Yorkshire-based solicitor Aziz Rahman has capped a successful year by winning a place in the UK's leading legal guide.
The Chambers UK's 50 full-time researchers spend a year examining the credentials of solicitors before deciding who is fit to be accepted into the following year's guide.
Mr Rahman, whose firm Rahman Ravelli Solicitors is based in Halifax, has been selected for inclusion into the Chambers UK 2011.
The firm specializes in commercial fraud and complex crime cases but also represents local people facing prosecution for more routine matters.
Mr Rahman, has been named as a notable practitioner in the guide's criminal fraud section. The guide says that he "always has impressive mastery of the facts even in the most complicated cases and is always on the look-out for innovative ways forward".
His entry comes in a year that has seen he and his firm gain success and national attention in a number of high-profile cases.
These include the case of Yorkshire property developer and former Leeds United FC director, Simon Morris. Mr Rahman represented Mr Morris during a three-year investigation into his business dealings that ended with no charges being brought against him.
He also successfully defended Lincoln Fraser in a re-trial relating to the £250M collapse of his Imperial Consolidated Investment Group.
Mr Rahman said: "Chambers UK is rightly recognised as the publication that identifies the best solicitors their field, so I am delighted to be included in it.
"It is an honour. But it is also, I believe, a just reward for the whole firm. Rahman Ravelli Solicitors has acquired a hard-earned reputation for its local, national and international work since it was established in 2001."
Mr Rahman and his colleagues regularly handle cases of multi-million pound fraud, tax evasion, money laundering and other white collar crime. They routinely represent clients in cases involving major organisations such as the Serious Fraud Office, Interpol, the FBI and HM Revenue and Customs.
Mr Rahman has recently taken instructions regarding an international $2.2 billion fraud.