Anand Doobay has an LLB (hons) and LLM (Corporate and Commercial Law). He trained at Hogan Lovells before qualifying in 1999. He then worked at Peters & Peters where he was a partner for many years. Anand deals with criminal and regulatory matters including fraud, extradition, mutual legal assistance, corruption, sanctions, tax and money laundering.
Anand was appointed by Theresa May (then Home Secretary) to a panel to review the United Kingdom’s extradition arrangements and the European Parliament asked him to prepare an expert report on potential reforms to the European Arrest Warrant system. Anand was also consulted as an expert by Fair Trials when they prepared their report on INTERPOL. He provided expert evidence on fraud proceedings for the Law Society of England and Wales (R (AE) v The Commissioner of Police for the Metropolis  EWHC 3397 (QB)) and has dealt with many Serious Fraud Office prosecutions.
Anand has advised a serving Prime Minister, a former Deputy Prime Minister, a Deputy Foreign Minister and three G20 Governments. He has been involved in high profile and politically sensitive investigations and prosecutions in over 50 countries. Anand has successfully defended many extradition requests arguing that they were politically motivated. He has dealt with extradition requests made to countries other than the United Kingdom including cases in Bermuda, Trinidad, Germany and Cyprus.
Anand has advised a number of governments on their extradition legislation and intervened for JUSTICE in a Supreme Court case considering the rights of children in extradition proceedings (HH (Appellant) v Deputy Prosecutor of the Italian Republic, Genoa (Respondent) PH (Appellant) v Deputy Prosecutor of the Italian Republic, Genoa (Respondent) F-K (FC) (Appellant) v Polish Judicial Authority (Respondent)  UKSC 25). He has also successfully applied to INTERPOL for the deletion of Red Notices.
Anand has previously been interviewed or quoted by Reuters, Press Association, Bloombergs, Financial Times, The Times, The Economist, International Herald Tribune, CNN, MSNBC, Metro, Evening Standard, People Magazine, BBC News Online, Radio 4 (the Today programme, Law in Action, PM and The Report), Radio 5 Live (Drivetime), BBC World Service (Newshour and More or Less), Sky News, BBC News, ITV News and Good Morning Britain (ITV).
Anand is ranked by many professional guides and has been ranked as Band 1 for extradition by Chambers and Partners since it introduced this category. A selection of his recent rankings are set out below.
“Anand Doobay of Boutique Law LLP is well known and well regarded in the market, and is credited as "a real extradition expert" by interviewees. He has handled highly sensitive and significant investigations across several jurisdictions.”
Band 1, Extradition -Chambers and Partners 2018 edition
“Anand Doobay … is held out by interviewees as "the premier UK lawyer on extradition issues" whose "client-handling and technical skills make him the best solicitor in London," according to a source. He frequently acts on extradition matters involving complex political issues and human rights concerns.”
Band 1, Extradition -Chambers and Partners 2017 edition
“Anand Doobay is held in high esteem by the market and has a wealth of experience in extradition law. Clients say: ‘He is the epitome of grace under pressure. He is focused and driven, and he navigates through cultural difficulties and around the roadblocks that emerge when working on complex international cases.’”
Band 1, Extradition -Chambers and Partners 2015 edition
“Anand Doobay, a consultant specializing in business crime and regulatory matters, is a ‘star in the profession’ and maintains a ‘calm manner under pressure’.”
Who’s Who Legal Business Crime Defence 2015
“… the ‘utterly brilliant’ Anand Doobay who acts for a variety of clients ranging from individuals to large foreign multinationals. Peers describe him as ‘incredibly bright’ and ‘calm under pressure’, praising his ability to ‘cover cases from every single angle and leave no stone unturned’.”
One of the ten most highly regarded individuals in The International Who's Who of Business Crime Defence Lawyers 2013
Listed in the elite "Leading lawyers" list, The Legal 500 United Kingdom 2012's guide to outstanding lawyers nationwide.
Consultant editor for extradition in Halsbury’s Laws of England and member of the Advisory Board of Halsbury’s Laws of England
Author of the chapter on extradition in Blackstone’s Criminal Practice and previously contributed material on EU criminal law
Co-author of the Law of Extradition and Mutual Assistance (published by Oxford University Press)
Co-author of Jones and Doobay on Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance (published by Sweet & Maxwell)
Author of a chapter on Money Laundering in Fraud Looseleaf edited by Clare Montgomery QC and Professor David Ormerod (published by Oxford University Press)
Memberships / Panels
Judging Panel for Halsburys Legal Awards (2013-2016)
Council Member of JUSTICE
Member of JUSTICE Working Party on Complex and Lengthy Trials (report published February 2016)
Foreign & Commonwealth Office Pro Bono Panel