Mohammed Bashir

  • Year of Call 2002

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Introduction

Introduction

Mohammed has mixed criminal and personal injury practice. He regularly appears as a specialist defence advocate in the Crown Court and Magistrates' Court, and on personal injury matters in the County Court and High Court.

Mohammed is hard-working, analytical, thorough and fearless in court. On a practical level, Mohammed has an approach which is empathetic to the clients' needs, and he is conscious that often it is the defendant's family who suffer along with the defendant. Mohammed prepares thoroughly for cases, whether they are Magistrates trials or lengthy Crown Court trials. 

Mohammed understands that defendants' needs can be wider than just representation in court whilst trials are in progress; he is able to give advice relevant to these issues.

Outside of court, clients may find Mohammed relaxed and approachable, willing to travel to conferences across the country. He is good-humoured and patient when dealing with clients, both professional and lay outside of court. 

In the BBC documentary 'Hell in a Bottle', Mohammed provided some insight as to the rise, cause and judicial approach to acid attacks across the United Kingdom.

Crime

Crime

Mohammed has a broad defence practice, encompassing the breadth of criminal and regulatory offences. He is known for his representation of clients organised accused of  crimes involving drugs and organised crime networks facilitating the importation and onward distribution of drugs and firearms.

Mohammed also specialises in representing defendants involved in satellite crimes associated with drug supply, such as burglary, thefts, credit card fraud and money laundering.

Personal Injury

Personal Injury

Mohammed has a strong personal injury practice, including road traffic accident, tripping and slipping and other such claims.

Other personal injury cases of note have including valuding a race horse injured in a RTA, a claim by a young motorcycle champion. 

Notable Cases

Notable Cases

Criminal Cases:

R v I and Otrs, 2017 Southwark Crown Court

Leading Andrew Kerr in a lengthy multi-handed trial involved in the organised theft of vehicles valued in the region of £1.2 million. Defendants used cloned car keys, false number plates, forged vehicle documentation, surveillance of targets and hi-tech computer technology to steal luxury vehicles. The case was reported in the Daily Mail.

R v A A and Otrs, 2017, Reading Crown Court

Multi-handed violent fight between gangs of boys resulting in a stabbing. Client was acquitted after a successful submission of no case to answer surrounding issues of identification and participation.

R v F April 2016

Successful reduction in sentence involving submissions on the correct approach to written bases of pleas, offender mitigation and credit by crown court judges.

R v P April 2016

Successful appeal against the sentence of Truro Crown Court's incorrect imposition of an indeterminate life sentence when the correct sentence should have been a determinate sentence. As reported on ITV.

DWP v A D

Selling of fake Viagra and associated confiscation proceedings, reported in The Sun.

R v D T and Otrs

Murder of Olu Olagbaju in Shadans nightclub December 2006, reported in the Evening Standard.


RCPO v L M

Prosecuted Importation of Class A drugs in luggage.

R v A & A

Student loan fraud valued at £175,000 and ongoing confiscation proceedings;.

R v S

Dealing of drugs to undercover officers and test purchase officers in Lewes over a two-year period.

DWP v L

Benefit fraud by a young mother over a two-year period totalling £3,000
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DWP v B L

Council tax and housing benefit fraud by an elderly lady over a 20-year period.

R v D and Otrs  2012 (Junior Counsel)

Largest ever conspiracy to produce cannabis.

R v M 17th May 2013 - Luton Crown Court

High-profile acquittal in a wilful neglect case involving an Alzheimer’s patient left overnight in a Council bus, reported in The Mirror.

R v S A 2013 - Teeside Crown Court

£1 million mortgage fraud.

R v P 2014 - Harrow Crown Court

Acquittal of delivery driver allegedly involved in the importation of heroin in rice sacks from India.

R v A 2014 – Bristol Crown Court

Acquittal after a seven-week trial of a clearing agent alleged to have been the central figure in a network of importations of drugs into the West and South East of England.

Personal Injury Cases:

Akhtar v Linford Christie 2014

Personal injury claim arising out a road traffic accident valued at £1 million approx, as reported in The Guardian

Homes for Haringey v Barbara and Piper Fari [2013] EWHC 3477 (QB) and [2013] EWHC 3623 (QB) in the High Court (QBD)

Contempt of court case, where the court imposed a custodial sentence on both a wife and husband for outrageously exaggerating the wife's personal injury claims. The case attracted wide media attention, including in the Evening Standard, and it remains one of the few cases of its kind.

Civil Cases:

Gloria Speck v Selwyn Bowen

Involving a road traffic accident and the value of a race horse estimated at £35,000.

Phillips v Rhondda Cynon Taff

Involving a young motorcycle champion in Wales and a tripping claim.

Barrie Morris v Bridgend Council

Issue of whether a roadway should be given the same inspection criteria as a footpath when claimants did not cross at designated areas.

Qualifications

Qualifications

LLB Law

BVC Inns of Court School of Law

Languages

Languages

Fluent Punjabi and Urdu

Memberships

Memberships

Inner Temple

Criminal Law Association

Appointments

Appointments

Mohammed lectures at the University of Westminster. 

Testimonials

Testimonials

Simply the best; a barrister with depth of knowledge, sharp intellect, and able to think outside the box. Fearless and presents every argument with confidence, reassuring, and clients could not ask for more.”  

- Cosmas Dikeocha, Solicitor

Direct Access

Direct Access

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