Solicitor Advocate – Shahid has experience in all types of criminal matters ranging from first instance trials to appeals against conviction and appeals against sentence heard within the High Court. In 2001 he became an Advocate and has been involved in a number of cases that have been widely reported and have contributed to the development of Scots Criminal Law. Amongst the more unusual prosecutions he has defended are those involving cybercrime and terrorism. Shahid was part of the team that secured the conviction of Abdelbaset Ali al Megrahi for the Lockerbie bombing. He also acted as Junior Counsel for the defence in HMA v Mohammed Atif Siddique, the first prosecution in Scotland of Islamic Terrorism. Shahid is part of our Sheriff & Jury Trials team and regularly represents our clients in the High Court.