“I can absolutely recommend Waqar. Very professional, defended me well and got the result we wanted. Will definitely use again if needed and recommend. ”
Mr K
“• Offered great advice when I was between rock and a hard place, understood the facts very quickly. Gave clear strategic advice in obtaining the right result. I felt at ease and confident in my legal representation.”
“I had the pleasure of being represented by Mr Waqar Ali and all I can say is that Mr Ali and his team actually care about the cases that they take on.”

Areas of law:

Crime and Investigation, Police Station, Youth Court, Magistrates’ Court, Crown Court, Appeals Against Conviction, Appeal Against Sentence, Motoring Solicitors

Waqar is an experienced duty solicitor in our Magistrates court team based in Milton Keynes covering Northampton, Kettering, Wellingborough and Corby areas. Specialising exclusively in criminal defence work, Waqar provides advice, assistance and representation to clients in relation to a broad spectrum of criminal matters in the police stations and the Magistrates courts. Having defended both privately funded and legally aided clients successfully in most serious and complex of criminal cases across the country Waqar is often called upon to deal with challenging and serious matters. With a dedicated approach and subtle yet fiery tenacity Waqar is known to go the extra mile in search for the best results for his clients. This has enabled him to build a loyal following across Northamptonshire.

Prior to joining Reeds Waqar was a defence advocate in Northamptonshire working for local firms. His experience and knowledge of the local courts and police stations allows him to provide efficient and effective advice to his clients.

With excellent interpersonal skills, Waqar has the ability to provide comprehensive and concise advice to all clients and is often good at seeing wood for the trees. His calm, friendly and approachable manner makes clients feel immediately at ease and allows him to build a good strong rapport from the outset resulting in clients repeatedly asking for him.

Notable Cases

R -v – W (2018) – Murder - Successfully representing one of five youths charged with Murder in Northampton following a feud between two local gangs in Northampton. Prosecution had relied upon extensive CCTV and mobile phone data. Client found ‘not guilty’ of murder after a lengthy trial. (Litigator).

R -v- K (2021) – Successfully defending an allegation of causing death by dangerous driving. Detailed expert evidence sought on defendant’s behalf to prove that the manner of driving was not ‘dangerous’. Client found not guilty! (Litigator).

R -v- P (2021) – Keyham Lane Police Station - Kidnap & Assault – Successful representations at the police station resulting in no further action being taken against the client.

R -v- M (2021) – Weekly Wood Justice Centre - Murder – Successfully opposing extension of further detention for a youth arrested in respect of a multi handed murder. Making successful representations at police station stage resulting in client not only being bailed but the matter being no further actioned within days.

R -v- D (2021) – CJC Northampton – Representing a defendant arrested in relation to a conspiracy to supply drugs valued at approximated £60 million.

R -v- E (2021) – CJC Northampton – Representing a professional footballer arrested in relation to the offences of dangerous driving, drink driving and escaping from lawful custody.