Areas: Business Crime & Regulatory
It was a chance meeting with GSC Partner Saleem Sheikh that led to Khurram’s consultant role with GSC. Sat in adjacent seats on a flight into the UK, it became clear to Saleem that Khurram’s knowledge and expertise meant he was ideally positioned to offer occasional support in relation to any aspect of criminal defence, and particularly in respect of fraud, money laundering and confiscation.
An experienced criminal litigator and Higher Court Advocate (enabling him to fulfil the role of barrister in some proceedings), Khurram has been described by his clients as a ‘rock’.
“I’m the person who helps someone who may, for example, be charged with an offence or receive a notice of prosecution” he explains. “I help them find a way through, removing the problem wherever possible. What I do offers a huge amount of relief to our clients.”
Khurram loves “the buzz and excitement” of his work. “You have to react quickly to situations – think on your feet. There’s a new set of scenarios and a new intellectual challenge every day and I find that exciting. You are never guaranteed a win, but it’s important that clients feel you have fought hard for them.”
Qualifications & Experience
Khurram attended the London School of Economics (LLB Hons), qualified as a solicitor in 2001 and as a Higher Court Advocate in 2009. He joined GSC as a consultant solicitor in April 2010.back to profiles
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