Amir Riaz

Amir Riaz


Mr Riaz has a national defence practice offering clients highly specialised and dedicated representation at all levels of the criminal justice system.  He has appeared in Courts throughout England and Wales because of his ability to provide his lay and professional clients with outstanding legal knowledge, clearly focused and timely advice, and robust and effective advocacy.  He offers unrivalled experience and ability in the defence of a wide range of serious and complex criminal cases.

His extensive experience of litigation covers a wide spectrum of cases; including homicide, firearms, serious sexual offences, large scale organised crime, kidnapping, armed robbery, human and drugs trafficking, money laundering and high value serious fraud.  He is often instructed at the earliest stages of major investigations to give clients the benefit of his advice and assistance during what is often a critical stage in a criminal inquiry.

Mr Riaz has completed the Police Station Accreditation scheme allowing him to regularly provide advice and assistance at the police station stage.  Furthermore, Mr Riaz is dual qualified as a Duty Solicitor undertaking work on a consultancy basis within that scheme.

Mr Riaz is noted for his ability and judgment to quickly and reliably identify the real and decisive issues in ‘very heavy’ cases. He excels in offering clear, concise and tactically focused advice in the most complex and voluminous cases.

Over the years Amir has built up a vast body of knowledge in relation to the use and interpretation of scientific evidence including DNA, facial mapping, firearms residue and cell-site analysis as well as the presentation and analysis of complex medical evidence.