Lily Riza


Lily Riza

Practice profile

About Lily Riza

Bar Vocational Course, College of Law
Graduate Diploma in Law, College of Law
MA Hons. Arabic and Middle Eastern Studies, University of St Andrews

Call: 2009
Lily has been a tenant in Chambers since completing pupillage in 2010. She enjoys a diverse practice, accepting instructions in crime, public and in regulatory matters.

General Crime

Like all members of chambers, Lily has a strong criminal practice, prosecuting and defending in the Crown, magistrates' and youth courts. As a member of the CPS Advocates' Panel, Lily prosecutes for the CPS.

Fraud, bribery and corruption

Lily has accepted instructions from the Serious Fraud Office in relation to both the investigatory and disclosure stages of cases. She is presently instructed in two significant investigations into suspected international, banking fraud and suspected international, corporate bribery and corruption.


Lily has been involved in a number of sensitive and high profile cases. Lily has assisted with various large-scale disclosure exercises, including in relation to Iraqi civilian claims against the government and most recently in relation to claim for damages arising out of a financial restrictions order (Bank Mellat v Her Majesty’s Treasury).
Lily has also advised the Foreign and Commonwealth Office in relation how to respond to Data Protection Act requests.
In 2015 Lily was instructed by Government Legal Department to assist witnesses in their responses to the Iraq Inquiry.


Lily has experience in defending before the General Pharmaceutical Council in relation to fitness to practise proceedings and review hearings.


Inner Temple 2009 Middle Temple 2013

Professional & Friendly
Specialising in crime, immigration, civil and family law.