Fahrid Chishty

Profile

Fahrid is a junior barrister with experience in three principle practice areas: Serious and Organised Crime; Fraud and Financial Crime; and Regulatory and Professional Discipline proceedings.

Before joining Libertas, Fahrid completed pupillage at a leading set and gained experience across the full spectrum of criminal, public and regulatory law. He would regularly appear in the Magistrates’ and Crown Courts, on behalf of both prosecution and defence, including in serious and sensitive matters. He was awarded a series of prestigious scholarships both during and before pupillage, including the Ann Goddard Scholarship (Gray’s Inn, 2020), the Wilfred Watson Award (Gray’s Inn, 2017), the City Law School Bar Professional Training Scholarship (CLS, 2017-2019) and the Dickson Poon Undergraduate Scholarship (King’s College London, 2013-2017).

Fahrid is known for his attention to detail, meticulous case preparation and approachable manner. He is a Special Legal Adviser to the Embassy of Qatar and takes particular interest in proceedings relating to clients from the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). He is SC-cleared and is happy to accept instructions in cases involving sensitive evidence relating to constitutional or national security matters.

Fahrid speaks Urdu, Punjabi, French and Farsi (basic)

Appointments/Memberships

  • Honourable Society of Gray’s Inn
  • Criminal Bar Association
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association
  • Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers
  • Defence Extradition Lawyers’ Forum
  • Advocate (formerly Bar Pro Bono Unit), Volunteer Barrister
Instruct FahridTo instruct Fahrid please contact our clerks by phone on +44 (0) 20 7036 0200 or email us at clerks@libertaschambers.com