Call: 2007 (Lincoln’s Inn)
Education: LL.M, LL.B (hons) and Business Law
Muhammad joined Chambers following the successful completion of his pupillage under the supervision and guidance of the Head of Chambers, Trevor Berriman.
Muhammad is building a busy practice in line with Chambers’ areas of expertise, notably Civil/Commercial, Immigration, Family and Public Law.
Muhammad is keen to develop a varied caseload and during pupillage 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 specialises in civil and commercial law and holds over ten years’ worth of relevant experience. As a County Court Advocate Muhammad undertook a variety of 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 holds great strength and expertise in road traffic accident claims and is frequently instructed to attend Court on such matters.
Muhammad has gained exposure to a full spectrum of immigration matters including challenging 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 appeals 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 and has experience of complex financial remedy claims involving significant assets, pensions and the intervention of third parties. Muhammad is also building a private children law practice involving applications for Child Arrangement Orders, Prohibited Steps Orders, Specific Issue Orders, Special Guardianship Orders and enforcement proceedings.
During October 2019 and in the infancy of his pupillage, 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) ‘the Birmingham School case’, 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.