Call: 2007 (Lincoln’s Inn)
Education: LL.M, LL.B (hons) and Business Law
Muhammad joined Chambers in September 2019 and is currently completing his pupillage under the supervision and guidance of the Head of Chambers, Trevor Berriman.
Following the successful completion of the non-practising element of pupillage, Muhammad is now available to accept instructions from 16 December 2019 in all of Chambers main practice areas, notably Commercial and Chancery, Immigration, Public Law, Family, Personal Injury and Credit Hire.
Muhammad is keen to develop a varied caseload and has assisted in the preparation, legal research and drafting in a broad range of complex work; varying from personal bankruptcy matters, orders for possession and sale, and company partnership disputes, through to judicial review applications, appeals against refusal of leave to remain, and immigration bail hearings, via private children and public care matters in addition to matrimonial finance disputes.
Muhammad is building on his successful practice as a County Court Advocate where he undertook a variety of civil and commercial work including but not limited to civil litigation, insolvency, landlord and tenant, consumer credit, personal injury, property, insurance and lender services, debt recovery and enforcement. Prior to joining Chambers Muhammad also gained significant experience working in house for one of the largest accident management companies in Europe that specialises in credit hire and was involved in some of the leading case authorities in this field.
Muhammad has worked intensely alongside members of the immigration and family teams. Muhammad has been exposed to a full spectrum of immigration matters including challenges to adverse immigration decisions of the Home Office before the Immigration and Asylum Chamber (First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal), High Court and Court of Appeal in immigration appeal and judicial reviews. Muhammad has also worked on complex matters and assisted with appeals for adult dependant relatives, victims of trafficking, overstayers and third country nationals who are alleged to have contracted a marriage of convenience. Muhammad is passionate in furthering the valuable insight and experience he has gained with claims relating to children, human rights and asylum by appearing before the First-Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal in cases where a decision taken by the Home Office will have the effect of separating a family or impacting children.
Muhammad has developed an interest in financial remedy proceedings in addition to a private children practice. He has experienced complex financial remedy claims involving significant assets, pensions and the intervention of third parties. Muhammad has also worked alongside members of chambers whose practice involves acting in all areas of private law disputes concerning children which involve applications for Child Arrangement Orders, Prohibited Steps Orders, Specific Issue Orders, Special Guardianship Orders and enforcement proceedings.
During October 2019 Muhammad provided assistance and support to Ramby De Mello and Tony Muman in one of the most anticipated cases of the year: Birmingham City Council v Afsar and others (2019), which was heard over the course of five days in the High Court Birmingham District Registry. The Council’s claim for an injunction curbing protests outside of a primary school in Birmingham drew national media coverage. The trial itself involved a hybrid of complex legal arguments concerning parental rights, freedom of religious expression, direct and indirect discrimination, the internet and private social media communications.