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Raymond Ali
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With an exclusive Criminal Defence Practice, ranging from multi-handed drug conspiracies to complex frauds, both domestic and international, Raymond’s approach to instruction(s) is judicious and pragmatic. Dedicated to his professional duties to the Client and the Court, Raymond’s advocacy has been remarked upon by Judges as ‘smooth and assertive.’

Constantly alert, Raymond has readily taken instructions at extremely short notice in cases of notable complexity and with challenging clients, gaining positive results under the most testing of circumstances. With 27 years at the Bar, Raymond advocates with great mastery, skilfully responding to evidential and procedural issues as they unexpectedly arise within the course of his Trial

Raymond has rights of audience throughout the Caribbean and is a respected member of the Bars of Guyana and Trinidad & Tobago. More domestically, he is a member of the CBA. His professional experience, alongside an earnest demeanour, fuse in a manner which routinely and expertly meet the everchanging demands of the Criminal Bar.


Raymond’s Expertise:

- Multi-Handed Drug Conspiracies

- Serious Violence Against the Person

- All types of Fraud and Money Laundering

- Firearm Offences

Raymond has practised in all areas of Criminal Law where he has been led in Murder, defended as Junior Alone in historic Rape cases, multi-handed violent disorder, armed robberies and kidnap.

Notable Cases

R v G – Murder

R v M – Historic Rape

R v K – Multi Handed Drug Conspiracy- 1st on the Indictment

R v A - Section 18, False Imprisonment and Kidnap

R v A – Attempted Murder

R v A – Drug Importation Class A – 2 kg (Hung Jury await retrial in Nov 24)

Current Cases

R v F – 4 weeks Multi-Hander People Trafficking , Maidstone CC

R v K – 5 weeks Multi Hander, Fraud, Snaresbrook CC

R v W – 3 weeks Multi Hander, Drugs Importation, Birmingham CC

R v S – 4 weeks Multi Hander, Attempted Murder, Woolwich CC

R v O – 6 weeks Multi Hander, Section 18 and Misconduct in Public Office

R v F - 6 weeks Multi Hander, Fraud, Southwark CC

R v L - 8 weeks Drugs Conspiracy Multi Hander, Bradford CC