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Saba Naqshbandi

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2021 Ranked in 4 departments
Ranked in : Licensing , Health & Safety , Inquests & Public Inquiries , Financial Crime
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Licensing - London (Bar)

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Saba Naqshbandi
An accomplished advocate who frequently advises well-known operators and is called on to act on challenging licensing applications and variations. Widely praised for her impeccable attention to detail, she boasts a strong track record of representing iconic venues in highly contentious matters.
Strengths: "Very commercial, understands very quickly and is just an excellent counsel." "She is known for her clear and concise presentation and meticulous attention to detail."
Recent work: Represented Le deli Robuchon in the face of objections to its licence application for its first deli in London.
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Health & Safety - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Saba Naqshbandi
Well-regarded practitioner who undertakes a range of health and safety cases. She is particularly adept at handling fire safety cases, and has been instructed in the most high-profile matters including the Grenfell Tower Inquiry.
Strengths: "Extremely accessible and client-friendly." "She is excellent - realistic in her advice and sensitive to a client's concerns. She has a great eye for detail."
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Inquests & Public Inquiries - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Saba Naqshbandi
Represents police forces in proceedings arising out of criminal investigations and deaths in custody. She is also instructed by businesses, hospitals, fire authorities and other parties involved in inquests.  
Strengths: "Her advocacy style is very precise, clear and concise. She also has insight from sitting on the other side of the Bench." "She is extremely good for inquests and she has a sensitive touch." "Saba is very strong, she has a heavy amount of inquest and public inquiry experience and she has a really nice touch with the Bench and with jurors alike. She also has great attention to detail."
Recent work: Acted as sole counsel to the London Fire Commissioner at the inquests into deaths during the terror attack at London Bridge in 2017.
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Financial Crime - London (Bar)

Band 3

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Saba Naqshbandi
A junior highly regarded for her expertise in fraud, bribery and money laundering cases. She is acknowledged for her skill in cases with international elements.
Strengths: "Provides excellent advice." "She is fantastic."
Recent work: Represented an individual charged with bribing a US employee to obtain a military contract.
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Practice Areas

Saba is an expert in Health & Safety, Licensing, Inquests and Public Inquiries and Crime/Financial crime, having been instructed in some of the most important cases in these areas for many years.

Health & Safety, Licensing and Regulatory Law:

Saba represents major companies and enforcing authorities, including the HSE, fire and local authorities and the police nationally in both criminal proceedings and inquests in:

•Fire safety

•Health & safety

•Data protection and Freedom of Information

•Licensing

•Gambling

•Consumer protection

•Environmental

•Food safety

•Trading standards

Inquests & Public Inquiries

Saba is an expert in high profile, sensitive inquiries instructed by all participants.

She is an Assistant Coroner for Inner North London.

Cases include the Manchester Arena, Grenfell Tower, Alexander Litvinenko Public Inquiries and the Inquests into the deaths following the London Bridge and Westminster terror attacks.

Crime/Financial Crime

Saba’s advice is sought nationally and internationally. She advises foreign Governments and Enforcement Authorities, corporates and individuals in multi-jurisdictional cases in:

•Private Prosecutions

•Bribery & Corruption

•Mutual Legal Assistance

•Fraud

•Insider dealing

•Money laundering

•Confiscation and restraint

•Terrorism

•Complex production orders

Career

Career:

Call 1996

Specialist Advocate in Health & Safety and Environmental Law (A Panel)

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Saba Naqshbandi

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