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Iskander Fernandez is a Senior Solicitor in IBB's Criminal Defence team. He joined the firm as a trainee in 2002 and qualified in 2004, having gained vital experience in both contentious and non-contentious law.
During his time with IBB, Iskander has successfully defended clients charged with complex frauds from early investigations by prosecuting authorities to appearances before Crown Courts.
He continues to be instructed by companies facing regulatory proceedings and frequently advises corporations facing detailed enquiries into their working practises. The recent enactment of the Bribery Act has given Iskander the scope to provide advice to individuals concerned with the implementation of this piece of legislation.
Iskander has also represented clients facing prosecutions by the HSE and Environmental Agencies.
Recently, Iskander has cemented IBB's reputation in the area by helping setting up a new motoring law department within the existing Criminal department. He regularly advises clients on all aspects of this niche area of the law.
Iskander is a duty accredited solicitor both at the police station and Magistrates' Court.
His considerable experience in this field of the law has resulted in Iskander being invited to comment on topical issues by Sky News, BBC Radio, The Times and other media institutions.
Iskander is a member of the London Criminal Courts' Association, Criminal Law Solicitors' Association and was recently appointed as a committee member of the Middlesex Law Society.
"I came to IBB Solicitors looking for a solicitor to advise and if possible help me dispute a driving offence I had been accused of. Iskander Fernandez gave me really excellent advice and made the process of thinking about my position, responding to the charge, preparing for and ultimately going to court extremely clear and reassuring. I would be very happy to recommend Iskander to anyone looking for legal representation."
Other skills: Iskander is fluent in Arabic.
Key dates: LLB (Hons) Queen Mary and Westfield College 2000, LPC College of Law 2002, qualified 2004.
Career: Joined IBB in 2002.
Based: Capital Court, Uxbridge.