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029 2023 2032

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Hashim is instructed to defend complex, sophisticated and serious organised crime in the Crown Court and Court of Appeal. He has substantial experience in defending voluminous cases of the utmost gravity and public importance.

Hashim instils confidence and is committed to fearlessly representing the best interests of his clients, ensuring his advice is realistic and coherent.

Hashim is a robust negotiator and has a strong reputation as a natural advocate. He is known for his exhaustive preparation, attention to detail and exceptional client care. He always goes the extra mile.


Hashim accepts direct access instructions.


R -v- Shanahan and Smith
Violent murder for gain, involving complex issues in relation scientific forensic evidence.

R v Lloyd and Others
Serious organised crime involving conspiracy to supply a sub machine gun and ammunition. Judge persuaded to disapply a mandatory minimum sentence of imprisonment.

R v McDonagh and Facey
Planned murder [knife point stabbing] for gain, involving complex issues in relation to joint enterprise.

R v Callaghan and Others [Operation Dino I]
Significant and substantial conspiracy to defraud insurance companies [£250,000+].

R v Wood and Others [Operation Dino II]
Significant and substantial conspiracy to defraud insurance companies [£250,000+].

R v Fox and Others [Operation Anoint]
Significant and sophisticated conspiracy to defraud HMRC [£500,000].

R v Anvirazadeh and Others [Operation Pataca]
Serious organised crime group conspiracy to supply controlled drugs and significant and sophisticated money laundering operation [£2 million+].

R v Maxwell and Others [Operation Oyster]
Significant and sophisticated conspiracy to defraud financial institutions [£5 million+].

R v Carbis and Others
Modern slavery and kidnap that attracted national publicity.

R v Ali and Others
Largest seizure of Class A controlled drugs [heroin] in South Wales Police history [£4 million+]. Serious organised crime conspiracy to supply Class A controlled drugs.

R v Wheeler
Manslaughter, reduced to causing death and serious injury by dangerous driving.

R v Bush [Court of Appeal]
Significant conspiracy to supply Class A controlled drugs [cocaine], £15 million+.

R v Lloyd and Others [Operation Dodge]
Complex conspiracy to defraud solicitor law firms and financial institutions [£100,000+].

R v Piecko
Successful application to vacate plea in relation to a count of Inflicting grievous bodily harm with intent. Thereafter, successful negotiation resulting in no evidence being offered by the prosecution in relation to the same. In the result, sentence reduced from a starting point of 12 years imprisonment to a suspended sentence of imprisonment.

Hashim Salmman


General crime

Serious organised crime

Serious violence and sexual offences

Complex conspiracies



Proceedings under the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002


Lincolns Inn
Wales and Chester Circuit

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