Sajid Suleman

Sajid Suleman

Year of call: 2014
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Sajid Suleman joined 2 Hare Court after completing pupillage at another set of criminal chambers. He now accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ areas of practice.

Sajid is regularly instructed in the Court of Appeal, Crown Court, Magistrates’ Court and Youth Court. Recently he successfully appealed against a sentence in the Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) which led to a reduction in the sentence by one third after the Court of Appeal was persuaded by Sajid’s submission that the sentence imposed in the Crown Court was manifestly excessive.

In the Crown Court, Sajid’s experience in jury trials includes successfully defending in cases concerning charges of affray and remaining unlawfully at large. He is currently instructed to defend a client charged with ABH in a domestic violence case. He is also instructed as sole counsel for a large company in POCA proceedings in the Crown Court after representing the client in previous disputes relating to the licencing requirements of operating a caravan site.

Defending in extradition and cash forfeiture proceedings, as well as general crime and regulatory matters forms the core of Sajid’s Magistrates’ Court practice. He has successfully defended individuals who are subject to proceedings brought by a range of public authorities, including the HM Revenue & Customs and the Financial Conduct Authority.

As a member of the Government Legal Department’s Junior Junior Panel, Sajid is regularly instructed by government departments. He is currently instructed by the Ministry of Justice on a large-scale investigation by the Serious Fraud Office. He was instructed by the Department of Health and Social Care on the implications of the EU (Withdrawal) Act 2018 on DHSC sponsored legislation. He was also instructed by HM Treasury on the Co-Op Bank Review, an investigation conducted by the Prudential Regulatory Authority into the prudential supervision of the Cooperative Bank plc by the Financial Services Authority.

Sajid taught public international law at undergraduate level and has experience in international arbitration on behalf of a State in ICSID proceedings and for a shipping company in the International Chamber of Commerce. Sajid was a member of the legal team on the UN Inquiry into the Use of Drones, working with UN Special Rapporteur, Ben Emmerson QC. He is credited for his work in the Report to the UN General Assembly.

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