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Amjid Jabbar is a Partner at the firm and currently heads Stokoe Partnership’s Central London office in 11 Gough Square. He has a broad range of experience from defending allegations of money laundering, international drug trafficking and mortgage frauds. This experience is further enhanced by his extensive knowledge of the asset recovery and confiscation regimes, which allow him to provide his clients with a complete service. In recent years he has acted extensively in respect of civil recovery claims brought by the Serious Organised Crime Agency (now the National Crime Agency).

He has a strong reputation among his clients for his legal knowledge and thorough approach ensuring that his clients are well represented.

Amjid is also often instructed by defendants who have been convicted and are facing confiscation proceedings. His knowledge of the confiscatory regime, and his ability to analyse complex financial structures makes him very much in demand.

Amjid is a recommended lawyer in The Legal 500 in the field ‘Fraud: White Collar Crime’. His specialities in Crime are also recognised in Chambers UK 2015.


Notable cases:

  • Represented a Colombian defendant in a 13-handed global conspiracy to import Class A drugs which involved evidence from a “Colombian Supergrass”. This case involved a detailed analysis of drugs ledgers purportedly identifying individuals, drugs and payments. It also involved a detailed cross referencing of the debrief, subsequent statements and live evidence of the supergrass to show inconsistencies in his evidence; found not guilty.
  • Represented the reputed number one drug baron in the United Kingdom in his confiscation proceedings. The prosecution sought to recover £45 million via a confiscation order in hidden assets. Following a four-day confiscation hearing an order in the sum of £2.4 million was made.
  • Represented a Turkish family following a long covert operation by SOCA (relating to various types of criminality) which resulted in a prosecution for mortgage fraud; both defendants acquitted.
  • Represented a Nigerian national in respect of an application to reopen an appeal which was struck out by the Court. The allegations span a number of years and a number of different sets of proceedings ultimately resulting in a civil recovery order.
  • Represented two defendants in a large “duty diversion fraud”. The charges were brought following an extensive covert criminal investigation (which lasted some 18 months) and involved extensive surveillance, both covert and overt, and the use of probes. HMRC had brought in new procedures to deal with disclosure following the collapse of two previous prosecutions.
  • Represented a Colombian defendant who was extradited to the UK from France to face allegations relating to the importation of five tonnes of cocaine into the UK from Colombia. The evidence was voluminous and contained a large number of covertly obtained audio recordings from prison social visits.
  • Represented a Colombian defendant charged with the supply of Class A drugs following a covert operation conducted by SOCA; he was acquitted following trial.
  • Currently representing two Iranians charged with money laundering offences, which is being prosecuted by SOCA. The alleged value of the criminality is £9.2 million.
  • Representing one of five defendants being prosecuted for a large scale money laundering operation relating to HMRC prosecutions for duty diversion offences.