Called to the Bar: 2002
Ranked as a Tier 1 Silk by the Legal 500, Naeem has extensive experience of defending at the highest level in the most serious and high profile of cases. He has successfully defended clients in multi – defendant terrorism, national security, murder, drug conspiracies and complex fraud cases. In recognition of his ability, exceptionally for the Criminal Bar, Naeem was appointed Queen’s Counsel at 14 years call.
Consistently cited in both Chambers UK and The Legal 500 as a leader in his field, Naeem is rightly regarded as one of the leading defence advocates in cases involving allegations of terrorism. To date, he has been instructed in over 60 terrorism cases and is one of a handful of barristers to regularly act for individuals subject to TPIM (formerly Control Order) proceedings. Many of Naeem’s cases have received substantial coverage in both the national and international media.
Prior to coming to the Bar, Naeem acted as a Legal Consultant to various independent television and radio production companies. He is also a regular contributor to discussions on a variety of topical legal issues for BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC Radio 2 and BBC News 24.