Year of Call 1987

Malik KC


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Areas of Practice

  • Business Crime & Financial Services
  • Criminal Defence
  • Professional Regulatory & Disciplinary
  • Mental Health and Healthcare Law
  • Human Rights


  • QC 2010

Professional Memberships

  • Elected President of the Association of United Kingdom Muslim Lawyers (2011-2016)


A leading Silk in the field of Crime and in Fraud demonstrating a multidisciplinary skill set encompassing civil, commercial and criminal knowledge.

Amjad Malik KC is instructed in the most complex and important of cases. He is sought after by solicitors because of his stylish, persuasive advocacy and is known as being at the forefront in the field of fraud, corruption and commercial crime such including confiscation and restraint.

Recently he has been asked to advise clients in a matter concerning facilitation payments under the Bribery Act. He represented JM in the landmark proceeds of crime case, A, M and others (Operations R and A), the money laundering of £40 million through London Currency Exchange Bureaus tried in 2013.

He has also recently represented KM in R v SB and others (Operation V) an MTIC fraud, causing a loss of approximately £95 million to the taxpayer. R v M and others 2015 defending in a Money laundering enterprise through a Midlands currency exchange.

He also executes regulatory and civil expertise when appearing before specialist regulatory tribunals: the General Medical Council; the Nursing and Midwifery Council and the Healthcare Professionals Council. He presently represents a Consultant Professor in GMC v B, charged with publishing plagiaristic research articles in several international medical journals.

He has extensive experience of many aspects of mental health law including mental capacity, healthcare law and human rights. His practice encompasses many areas in which this specialism is essential, for example, the Court of Protection, prison law, community care, torts actions, inquests and inquiries.

He possesses an in-depth knowledge of terrorism offences and has long experience of “Honour Killing” crime; defending JD in the Southall murder of GA at the Central Criminal Court.

Notable Cases

R v S and Others | Central Criminal Court – Defending the so-called “honour killing” of GA in a residential street in Southall by the defendant and three others using machetes

R v AJ | CPS Lincoln/East Midlands – Prosecuting leading Counsel Homophobic murder of an elderly disabled man by a 17-year-old teenager who had lured the victim to a remote area to kill him

R v MB and Another | St Albans CC, Thames Valley Complex Crime Unit (TV CCU) – Conspiracy to Murder. Leading Prosecuting Counsel in a targeted shooting of an Organised Crime gang rival. The victim survived the attempt on his life and refused to provide evidence to the Crown of who shot him

R v MB | St Albans CC, TV CCU – Corruption – Leading Prosecution Counsel in a case involving payment to a civilian employee to obtain access to Police Computer database and securing information on rival organised crime gang members. Computer and telephone evidence issues

R v M and 4 Others | Luton CC. TV CCU – Heroin and Cocaine supply conspiracies. Leading Prosecution Counsel involving surveillance visual and probe material. Sensitive unused material issues

R v CL | Reading CC, CPS Reading – Murder of a visually impaired and disabled man by the defendant

R v W and 2 Others | Reading CC, TV CCU – Leading Prosecution counsel. Murder of an Asian gang member by a rival Black gang in Slough. Gang member issues and anonymous witnesses

R v N and 4 Others | Luton CC, TV CCU – Conspiracy to Murder and attempted murder. Leading Prosecution Counsel Contract killing paid for by an organised crime gang on two rival gang members in Luton

R v WK and Others | Birmingham CC – The torture and murder of a businessman in a targeted robbery at residential premises in Leicester. The crime was carried out by the defendant and two others, forcibly wrapping the head of the deceased with layers of cloth to kill by asphyxiation. Cutthroat defences

R v MS | Reading CC – A pre-planned murder of the defendant’s female partner, who was taken to a remote area late at night, the defendant using a knife and heavy metal cutters to kill. Loss of control raised as the defence to murder

R v FP and GS | Cambridge CC – The beating and brutal murder of a 76-year-old man during a robbery carried out in his own home by the defendant and another. Cutthroat defences involving witnesses who were all from the travelling community

R v SP | Harrow CC – An Albanian drug cartel the subject of surveillance operations conducted by the Serious Crime Agency. Defendant found with 4 kilograms of Heroin (street value 1 million pounds) and acquitted

R v ML | Northampton CC – A 19-year-old defendant who robbed and killed a stranger in the town centre in the early hours of the morning

R v SH and Others | Luton CC – A defendant with three others attacked rival gang members with meat cleavers in Bedford Town centre, the murder of one man and the attempted murder of another

R v Q and 2 Others | Norwich CC – Leading Prosecution Counsel. Two defendant’s, age 15 and 17, charged with the death of a young man at a party by joint enterprise stabbing. Third adult defendant involved in assisting an offender after the killing

R v S and others | Chelmsford CC – Joint enterprise murder

R v C | Hull CC – Defending murder involving homicide by the cutting of the throat in a residential street

R v TW | Luton CC – The killing of a man involving GHB/GBL and Mephedrone overdose

R v L T | Wolverhampton CC – Manslaughter during a robbery

R v RC | Exeter CC – Assisted suicide

R v PC | Wolverhampton CC – Prosecution of Murder of an elderly homeowner during a robbery

R v MD | Oxford CC – Defending the Excel Sheet/Wind in the Willows 1st Edition Murderer who was targeting celebrities

R v S, R and 3 Others | Chelmsford CC – Honey trap murder prosecution

R v BR | Nottingham CC – Prosecution of Murder by 19-year-old with fitness to plead, diminished responsibility and loss of control issues

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