Zafar Ali QC joins Chambers as a Door Tenant

Zafar Ali QC
Written by:

Andrew Rourke


St Philips Barristers is delighted to welcome criminal specialist Zafar Ali QC as a Door Tenant. Called to the bar in 1994 and attaining Silk in 2012, Zafar acts exclusively as defence counsel and his experience encompasses a full spectrum of criminal law cases from tax evasion to terrorism.

Speaking on confirmation of his Door Tenancy, Zafar said:

“I came to Chambers because I wanted to continue to expand my Midlands practice utilising my door tenancy in Birmingham with the assistance of Andrew Rourke and the clerks team. Having co-defended with several top-quality silks from St Philips this move was an obvious choice. I am looking forward to working with the criminal team.”

Senior Criminal Clerk Andrew Rourke commented:

“Adding Zafar Ali QC to St Philips’ already stellar set of silks is excellent news. Zafar is a fierce defence advocate regularly instructed in the highest profile and most grave cases in the country including homicide, terrorism and high-value fraud matters. All at St Philips are very excited to welcome him.”

For further information about Zafar’s experience and expertise, please contact his clerks:, 0121 246 0200.

Zafar also practices from 23es, London.

Written by Andrew Rourke