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He is an accomplished Senior Lawyer, who has advocated a variety of cases nationally. He has been involved in numerous drugs and murder cases, and was one of the only, if not the only solicitor, that represented defendants in the riots case of 2001 in Bradford, Burnley and Oldham.

He has also successfully appealed cases in the Court of Appeal.

Other areas in which he excels and has played a major role are cases of Money Laundering, V.A.T. Fraud, Insurance, Credit Card and Pharmaceutical Fraud. Obtaining acquittals for clients in those cases.

A Lawyer who certainly will not let you down.

Profile of Rashid Majid

R-v-AH (2016) – The Defendant was one of nine who were charged with violent disorder and his alleged involvement was said to include attacking persons with a hammer. Successful application to exclude ID Evidence and subsequently, The Crown offered no evidence. Case heard at Derby Crown Court.

R-v-SS (2016) – Bradford Crown Court. The Defendant was charged with money laundering, jointly with others £155,000 which had been fraudulently transferred from a solicitors bank account into various bank accounts. The Defendant was discharged after a successful submission of no case to answer.

R-v-AM (2016) – 15 handed violent disorder trial over 10 weeks where two rival gangs were involved in serious violence using weapons. Case was complicated by the numerous defendants, phone evidence, vehicles involved, CCTV and cut throat defences. Our Client was acquitted at Nottingham Crown Court.

R-v-SB (2014) – The Defendant was charged with money laundering of cash through her bank accounts. The Defendant was acquitted during the Trial at Nottingham Crown Court.

R-v-AA (2014) – The Crown in confiscation proceedings were submitting the defendant’s benefit was £1.2m and his assets were £2.4 m. After detailed submissions and preparation the court ordered a benefit figure of £75,000 and an available amount for the same figure at Peterborough Crown Court.

R- v- KSA (2013) – The Crown were seeking a confiscation order benefit figure of £315,000 and available amount of £17,000. Successfully negotiated a benefit figure of £34,000 with an available amount of £8000 at Bradford Crown Court.

R – v – SA (2013) – The Defendant charged with others for affray where around 20 males in balaclavas attacked the victims with hammers and baseball bats. The Defendant acquitted after a trial at Derby Crown Court.

R -v – MN & NS (2012) – Involved in the representation of husband and wife in relation to an FBI Investigation into the Cyber Crime Website ‘darkmarket’ run all over the world and which was infiltrated by the FBI Officer known as ‘mastersplynter’. The Defendants were acquitted prior to the trial at Manchester Crown Court.

R- v-M.Z (2012) – The Defendant was charged with Murder along with family members of a prominent Derby Man during a road rage incident. The Defendant was acquitted during the Trial at Nottingham Crown Court.

R- v -AI (2012) – The Defendant arrested and charged in relation to the murder of a Polish Citizen in Derby along with six others using baseball bats and hammers. The Defendant was acquitted at Nottingham Crown Court.

R- v-JP (2011) – The Defendant charged with various others in relation to his involvement in money laundering of £1m. The Defendant was acquitted at Hull Crown Court.

R-v-S (2009) – Our Client was charged with another Defendant for sexual offences where in all there were 30 offences in the case. Our Client was acquitted unanimously by the jury.

R-v-D (2009) – The Defendant was acquitted on charge of Murder in a multi handed case where there were community tensions between the Afro-Caribbean Community and Asians.

R-v-Y A (2008) – Acquittal of the Defendant charged with a large scale pharmaceutical fraud at Kingston Crown Court.

R-v-M J (2008) – Acquittal of the Defendant charged with murder in relation to the killing of a teenager in Todmorden (Operation Preston).

R-v-S W (2008) – A Professional who was charged with money laundering in relation to drugs and was acquitted.

R-v-R B (2006) – Trial of a female charged with child neglect where her daughter died and her husband was charged with murder. The Defendant was acquitted after various cultural issues were highlighted.

R-v-R S A (2006) – Acquittal of the Defendant before Southampton Crown Court for the importation of millions cigarettes from China.

R-v-P A D (2006) – Acquittal on a charge of murder by kicking to death the deceased.

R-v-M A R (2003) – Acquittal of the Defendant charged in relation to perverting the course of justice in a murder in the death of eight people in a fire in Huddersfield.

R-v-F A (2003) – Acquittal of the Defendant involved in the Oldham riots.

R-v-M Z R & S K (2002) – Acquittal of Defendants for attempted murder and conspiracy to pervert the course of justice in relation to a shooting on Leeds Road, Bradford (Operation Gowanbank)

R-v-P A S (2002) – Acquittal of Defendant in the Bradford Riots.

R-v-R X (2000). Acquittal of serious blackmail heard in Teeside Crown Court after a trial involving Defendants.

R-v-K M K (2000) – Acquittal on a charge of murder.

R-v-T S (1999) – Acquittal of the Defendant charged with a substantial conspiracy to supply Class A drugs.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rashid Majid

Director LLB (Hons)

After graduating and completing the Legal Practice Course started her legal career at a large established commercial firm in Leeds before moving on to her training contract with a specialist criminal law firm. She joined the team at Khan Solicitors in May 2007.

A qualified Duty Solicitor covering advocacy at the magistrates court and representing clients at the police station. As well as offering a high level of service both at the magistrates court and at the police station has also worked on various high profile crown court cases.

Also a training coordinator within the firm.

Faryal Akhtar

Director, LLB (Hons), Higher Rights Advocate

Graduated from Huddersfield University in 2001. One of the senior members of staff at Khan Solicitors. An integral member of the management team.

