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Partner Imam is a member of the real estate team and an Islamic Finance specialist with considerable experience in dealing with a range of high-value and complex investment, finance and development transactions. An active participant in the Islamic Finance market for over 10 years, he has developed a broad Islamic Finance practice advising investors and financial institutions on a range of shariah compliant products and structures. Since joining in 2011, Imam has built a core team of specialist lawyers at Foot Anstey who are now respected and recognised as genuine experts.
Imam is a member of the Advisory Board of the Association of Muslim Lawyers, the Arab Bankers Association and the Islamic Finance Experts Group. He has earned numerous plaudits; he's recognised as a 'leader in his field' by Chambers UK legal directory and most recently listed amongst the most "innovative and inspirational" lawyers in the legal industry by his appearance in the 'Hot 100' by trade publication The Lawyer. Most recently our Islamic Finance team was ranked alongside several Magic and Silver Circle firms in the Real Estate category of the Islamic Finance News Legal Awards.
He holds various qualifications in Islamic Finance, including the IFQ from the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment, and regularly lectures on, and publishes commentary on, Islamic Finance matters.
Imam Qazi has a "very successful Bristol practice" in Islamic finance. Chambers 2018
‘An exemplary team leader’, Imam Qazi heads the practice group and instils ‘confidence in his clients that each matter is being treated with appropriate importance and handled with necessary skill and expertise’. Legal 500 2017
"A very strong reputation in property finance" Chambers 2017