Anwar Ramzan

Year of Call 1995



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Areas of Practice

  • Criminal Defence
  • Business Crime & Financial Services
  • Civil Law

Professional Memberships

  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Fraud Lawyers Association


  • Urdu
  • Punjabi


Anwar has a well-established Criminal defence practice, with emphasis on sexual and violent offences. In addition, he has many years of experience in large complex fraud cases and confiscation matters. His reputation as a fearless advocate has meant that he is instructed regularly in high profile and complex cases.

In recent years Anwar has represented clients accused of ritual killings, baby shaking and historic sexual offences.

He is valued by Solicitors for his client care and hands-on approach to cases and is highly regarded for his sensitive approach to cases involving vulnerable defendants.

He has appeared at the appellate level in a wide range of cases both in relation to conviction and sentence. (reported cases).

Anwar accepts instructions under direct public access and recently represented clients in civil proceedings for disrepair (landlord and Tenant) and Forfeiture.

Notable Cases

R v AD and Ors | Woolwich CC- Defendant charged with large-scale conspiracy to defraud the LB of Southwark.

R v SG | Harrow CC- Defendant charged with historic sex against niece with a mental disability.

R v JB | Woolwich CC- Defendant charged with 7 counts of rape.

R v PA | Snaresbrook CC- Defendant charged with historic sex abuse of step-daughter starting from age 4 to 24. Fathered 2 children by her.

R v W – Defendant charged with rape. Intoxication. (Snaresbrook CC)

R v KE – Defendant charged with historic sex with his granddaughter from 1992. (Wolverhampton CC)

R v JD – Baby- shaking case. Mother accused of allowing her partner to injure her 16-month-old baby causing a subdural haematoma. (Wolverhampton CC).

R v GV – Defendant accused of ritual killing. Burning her husband alive. (Wolverhampton CC)

R V C – Defendant accused of incitement. Member of KKK.

Reported Cases

R v NH (2009) EWCA Crim 2256 – Appellant convicted of murder, a burning house where 9 members of a family perished. Appeal on contamination.

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