Terrorism & Firearms

Zafar is regularly instructed in terrorism & firearms cases. 

Recent cases include:

R v Rehman - Old Bailey

Husband and wife charged with attempted plot to blow up the London Underground and Westway Shopping Centre

R v Rehman Link 1

R v Rehman Link 2

R v Rehman Link 3


R v Rashad
A two handed ‘contract killing’ case in which a Muslim cleric was accused of hiring a hit man to murder a fellow cleric in a dispute over the ownership of the Mosque, and was additionally charged with terrorism offences. 

R v Rashad Link 1

R v Rashad Link 2


R v El-Faisal – Southwark Crown Court
The first Muslim cleric to be prosecuted on the basis of his ‘hate sermons’. This ground-breaking trial was the first prosecution of a Muslim cleric in Britain. It was also the first time potential jurors were banned from sitting on the jury because of their religion. The judge agreed to a defence plea not to allow Jewish and Hindu jurors.

R v El-Faisal Link 1
R v El-Faisal Link 2


Majid v R – Court of Appeal
Appeal against conviction for attempted murder in a drive-by shooting, possession of a firearm with intent to endanger life, and perverting the course of justice. The appellant had been absent from and unrepresented at trial. Instructed as appeal counsel.

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