John Asaad

  • Year of Call 2017

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Introduction

Introduction

John has developed a busy multidisciplinary practice and accepts instructions in chambers’ main practice areas. 

Civil Law

John represents individuals and organisations in general civil and personal injury claims. John is regularly instructed on behalf of businesses in contractual disputes. He also receives frequent instructions from the Government Legal Department in high-profile and high-value civil disputes and inquests. Additionally, John is a qualified civil/commercial mediator with ADR-ODR International. 

Currently, John is being led in a significant High Court case, acting on behalf of a fashion industry leader in a claim worth in excess of £150 million. John is also instructed in two judicial reviews of decisions made in the context of private criminal prosecutions.

Family Law

John represents clients in a wide range of private and public family and children proceedings, and financial remedies proceedings. His clients appreciate his empathetic approach, assisting them through what is inevitably a very difficult process. 

Notably, John was instructed to represent the wife of a recently bankrupt international oil tycoon in financial remedies proceedings involving £100 million in assets.

Criminal Law

John appears in the Crown Court, magistrates' courts and youth courts. He is particularly apt to deal with young and vulnerable clients, having successfully completed the Vulnerable Witness Training course and the Youth Justice Advocacy course. John is a Grade 1 Prosecutor and has experience in a number of private prosecutions.

Moreover, John has experience of health and safety prosecutions, and he regulatory acts as a “case presenter” on behalf of the Nursing and Midwifery Council. 

John is currently seconded to a leading city law firm, working on the Grenfell Inquiry on behalf of a Core Participant. 

Qualifications

Qualifications

BPTC (BPP)

LLB (LSE)

Awards & Prizes

Awards & Prizes

Blackstone Scholar (Middle Temple)

Blackstone Entrance Exhibition (Middle Temple)

Advocacy Scholar (BPP)

Aspire Award (Linklaters)

Memberships

Memberships

Criminal Bar Association

Personal Injuries Bar Association

Association of Disciplinary and Regulatory Lawyers

ADR-ODR International Mediation Panel

The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

Middle Temple Young Barristers Association

Languages

Languages

Arabic

Direct Access

Direct Access

John is accredited to accept work under direct access, also known as public access, in suitable cases. In order to instruct John on a direct access basis, contact the clerks on +44 (0) 20 7242 6476 or at clerks@33bedfordrow.co.uk.