Call: 2007 (Lincoln’s Inn)
Education: LL.M, LL.B (hons) and Business Law
Muhammad is currently on secondment to the High Court of Justice as a Judicial Assistant assigned to the Queen’s Bench Division. Muhammad will be returning to practice in August 2022.
Muhammad has a diverse and busy practice in line with Chambers’ areas of expertise, notably Civil/Commercial, Immigration, Family and Public Law. Muhammad is accomplished in matters that often overlap and encompass various areas of law. He is adept at dealing with both regular and unusual issues that arise.
Muhammad is keen to ensure that he is accessible to both professional and lay clients, and closely works together with them. He is personable and approachable. Muhammad has a popular following and is known for being knowledgeable, tenacious and very reliable. He always has the client’s best interests at heart. Muhammad can accept instructions on a direct access basis.
Muhammad is Halcyon Chambers’ Deputy Equality and Diversity officer. He is also a member of the Pupillage Committee. Muhammad is Halcyon Chambers’ representative on the Midland Circuit Social Mobility Committee.
Muhammad is a visiting lecturer at the University of Law, Birmingham.
Muhammad specialises in civil and commercial law and holds over ten years’ worth of relevant experience. He has significant expertise in civil litigation, insolvency, landlord and tenant, consumer credit, personal injury, property, insurance and lender services, debt recovery and enforcement. Muhammad appears in Court almost daily in interim hearings and trials on all tracks. Muhammad also has an active and busy paperwork practice, drafting pleadings and providing advice. Muhammad adopts a careful, forensic and analytical approach to cases. Muhammad is renowned for robustly and fiercely representing his clients. Muhammad is fully aware of the economic and commercial side of things and offers pragmatic advice.
Muhammad has a successful practice in public law and human rights law. Muhammad is well versed in the full spectrum of immigration matters and is experienced in challenging adverse immigration decisions of the Home Office before the Immigration and Asylum Chamber (First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal), and Court of Appeal. Muhammad has a keen interest and specialty in judicial review. Muhammad’s practice often involves complex matters such as representing victims of trafficking, overstayers and third country nationals who are alleged to have contracted a marriage of convenience. Muhammad is most passionate when involved in cases where a decision taken by the Home Office will have the effect of separating a family or impacting children.
Muhammad has a strong interest in matrimonial finance and has experience of complex financial remedy claims involving significant assets, pensions and the intervention of third parties. Muhammad regularly appears in court for both applicants and respondents in matters arising under the Family Law Act 1996. Muhammad also has a successful private children law practice and is regularly instructed on matters involving applications for Child Arrangement Orders, Prohibited Steps Orders, Specific Issue Orders, Special Guardianship Orders and enforcement proceedings. Muhammad is proficient at dealing with sensitive issues that frequently arise in such challenging cases.
Muhammad provided assistance and support to leading Counsel, Ramby De Mello and Tony Muman, in Birmingham City Council -v- Afsar and others  EWHC 864 (QB),  EWHC 327 (QB). Known as the ‘Birmingham School Case’, the Council’s claim for an injunction was to curb protests outside of a primary school in Birmingham. The case 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.