Described by Vanity Fair as “well known in the UK… a prominent… criminal defence solicitor,” for his work in acting for the alleged leader of one of Europes biggest Organised Crime Groups, Read More Here, Attiq Malik is a Director of Liberty Law Solicitors and a Solicitor-Advocate with Higher Rights of Audience enabling him to appear in all Civil and Criminal Courts.
‘Highly Commended’ by the Law Society of England & Wales at the Legal Excellence Awards 2021, one Judge remarked:
“He has terrific courage and belief in the system, showing that it works. He’s out there fighting the good fight.”
Having appeared on the pilot episode of Channel 4’s hit TV program 24 Hours in Police Custody Read Here, where he and his team achieved an acquittal for a Client facing a charge of Conspiracy to Murder, the criminal practice has undergone rapid expansion in the areas of serious crime.
He appeared on the same show in Season 6, Episode 4 which again received national acclaim where he represented someone initially arrested for Conspiracy to Murder in a Cold Case, in this case Attiq’s client was the only one that was acquitted.
In 2019, Attiq again appeared on 24 Hours in Police Custody, Season 7, Episode 3- Knifed, where yet again his client was the only one to be acquitted of murder.
The pattern of acquittals was demonstrated again when Attiq appeared in the same programme in 2021 in an episode called ‘Chicken Shop Wars’ where all defendants represented by him were found Not Guilty and the remainder were convicted.
Attiq was the lawyer in the much followed Shukri Abdi case, which resulted in over 1 million signatures calling for justice and lead to international demonstrations as part of the 2020 Black Lives Matter Protests Read More Here.
Specialising in both Criminal and Employment Law, Attiq has previously acted as a lawyer for the RMT, T&G and CWU trade unions.
Attiq’s current criminal case load comprises of serious criminal cases only such as Complex Frauds, Terrorism and Murder cases. Attiq is a specialist Fraud Lawyer and member of the Fraud Lawyers Association.
He has also acted for businesses ranging from SME’s to educational establishments to national and multinational companies in the areas of Employment Law as well as Regulatory Law, defending in Criminal prosecutions brought by HMRC and Trading Standards as well as the Crown Prosecution Service and representing clients in the VAT Tribunals.
In Employment Law Attiq has appeared in the Employment Appeal Tribunal where he successfully argued a complex legal point which clarified the law on the amount of time Claimant’s have to submit their claims to the Employment Tribunals following ACAS conciliation, which you can read more about Here. Attiq also regularly advises businesses and employees on Settlement Agreements and ACAS Early Conciliation in employment disputes.
In his spare time Attiq undertakes pro-bono community work such as Actions Against the Police and has campaigned in this regard, with the organisation Luton for Justice, for cases such as that of Leon Briggs and Faruk Ali against Bedfordshire Police.
In the past Attiq has been the chair for the Luton People’s Assembly, campaigning against Austerity and Discrimination, as well as chair for the Luton Momentum group.
Currently, Attiq sits on the committee for the Society of Asian Lawyers as well as on the board of the Luton Food Bank.
Attiq has regularly appeared on various radio stations such as the BBC, Inspire FM and Diverse FM as well as on TV as an expert in law on programmes such as Good Morning Britain, the Victoria Derbyshire Show, Russia Today News bulletins, the BBC and ITV news on topics such as that of Grenfell and discrimination in the criminal justice system, some of which you can See Here. Attiq has also featured in the Law Gazette as a ‘Lawyer in the News’ Read Here