Meet The Team

Our Team

  •  Fazal Karim BA (Hons) - Principal
  •  Andy Hollas BA (Hons) - Consultant Solicitor
  •  Arshad Ali BA (Hons) - Assistant Solicitor
  •  Yasmin Hussain LLB (Hons) - Assistant Solicitor
  •  Shah Suhail Ahmed LLB (Hons) - Assistant Solicitor


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Meet The Team

Fazal Karim - Principal Solicitor


Fazal Karim is an experienced politician with a clear track record of fighting for the most deprived communities of  Leeds. Growing up in Harehills, he has worked up from a humble beginning as a pupil of a language centre to becoming a defence and human rights lawyer. He has campaigned for the rights of the working people and the disenfranchised throughout his life.


After qualifying as a solicitor, he set up his practice in Harehills in the heart of the area and has been involved in all matters of human rights and campaigns in thelocal area, championing the rights of local Leeds people.  As a result of his visible commitment to Leeds residents, he has a high level of acceptibility and credibility among local residents. 


As a father of five, he is acutely conscious of the need to provide job opportunities for young people. His two sons are disabled and he is committed to fighting all forms of discrimination to achieve equality for all service users and job seekers.


He has deep understanding of community issues facing residents of Leeds ie poverty, over-crowding, low labour force participation, alienation of young people, language barrier, enterprise development and degraded environment.

The firm, led by Fazal Karim, is committed to providing high quality public funded work as well  as specialised private client expertise.

Andrew Hollas - Consultant Solicitor

Andrew Hollas, is a leading Criminal Defence Solicitor Based in Leeds, UK, he has extensive experience of criminal representation. Andy qualified as a criminal lawyer in 2000 having spent 18 years as a British Telecom engineer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Politics, and an MA from Leeds University in Politics.


Former Chairman of Leeds North East Labour Party and activist in the labour movement before entering the legal profession. Embarking on the conversion course to a Law Degree in 1995 before becoming a solicitor in 2000. Formerly of Grahame-Stowe Bateson solicitors, he joined Karim & Co solicitors in  2013.


Andy practises in all areas of criminal law; representing clients initially at the police station and the magistrates courts for minor offences of all types to very serious allegations which are finally dealt with in the Crown Court. Andy particularly specialises in road traffic offences with a successful track record at trial.


He is a powerful and persuasive advocate with an admirable success rate.


Please call the office on 0113 249 1662 or 07512546949 to arrange an appointment to meet Andy Hollas.


Arshad Ali - Solicitor


Arshad "Ash" Ali is a duty qualified solicitor and specialises in Magistrates Court advocacy. 

His meticulous preparation and impressive advocacy skills, combined with a friendly, approachable manner make him a very safe pair of hands.

Ash runs our Crown Court department as well as regularly  representing clients at the police station and in the Magistrates’ court - often dealing with cases from begining to end.


Please contact on 01132491662 or directly on 07775534124 

Yasmin Hussain - Solicitor

Yasmin has a broad range of experience in all aspects of criminal law but is probably best known for  being a specialist in the area of Proceeds of Crime, aka POCA.

Shah Suhail Ahmed - Solicitor


Suhail has been with the firm since 2007 and qualified as a solicitor in 2012. 

He has built up a relationship with clients who appreciate his frank and honest advice and know that he will always go the extra mile for them.

He has extensive experience in criminal law, particularly serious crime including murder, drugs and sexual offences. 

Feel free to come into the office, with any queries you may have. We look forward to hearing from you.

 We offer a free consultation session for all areas of law,

Between 11am - 12pm Saturday and Sunday.

An appointment is required.


Please call the office on 0113 249 1662 or 07725814027 for more details

or use the Contact Form to send your appointment request.