Duty Solicitor, accredited police station representative and Higher Rights Advocate.

Deals primarily with the more serious criminal offences including contracted cases under the VHCC scheme. Extensive experience and has dealt with all types of criminal offences ranging from terrorism, murder, VAT fraud, Money laundering, conspiracy to defraud, mortgage fraud, conspiracy to supply class A & B drugs and sexual offences.

Amjad Hasan

Director, LLB (Hons), Higher Rights Advocate

Senior member of the firm. Joined the practice in 2002 after completing his LPC. A duty solicitor and an accredited police station representative. Has a wide ranging experience both at the Crown Court and Magistrates Courts.

Has been involved in many high profile cases and represented clients for minor misdemeanours to serious complex Crown Court cases.

A conscientious worker that takes great pride in his work delivering a high quality of service, regarded highly by peers and clients alike.

Shakeel Ahmed

Director, LLB (Hons)

Khateeb joined Khan Solicitors in 2010 after having completed his LPC at BPP Law School in Leeds. He qualified after completing his training contract in 2014 with the firm. He predominantly defends clients charged with serious criminal offences. He also has experience in Proceeds of Crime Cases.

He has an extensive knowledge in several areas of Criminal Law and has acted for clients in cases, which include serious drug offences, serious sexual offences, Fraud offences and a wide range of other offences.

Khateeb is a fully qualified police station representative and has represented clients for offences ranging from driving through to murder.

Notable Cases

R v DRM (Bradford Crown Court) – Defendant charged with over 30 offences of Historic Rapes and Sexual Assaults on two of his nieces when they were said to have been between the ages of 3 to 7. Client was unanimously acquitted after Trial.

R v MAH and MSH (Leeds Crown Court) – Both our clients were charged with offences of Causing Grievous Bodily Harm and Affray. It was said both had assaulted Gail Speight who was the Head of The Angels Division for the EDL. Both clients were acquitted after Trial, having successfully argued that they were acting in self-defence.

R v AA (Sheffield Crown Court) – Client from Rotherham was charged with Rape and False Imprisonment. The case was discontinued a week prior to the Trial after it was argued that the Prosecution had failed in their duty of disclosure.

R v AL (Leeds Crown Court) – Client was charged along with other for offences of Causing Grievous Bodily Harm. The case against the client was discontinued part way through the trial when the Prosecution offered no evidence.

R v SS (Leicester Crown Court) – Client was charged with Conspiring to Supply Large amounts (Kilos) of Heroin throughout the Leicestershire Area

R v TR (Bolton Crown Court) – Represented a client charged with Conspiracy to Supply Crack Cocaine and Heroin to Undercover officers throughout the Greater Manchester Area.

R v SS (Bradford Crown Court) – Represented client charged with a number of Hanoi Style Burglaries where high value motor vehicles were being stolen. The total value of motor vehicles stolen was approximately 1 million pounds.

R v CB (Warwick Crown Court) – Represented Client from Redditch who was charged with a Conspiracy to Steal credit Cards. The Client along with others was said to have made phone calls pretending to be police officers in order to obtain bank details and withdraw money from people’s accounts. Thousands of pounds were, said to have been stolen. Client received a Suspended Sentence after pleading guilty to his involvement in the Conspiracy.

Khateeb Riaz

(LLB Hons) Paralegal/Solicitor

Alison is an integral part of the team and has worked with the firm since 2005. She provides PA and litigation support to the Directors. She is the head of support staff and closely monitors their work and delegates various duties to junior admin staff.

Alison is the main contact for other outside bodies connected to the firm and is the clerk to our Higher Right Advocates. Alison is also responsible for our legal billing.

Out of work Alison enjoys spending time with her grandson.

Alison Burke

Clerk to HCA's, PA and Litigation Support

Tracey joined the firm in 2014 as our Legal Cashier. She has worked in solicitors offices for over 16 years gaining a wide range of skills and knowledge throughout a number of areas of law. Tracey enjoys a challenge and has proven to be a key member of our team.

Outside of the office, Tracey is a dedicated mum who enjoys camping holidays with her friends and family and jogging in her spare time.

Tracey Lowthorpe

Legal Cashier

Khan Solicitors

Tracy Lowthorpe

Helen Oxley

Helen has worked at the firm since inception in the late 1990’s. She works closely with the Lawyers offering PA support. She has extensive experience in various litigation having worked closely with lawyers for over 15 years, in crime, family law, personal injury and immigration.

She also prepares sponsorship declarations, property inspection reports, affidavits, change of name deeds etc.

outside office hours, helen is a dedicated mother who enjoys baking”

Helen Oxley

PA and Litigation Support

Zoe is the main receptionist at the firm. She has worked for us since late 2011. As well as being the first point of contact for our clients Zoe assists lawyers in our busy criminal department with any administrative work required.

Zoe is a dedicated mum and spends a considerable amount of time assisting her son who plays for the under 16’s at Bradford City Football Club.

Zoe Dunn

Receptionist and Administration Support

Accredited Police Station representative. Specialist Immigration Advisor.

Has dealt with the most complex immigration appeals.

 

Shahid Hussain BSc (Hons), BA (Hons), PGDL

Lavinia Johnson-Small

Legal Secretary 

Lavinia joined our legal team during 2016. She assists solicitors at the Sheffield office.

She aspires to represent suspects at the police station in the very near future and her long term career goal is to join our expert criminal defence team as a solicitor.

 

Lavinia Johnson-Small

Lavinia Johnson-Small