Call: 1986 | Silk: 2011
T: 01274 722 560 or 0113 246 2600
LL.B (Hons), Liverpool Polytechnic
Legal Aid Supplier Number 3226G
During his 25 years in practice, Tahir has gained a vast amount of experience across a wide range of criminal case areas. He has developed a reputation for being an exceptional advocate and has been ranked consistently for the last five years in the Legal 500 directory of the most able lawyers in the country. Tahir is regularly instructed by prosecuting authorities (CPS, HMRC, Environment Agency) and defence solicitors’ firms to do their most serious and complex cases.
Tahir’s approach to his work has always been based on a determination to represent his clients to the highest professional standards. His professionalism, combined with his friendly and approachable manner, are qualities which his lay and professional clients repeatedly highlight. Tahir is held in high regard by his peers and the judiciary for his integrity and reliability. It was the above qualities that resulted in Tahir’s appointment as a Recorder in 2004. That achievement was followed in 2011 by Tahir’s appointment as Queen’s Counsel. Until recently he was the first and only Muslim to be appointed Queen’s Counsel in the North Eastern region and only the second Muslim QC specialising in crime outside of London.
Tahir Khan QC’s main area of specialism is in serious crime, including serious and complex drugs prosecutions, terrorism cases, multi-million pound frauds and the most serious cases of violence, specifically gangland shootings, murder and manslaughter cases. He also specialises in Regulatory Crime. For many years he has prosecuted and defended environmental pollution offences and is on the Attorney General’s ‘A List’ of Prosecutors specialising in complex regulatory work. Tahir’s work in this field has included prosecuting and defending well known high-street names for breaches of Environmental and Fire Safety Regulations.