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Urfan Dar LL.B. (Honours), Dip. L.P., N.P., Solicitor Advocate

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Urfan Dar

Urfan has a strong academic background and graduated with Honours from the University of Glasgow before going on to serve his apprenticeship with Dickson Minto WS, a leading corporate law firm, receiving the very highest standard of training.

He qualified as a solicitor in 2004 and worked for Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP, a leading UK law firm before deciding to pursue his ambitions as a specialist criminal court practitioner at Beltrami & Co. He has been with the firm for over 10 years and works in all areas of criminal law at both summary and solemn level including court martial proceedings.

Having gained extensive experience in the management, direction and presentation of sheriff and jury trials throughout Scotland, he enjoys the reputation of a meticulous pleader and an excellent trial lawyer having acted in a number of cases involving crimes against the person, crimes against property, sexual offences, drugs offences, firearms offences, offensive weapons, proceeds of crime, serious and organised crime and public order offences.

Urfan was granted Rights of Audience and admitted as a Solicitor Advocate in 2014. He is the first Muslim Solicitor Advocate in Scotland and is entitled to appear as counsel in the High Court of Justiciary and Court of Appeal. He is a dedicated professional committed to providing a first class standard of service for his clients. He is a valued member of the Beltrami & Co. team, who is recognised for his attention to detail, skilled and disciplined forensic approach and creative diversity. He adopts a friendly and approachable attitude to his clients but never compromises a robust and competitive approach to the law. He is held in high regard by his peers who recognise his prodigious talents as an accomplished and tactical litigator with exceptional advocacy skills. He continues to be instructed in a variety of complex and novel cases and has appeared in a number of significant publicised criminal cases over the years.

Urfan is also a Notary Public who is registered at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office. He can also speak three different languages being fluent in English, Urdu and Punjabi.

He undertakes work in all areas of criminal law, with additional experience in Court Martial proceedings. His particular areas of interest in criminal law include Murder, Culpable Homicide, Attempted Murder, Assault and Serious Assault, Culpable & Reckless Conduct, Breach of Peace, Public Disorder, Domestic Abuse Cases, Robbery, Theft, Fraud, Embezzlement, Identity Fraud, Reset, Offensive Weapons, Misuse and Possession of Drugs, Road Traffic, Money Laundering, Taxi License Suspension, Proceeds of Crime, Terrorism, Criminal Appeals.

Urfan can be instructed as both Solicitor or Solicitor Advocate.

Date Admitted: 2004

"Urfan is a superb practitioner" - Gary McAteer

 

 

Recent cases include:

http://www.scotsman.com/news/environment/red-deer-poacher-first-to-be-caught-by-dna-test-1-3680525

http://www.nme.com/news/various-artists/57014

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-13351116

http://www.westlothiancourier.co.uk/west-lothian-news/west-lothian-news/west-lothian-news/2010/04/08/man-held-gun-to-neighbour-s-head-62405-26194113/

http://www.nme.com/news/echo-and-the-bunnymen/22693

http://www.scotcourts.gov.uk/opinions/2009HCJAC60.html

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/2006/03/11/exclusive-pair-guilty-of-laundering-10m-86908-16800359/

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2008/02/15/financial-guru-ray-coia-jailed-86908-20319981/

http://news.stv.tv/scotland/180806-hospital-worker-jailed-for-fraud/

http://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/Article.aspx/1416428

http://news.stv.tv/scotland/172416-oap-stole-110000-from-sick-friend/

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/weird-news/2011/03/04/jealous-girlfriend-stabs-boyfriend-then-has-sex-with-him-on-blood-stained-bed-86908-22965186/

http://www.dailyrecord.co.uk/news/scottish-news/2010/03/06/cocaine-and-guns-rapper-facing-prison-after-police-swoop-86908-22089445/