Zubair Mughal

Barrister

Overview 

  • Qualifications: LLB (Law)
  • Year of qualification: 2015 
  • Year of call to the Bar: 2016
  • Zubair is an immigration, family and civil barrister with a particular expertise in seeking and obtaining permission to appeal (to the Upper Tribunal, High Court and Court of Appeal).
  • Zubair previously worked for the Home Office as a Tribunal Presenting Officer (advocate). This experience has enabled Zubair to understand cases from the perspective of the Home Office, as well as the clients he represents.
  • Zubair has also gained substantial experience in the County Courts. He regularly represents clients in family and civil matters at all stages of proceedings.
  • Zubair is qualified to accept instructions on a public access basis.

Practice areas

Immigration

  • Appeals/ applications
  • EEA
  • Asylum and human rights
  • Judicial review
  • Bail
  • Drafting
  • Permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal and Court of Appeal
  • Applications for permission to apply for judicial review

Family

  • Private children cases
  • All fact-finding hearings
  • All final hearings
  • Applications for prohibited steps orders
  • Applications for non-molestation orders
  • Applications for child arrangement orders
  • Applications for specific issues orders
  • Matrimonial finance proceedings
  • Child abduction cases
  • Applications for wardship orders
  • Applications for return orders
  • Applications for passport orders 
  • Permission to appeal to the High Court and Court of Appeal

Civil

  • Small Claims, Fast Track and Multi Track claims
  • All ancillary applications in the county court and high court.
  • Personal injury claims
  • Personal injury infant settlement hearings
  • Personal injury Stage 3 disposal hearings
  • CICA appeals to the First Tier Tribunal
  • Housing disrepair claims
  • Landlord and tenant matters

Sample of recent cases

  • M v M – Family Court – Application for an occupation order – Representing the Respondent in an application to set aside the occupation order. The hearing was at 2pm and there was a previous order requiring the Respondent to leave the family home by 5pm that day. Zubair successfully persuaded the court to set aside the occupation order.
  • R v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2020) – First Tier Tribunal – Representing an appellant at an EEA deportation appeal hearing. The appellant was sentenced to 18 months for assault occasioning GBH. As a result of this sentence, he was removed from the UK. Notwithstanding this, the Judge allowed the appeal in court.
  • N v Secretary of State for the Home Department (2020) – First Tier Tribunal – Representing an appellant at a human rights appeal hearing. The appellant entered the UK in 2007 on a visitor visa and did not seek to regularise her status in the UK until 2019. She had no family in the UK. Zubair successfully argued that the appellant would face very significant obstacles in reintegrating to her country of return. The appellant’s appeal was therefore allowed. 

Recommendations

  • “(…) He explained the issues succinctly and clearly and immediately identified the important point upon which the appeal was eventually allowed. His client had actually already been deported to Holland and had come back for the appeal. His client was immediately detained when he arrived back in the UK, so there were those added complications. He was extremely well prepared and made everyone feel at ease. (…)”  (Judge)
  • “Your legal services to us are outstanding.” (Solicitor)
  • “We instructed him on various occasions, and he has proven himself a fearless barrister.” (Solicitor)
  • “I would recommend Zubair to every law firm for immigration matters due to his services and expert advice.” (Solicitor)
  • “Thank you for the work done. The client was extremely happy with the unexpected positive outcome and we were impressed with the service provided, it was real value for the money.” (Family Solicitor)

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