Imran Shafi successfully stays Indictment for second time in a month
July 10, 2015
Imran Shafi from Exchange Chambers, instructed by Walkers Solicitors, acting in trial this week. Operation Dastardly alleged the illicit importation of 4.5 million cigarettes in a shipping container.
He argued that due to the many and serious failings in the disclosure process his client could not now receive a fair trial. HHJ Knowles QC following detailed submissions and a lengthy judgement took the ‘exceptional measure of last resort’ and duly stayed the indictment as an abuse of the process of the court. This latest success follows on from a similarly successful application pursued before HHJ Hatton at Liverpool Crown Court last month.
Imran is a heavyweight criminal defence specialist who is instructed in the most serious criminal matters.He is renowned for his ability to put his clients at ease and to vigorously represent them at every level. His practice has been built upon his ability to perform at the highest level time and time again.
In addition to his recognised strength in fraud, he is frequently retained to defend serious drugs conspiracies, murder, gang violence and large scale immigration facilitation cases. Over the years he has also gained vast experience in confiscation and appellate work.
Imran Shafi is a key and experienced member of the criminal team at Exchange Chambers.