Abbas Lakha KC was called to the Bar in 1984, practicing at the Criminal Bar with a wealth of experience in a wide variety of Criminal and quasi-Criminal cases.


Abbas Lakha KC was called to the Bar in 1984. He completed his criminal pupillage in Michael Havers KC’s Chambers (the then Attorney General) at 5 KBW before being invited to join the Chambers of Jeffery Thomas KC at 3 Temple Gardens. He moved to the Chambers of Ann Rafferty at 4 Brick Court at 5 years call and has been a member of those Chambers for the last 23 years (now located in Gray’s Inn).

Abbas Lakha KC has spent his entire professional life practicing at the Criminal Bar with a wealth of experience in a wide variety of Criminal and quasi-Criminal cases. He uses his experience to further his clients’ interests in the cases he undertakes. He is a master tactician and is able to navigate through cases with skill and is often able to resolve cases before they reach the Court. Once in Court he is a ferocious cross examiner and dogged in his pursuit of victory for his clients. His attention to detail and the hard work he puts in to his cases is a hall mark of his practice. 

Abbas Lakha KC is regarded as one of the most accomplished advocates of his age, having taken Silk at 40, and is experienced at the highest level of the Criminal Bar. He has a wide-ranging practice covering serious crime, regulatory work, asset forfeiture and money laundering. He increasingly appears in the High Court and Tax Tribunals. He is rated in Chambers UK and Legal 500 directories as a leader in the fields of international crime, murder, terrorism, financial crime and asset forfeiture and is noted for his detailed preparation, incisive examination and strong jury advocacy.


Abbas Lakha KC’s commitment to providing excellent legal services is recognised by some of the most prominent names in the legal profession.

Legal 500

Badge - Abbas Lakha KC is a Legal 500 Leading Silk

“Abbas has a collaborative and extremely effective leadership style which instils confidence in clients and brings out the best in the team. Client know that he understands their position and feel very well represented by Abbas. Abbas is a polished and effective advocate, and a tough negotiator. He masters complex materials quickly and pinpoints the essential factual and legal matters. Abbas stands out among leading silks as a clever, creative thinker, always with an eye on the big picture.”

Chambers Guide UK

Badge - Abbas Lakha KC is ranked in the Chambers UK Bar

“Abbas Lakha KC is a well-respected silk with a notable practice in financial crime. He is experienced in matters concerning fraud, money laundering and corruption, and offers additional expertise in private prosecutions.
Strengths: “He is really good with both clients and solicitors and is able to cut through to the issues. He also has a fantastic court manner.”