Nadim Bashir is a grade-4 prosecutor who sits on CPS panels for fraud, confiscation and serious organised crime.
As a Lieutenant Colonel in the Army Reserve, Nadim is also a prosecuting officer for the Service Prosecuting Authority (SPA), where he will prosecute members of any of the British Armed Forces (British Army, Royal Air Force or Royal Navy), anywhere in the world.
Nadim has also accepted a post within the Ministry of Defence known as the Legal Representative to the UK Reserve Forces Association. This involves promoting the efficiency of the UK Reserve Forces; both in the UK and within the NATO Alliance context and thus involves participating in an international arena with the “Confederation International des Officiers de la Reserve” by delivering an annual programme of activities in member states across the world.
- R v Ali and Others (2005) EWCA Crim 87 – Representing the defendant in a conspiracy involving a money-laundering trial involving £170 million pounds.
- The Times Newspapers Ltd & The Guardian News and Media Ltd v Regina and Soldiers A, B, C, D, E and F (24 Oct 2008) CMAC – Acting for the Crown in proceedings where the appellant newspaper publishers appealed against an order of the judge of the Court Martial that proceedings brought against 6 soldiers should be held in camera.
“I am writing to you in relation to a recently successful outcome at Leeds Crown Court, R v John Arthur Brown, investigated by my department under Operation Gatwick. This was a money-laundering case involving 15 charges based on the payments of a previous confiscation order.
“I would like to bring to your attention the professionalism and good judgment displayed by the prosecuting barrister Mr Nadeem Bashir. Mr Bashir was unfortunate to have the case allocated to him with only a few days remaining prior to the start of the trial and with no previous knowledge of the case. He was quick to familiarise himself with the case and identified evidential gaps which the defendant could have successfully exploited to avoid convictions on certain charges. I agreed with Mr Bashir’s assessment of the case and authorised additional evidence to be obtained to avoid this situation. Mr Bashir’s guidance resulted in guilty pleas to all charges. Mr Brown had previously offered guilty pleas to only certain counts on the indictment.
“Mr Bashir displayed a sharp knowledge of what is required in the prosecution of POCA offences and his enthusiasm for the case was very much appreciated. Could I request that Mr Bashir be considered for instruction in future cases concerning money-laundering offences and financial crime submitted from our department.”
– Money Laundering Team (Crime Division), January 2011.
Testimonial (SPA/courts martial)
“Major Bashir is a thoroughly professional, highly respected and extremely capable officer. He delivers a potent combination of legal acumen, energy and dedication to duty which identifies him as a role model for his colleagues. He brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to his role within the Service Prosecuting Authority and is relied on time and again to handle cases of real seriousness and sensitivity. He performs most impressively within court, where he receives praise from the judiciary for his expert presentation of difficult cases and sound decision making. His polished advocacy is built on firm foundations of immaculate preparation.
“Major Bashir also makes a particularly valuable contribution to the training of prosecutors. His delivery style has authority and shows a real understanding of his subject. He is particularly generous with the time he devotes to assisting and guiding his colleagues, both subordinate and senior, in the conduct of casework.
“With a hearty appetite for complexity and willingness to assist wherever possible, Major Bashir is a truly valuable asset to the Army and a fine ambassador for Army Legal Services. He can be rightly proud of his significant contribution to the work of this authority during the reporting period.”
Lectures & training
Nadim lectures and trains police services across the country on a broad range of subjects, with a specialism in child protection and specifically the prevention and control of paedophilia (as previously delivered to CEOP).