Managing Partner: Attiq Malik
Senior Partner: Attiq Malik
Number of partners: 2
Assistant solicitors: 5
Other fee-earners: 3
Crime: Wasef Ali
Employment: Dean Garrett
Human Rights: Esther Olasehinde
Having appeared numerous times on the hit Channel 4 TV show 24hrs in Police Custody for murder cases in all of which an acquittal was achieved, as a consequence of which the criminal practice has undergone rapid expansion, Attiq Malik spearheads the firm in the areas of serious crime, employment law and human rights law.
The ethos of Liberty Law involves placing the community first and as such are regularly involved in probono work such as that of actions against the police and regularly support and promote community projects and charities.
AREAS OF PRACTICE
■ Crime: 75%
■ Employment: 20%
■ Human Rights: 3%
■ Immigration: 2%
PRINCIPAL AREAS OF WORK
■ Serious Crime
■ Employment Law
In employment law the firm has acted for businesses of all sizes as well as senior level employees and directors in both contentious and non-contentious matters, providing a full range of services from HR support to representation in litigation. In criminal law the firm is regularly instructed in large scale conspiracy cases such as that of murder, drugs and fraud cases.
In the last year the firm represented the alleged leader of one of Europes’ largest organised crime groups in a Multi-Million Pound money laundering conspiracy. The firm also regularly undertakes pro-bono human rights cases involving actions against authorities for discrimination, such as the police and local authorities.
The firm have represented individuals who reside abroad and wish to appeal sentences passed in their absence in the UK Courts or those who wish to challenge confiscation orders and related financial enforcement proceedings pursued against them. Languages spoken at the firm include English, Urdu and Punjabi.
The firm embraces and takes pride in having a diverse work-force and as such encourages applications from persons of all backgrounds for roles, including those who have not completed a law degree or have not attended a red-brick University.
Due to the firm’s location and type of work it means that their client base is ethnically diverse and their workforce reflect this diversity as the firm has made a proactive effort to ensure they are able to respond to the cultural nuances their clients bring.