Imran Shafi QC instructed in landmark ‘Encrochat’ preparatory hearing’

March 23, 2021

Imran Shafi QC from Exchange Chambers together with Simon Csoka QC (instructed by Shahid Choudhry of Middleweeks Solicitors) is engaged in the second ‘Encrochat’ preparatory hearing currently before Mr Justice Dove at Manchester Crown Court.

Novel and previously unargued submissions on this complex and technical area of the law are being deployed in this groundbreaking litigation. Imran, together with Simon, is instructed for the lead defendant. By the agreement of all parties including the Judge, Imran and Simon are making the submissions on behalf of all the other defence teams in the two linked operations.

The outcome of this hearing is eagerly awaited by all those involved in Operation Venetic cases where the prosecution seek to rely upon ‘Encrochat’ data.

Imran Shafi QC is a member of the criminal team at Exchange Chambers.