Zahra Ahmed

  • Year of Call 2009


Zahra has developed a successful practice encompassing regulatory and public law.

In addition to her public and regulatory practice, Zahra has been appointed as a Commissioner of the Criminal Cases Review Commission by Her Majesty the Queen. The Commission is an official independent body that investigates potential miscarriages of justice.

Zahra commenced her legal career at the Criminal Bar after having trained in-house at a criminal defence firm. She has prosecuted and defended a range of offences. She is currently instructed by the Serious Fraud Office in relation to a complex and high value investment fraud. Although her practice has diversified into other areas outside of crime, Zahra’s background has honed her oratory skills, a skillset she continues to utilise with robustness and precision when appearing before a range of tribunals, committees and courts as part of her multidisciplinary practice. 


Zahra has a particular expertise in the regulation of health care professionals. She provides legal advice and recommendations on the disposal of cases, in order to assist regulators in discharging the duty to protect the public. Zahra presents cases before professional disciplinary panels on a range of allegations, including dishonesty, sexual misconduct, clinical failings, and health. She also appears in the High Court on Interim Order matters.

Zahra has delivered Fitness to Practise training to professional clients.

Public Inquiries

Zahra has experience of working on public inquiries. She has been instructed as a junior member of the Counsel team to the Undercover Policing Inquiry.


Zahra’s experience covers the full spectrum of immigration law, ranging from business immigration cases under the Points Based System through to human rights and asylum cases. She is also instructed in relation to judicial review matters. She has appeared frequently in the First Tier and Upper Tribunal.