Introduction Introduction Afzal has 14 years continuous experience at both the employed and independent Bar which includes successfully leading in a number of large and complex trials involving organised crime. He regularly appears for the defence in serious fraud, drug conspiracies, sexual offences and homicide cases. Afzal has a special interest in electoral law and has defended in high profile electoral fraud cases. He has a specialist knowledge of the Representation of the People Act 1983 and linked legislation due to being a Police Crime Commissioner Candidate and Parliamentary Candidate twice. Afzal also has experience of representing persons in licensing matters, from lower courts all the way through to a Judicial Review in the High Court. Afzal has many years experience of Confiscation litigation, through its evolution in statute and case law over the last two decades into the current Proceeds of Crime Act (POCA). In addition, Afzal has extensive experience of “supergrass” trials, including The Rhys Jones Murder Case in Liverpool, the Burnley and Woking Election Fraud, and fire and safety regulatory prosecution cases. Afzal Anwar represents defendants with serious and organised crime in the following areas: Large scale drugs conspiracies to import and supply drugs, including SOCA prosecutions People smuggling / trafficking conspiracies White collar fraud, including SFO prosecutions Large scale DSS fraud Credit card fraud Conspiracy to rob Blackmail Kidnap Rape and serious sexual assault Teenage gang crime Murder Manslaughter Attempted murder GBH Death by dangerous driving Perverting the course of justice Arson Money laundering Direct Access Direct Access Mohammed is accredited to accept work under Direct access, also known as Public access, in suitable cases. In order to instruct Mohammed on a Direct access basis, contact the clerks on +44 (0) 20 7242 6476 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.