive behaviour, threatening to disclose sexual photographs and videos and theft. The jury wase unable to reach a verdict on a further count of sexual assault but following representations made the CPS decided not to seek a retrial.

Associations and Memberships

  • Law LLB
  • BPTC

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • President of the Arab Lawyers Association

  • Arabic

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