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Leila Abdul-RasoolConsultant Solicitor


Leila specialises in criminal defence work, crime related civil work and extradition. She conducts all manner of criminal defence work ranging in seriousness from motoring offences to murder.

Notable cases

  • R v S – Drug trafficking case. Client acquitted of importation of 10kgs cocaine from Antigua.
  • UK Government v E – Appeal to ECHR. Part ii Extradition. Client wanted for trial on double homicide to Maryland. Secured assurance that death penalty will not be imposed. Appeal pending to ECHR under Article 3 to protect client against life without parole sentence. Case was reported.
  • R v M & Others – Money laundering. Appeal to House of Lords.


Leila's background is that of a criminal barrister, having been called to the bar at Lincoln’s Inn in 1994. She joined the firm in 1999 and soon after cross-qualified as a solicitor with Higher Rights of Audience. Leila is a VHCC panel member.


Leila is a member of the LCCSA & SAHCA.


Comprehension of Arabic

and Awards

legal 500 uk leading firm 2017 chambers leading firm 2017