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Saba Naqshbandi

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Practice Areas

Saba is an expert in the following areas: 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 advises and represents notable major companies and acts for enforcing authorities, including the HSE, fire and local authorities and the police nationally in both criminal proceedings and inquests. Areas of specialisation include:

•Fire safety

•Health & safety

•Data protection and Freedom of Information



•Consumer protection


•Food safety

•Trading standards

Inquests & Public Inquiries

Saba is an expert in high profile, sensitive inquiries.

Cases include the Grenfell Tower Public Inquiry, the Inquests into the deaths following the London Bridge and Westminster terrorist incidents and the Public Inquiry into the death of Alexander Litvinenko. Saba is an Assistant Coroner for Inner North London.

Saba is instructed by all participants including:


•The police

•Fire and other enforcement authorities



Crime/Financial Crime

A criminal specialist with a recognised reputation, Saba’s advice is sought both nationally and internationally and includes advising foreign Governments and Enforcement Authorities, corporates and individuals in multi-jurisdictional cases.

Areas of specialisation include:

•Private Prosecutions

•Bribery & Corruption

•International crime

•Mutual Legal Assistance


•Insider dealing

•Money laundering

•Confiscation and restraint


•Complex production orders


Call 1996

Assistant Coroner for Inner North London (2019-)

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

General Dental Council Panel of Advocates

Court of Arbitration of Sport Pro Bono Lawyers Panel

Bencher of the Middle Temple (2016)

Middle Temple Advocacy Trainer

Middle Temple Bencher Selection Advisory Committee (2016-)

Middle Temple Membership Committee Member 2014-

Bar Council International Committee Member (2016-2017)

Chair of the Annual Bar Conference 2013 (Vice Chair 2012)

Co-Chair of the Criminal Law Committee of the International Bar Association (2009-2012)

Elected Committee member of the Criminal Bar Association Committee (2009-2012)


2012-current: author of the online Westlaw Encyclopaedia for ‘Health and Safety in Sport’

2012-current: author of the online Westlaw Encyclopaedia for ‘Licensing: Hearings’

2012-current: author of the online Westlaw Encyclopaedia for ‘Gambling: Appeals’