Naeem Mian QC

Naeem Mian QC

"A highly accomplished and persuasive advocate able to communicate effectively with clients."

Legal 500 2019
Year of call: 2002 QC: 2017
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Naeem Mian QC 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. Seen by those who instruct him as a gifted all rounder, exceptionally, he was appointed Queen’s Counsel in his fourteenth year of practice. He acts in high profile cases attracting both domestic and international media.

Naeem specialises at the interface between crime, human rights, public law and regulatory compliance. He acts for individuals, organisations, and multi-national corporations, facing serious allegations as well as those seeking to protect their position through a combination of proactive advice, pragmatism and robust advocacy. Since taking Silk, Naeem has become a particularly sought-after practitioner for private clients who demand exceptional service and results. His extraordinary level of success is testament to his ability to master the most complex of issues, to be at the forefront of cutting edge law, and to robustly and fearlessly advance the interests of his lay clients.

Homicide & Serious Crime

With a formidable reputation in achieving acquittals in the most difficult of circumstances, Naeem consistently delivers the desired result in cases involving homicide & other serious crime. He frequently acts in cases of murder, manslaughter, firearms, gang related crime and major drugs offences. His cases are factually complex, multi-handed and often involve novel areas of law. Naeem is experienced in leading teams through every level of litigation from advising in the early stages of pre-charge investigation, to conducting trials, through to the higher appellate courts. A powerful and versatile advocate, he regularly cross-examines forensic & medical experts, police officers, and co-defendants in multi-handed “cut-throat” cases.

Regulatory, Fraud & Corporate Crime

Naeem’s extraordinary breadth of expertise as a leading criminal barrister makes him particularly adept at dealing with the issues that arise from complex regulatory, fraud, and corporate crime. He provides practical, strategic advice and representation from the early ‘pre-report’ stage of corporate criminal and regulatory investigations. His cases frequently involve the use by authorities of investigative and coercive powers such as arrest, detention, and interview under caution, search and seizure and the use of compelled interviews.

Naeem is experienced in handling cases involving bribery and corruption, money laundering, conspiracy to defraud, commodities and currency frauds, and bank fraud. With an eye for detail, and an ability to handle complex and voluminous data, Naeem’s ability to distill relevant evidence for cross-examination of financial expert witnesses is unrivalled.

Terrorism & National Security

Naeem is rightly regarded as one of the foremost defence advocates in terrorism & national security cases. Arguably more than any other barrister, to date, he has been involved in over 50 major high profile cases. Naeem is usually instructed at a very early stage in terrorism cases from resisting applications for warrants of further detention, through every stage of the case to its conclusion at trial. Moreover, he is amongst a handful of counsel with experience in TPIM proceedings (formerly known as Control Orders) in the High Court, dealing with non-criminal allegations of terrorism or terrorism related activity.

Naeem’s cases involve cutting edge law, and evidential and factual complexities. He is adept at dealing with ideological/ theological material, highly sensitive secret material, closed material procedures, complex disclosure issues, and admissibility of evidence obtained by torture. He is uniquely experienced in conducting cross- examination of security service operatives (MI5 & MI6). His involvement in representing clients in IRA related terrorism cases prior to coming to the Bar adds to his wealth of experience.

“A skilled advocate and trial strategist.” – Legal 500 2017

“He is able to maintain good relations with even the most difficult lay clients.” – Legal 500 2016

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