Abraar Ayaz

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‘Rising Star, Abraar Ayaz’

Abraar Ayaz is a Director at Advice Wise Solicitors having accepted the role from January 2020. He was offered the role by the Managing Director, Shahid Khan due to his commitment to the firm, steadfast dedication to his clients and the unwavering support he has provided to the Advice Wise team. He joined the firm in 2014 and has since gone from strength to strength.

Abraar graduated from the University of Westminster with LLB (Hons). He completed his Legal Practice Course at the University of Law with Distinction in 2014.

His dedication and commitment is evidenced by the fact that Abraar has been a Paralegal, a Trainee Solicitor, a Solicitor and now a Director at this Firm, all within a period of five years.

Abraar specialises in the field of criminal defence and has defended clients who face all sorts of allegations ranging from serious violence to frauds, organised crime and drug offences. Having been trained under the close guidance and supervision of Shahid Khan, he has quickly established a “can do” attitude and a strong work ethic, which affords his clients the assurances that they need.

Abraar is passionate about his work and therefore has not limited himself to a particular type of case. His meticulous eye for detail ensures that he is able to swiftly assess key evidence in a constructive and logical manner; both essential pre-requisites for cases which involve voluminous banking material, cell site data and other complex evidence. The faith and trust placed in him by his client’s and other professionals are testament to the rapport which he is able to build.

Abraar also works in the civil and family departments at the Firm, dealing with cases of significant complexity which are regularly allocated to the multi-track.

Abraar has assisted on a number of cases shown on Shahid Khan’s profile, but some of his other more recent notable cases are below:

Serious Fraud and Money Laundering
Serious Violence & Organised Crime
Serious Drugs Cases
Other Serious Matters
Civil and Family work
Serious Fraud and Money Laundering

R v MLR and others (Kingston Crown Court) – Operation Slipstream; Assisting in the representation of the main defendant in a conspiracy involving 17 Defendants. It is said that our client was involved in the production and supply of fraudulent documents for use in fraud against the Home Office, the United States Embassy, to a bank for mortgage purposes and to various local councils. The case involves a large amount of evidence in the form of documentary evidence, telephone evidence and banking evidence. The case is being prosecuted by the International Justice and Organised Crime Division of the CPS and the complexity is such that the case had to be split into 4 different trials.

R v MRI and others (Blackfriars Crown Court) – Currently defending a chartered accountant in a case where it is alleged that a charity had been defrauded.

R v SW and others (Isleworth Crown Court) – Defending in a multi-hander investigation into fraudulent activities said to have been committed by staff members, causing financial losses of approximately £250,000.00.

R v VG (Derby Crown Court) – Operation Bindaree; Assisted in the defence of an individual accused of money laundering nearly £100,000.00 where the total fraud against companies such as Airbus, Carlsberg, Sportswift and others amounted to almost £7.5million.

R v NA (Southwark Crown Court) – Operation Cudgegong; Conspiracy involving 9 Defendants who allegedly breached the UK Immigration rules. The case involved complex tracking of payments and amounted to over 25,000 pages of evidence.

R v AM and others (St Alban’s Crown Court) – Assisted in the representation of a defendant in a multi-handed conspiracy to defraud by pretending to be police officers.

R v IN (Guildford Crown Court) – Assisted in the defence of an accountant accused of abusing his position to commit fraud against a client to cause him loss.

R v NGG and another (Southwark Crown Court) – Represented the main defendant in relation to immigration offences where the defendant was accused of trying to bypass the Tier 1 scheme

Serious Violence & Organised Crime

R v CM and another (Blackfriars Crown Court) – Operation Newmills; Currently assisting in the representation of the main defendant in relation to Murder and Conspiracy to Rob. Various issues in the case arise in relation to the cause of death. This case involves various experts instructed by the defence including a pathologist, toxicologist, voice expert, scene of crime expert and cell site expert.

R v SF and others (Central Criminal Court) – Operation Pietown; Assisting in a case involving an investigation into the murder of a male who died from several stab wounds. The case involves 4 defendants and voluminous evidence including cell site, lengthy CCTV evidence and previous gang history held by the police.

R v ME and others (Central Criminal Court) – Representing the main defendant for five counts of attempted murder after it was alleged that he “rammed” his vehicle into a number of pedestrians on a pavement.

R v KK (Harrow Crown Court) – The Defendant is charged with 8 counts of handling stolen goods relating to various stolen high-end vehicles including motorbikes. It is alleged the defendant was involved in the running of a “chop shop.”

R v SL (Central Criminal Court) – Operation Irmenu; Represented a defendant charged with possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life in relation to a “shootout” that took place between two parties in a South London Street. The case involved cell site, DNA and ballistics evidence and involved the instruction of a firearm expert.

R v AM (Snaresbrook Crown Court) – A case involving False imprisonment, Blackmail and ABH of a male who was kept for a number of hours against his will. The case involved identification, telephone and voluminous CCTV evidence.

R v DD (Chelmsford Crown Court) – Represented a defendant accused of stabbing a person. The case involved careful analysis of CCTV evidence.

R v WJ and another (Snaresbrook Crown Court) – Represented the defendant in a stabbing case where the victim had to be airlifted to hospital.

R v SPR (Snaresbrook Crown Court) – Represented the Defendant where the indictment contained 8 counts of violence related offences and where he was alleged to have thrown acid on the Defendant.

R v TR and another (Snaresbrook Crown Court) – Assisted in the defence of an individual charged with Grievous Bodily Harm with intent. It was alleged that careful planning went into the attack and there was use of a baseball bat. Cell site material was also present in this case.

R v SPR and RD (Snaresbrook Crown Court) – Represented both defendants where it was alleged that a shortened rifle was pointed at the complainant and threats to kill where made.

Serious Drugs Cases

R v MJ (Blackfriars Crown Court) – Currently representing the defendant in a case where he is alleged to have taken a quantity of drugs into prison.

R v IP (Snaresbrook Crown Court) – Assisted in the defence of an individual accused of having approximately 50 wraps of cocaine in his underwear.

R v ED (Cambridge Crown Court) – Represented the defendant who was accused of possessing a quantity of class A drugs with intent to supply.

Other Serious Matters

R v EG (Cambridge Crown Court) – Representation of a defendant accused of multiple non-residential burglaries, attempted burglaries, making off without payment and fraud offences. In total there were over 80 offences.

R v MS (Kingston Crown Court) – Defended a person of good character accused of three counts of ABH against his partner.

Civil and Family work

BN v S & L (RCJ, Mercantile Court) – Assisted in the defence of the First Defendant in a claim for inducing a breach of an exclusive marketing agreement.

S v G (Bow Family Court) – Defended the wife in divorce proceedings where the proceedings were contested.

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