Respected, experienced and creative – Al has a proven track record for fearlessly fighting cases that have impacted genuine social change, and raised points of law that effected public opinion. Al specialises in the areas of judicial review, professional discipline and regulatory law, employment, commercial and company law.
He was widely acclaimed for his successful landmark Supreme Court challenge to the Government’s policy against under 21 marriages, which lead to the Supreme Court holding that the policy was contrary to a couple’s right to respect for family life under the European Convention on Human Rights.
In his unnerving pursuit to prevent the Government’s attempt to dilute the protection stemming from the 1951 Refugee Convention, Al successfully challenged the Government’s failure to recognise the human rights abuses in Bangladesh and their unlawful designation of the country as a “safe” country.
Al has also successfully argued cases ranging from the Court of Appeal, Supreme Court to the European Court of Human Rights.
In the area of professional conduct, Al provides representation to a wide range of professionals, including doctors, nurses, dentists and accountants at all levels of proceedings. Al has taken part in various reported cases in the field of regulatory law before the High Court and Court of Appeal. He currently has a specialist and busy practice representing Doctors facing allegations before the GMC at the Medical Practitioner’s Tribunal Service (MPTS) and High Court appeals against MPTS decisions. He is happy to take further instructions in this area.
Al also has a diverse practise spanning the legal spectrum and is happy to receive instructions in general common law. Al’s resume speaks volumes regarding his continued technical excellence, commitment and enthusiasm.
Public Law, Judicial Review, Human Rights, Professional Discipline and Regulatory, Employment, Commercial, Company, General Common Law.
Al is a graduate of Jesus College, Oxford University.
- Hayat v GMC  EWHC 1899 (Admin)
Concerning whether the Tribunal was entitled to proceed in the Doctor’s absence in light of his right to a fair hearing under Article 6 of the ECHR.
- Apex Global Management Ltd v Global Torch Ltd  EWCA Civ. 315
When is it appropriate to raise the issue of a jurisdiction clause? This long-running, widely followed case involved two Saudi princes and a Jordanian businessman in a $6.3 million dispute concerning allegations of funding terrorism overseas.
- Krol v Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis  EWCA Civ. 321
Whether the retention and disclosure of criminal records is contrary to the right to private life. This case is currently awaiting Supreme Court permission.
- Gosalakkal v General Medical Council  EWHC 2445
Concerning conduct committed by a doctor outside the course of professional practice.
- Fordson Ltd v Essex County Council  EWCA Civ. 1259
Challenge to the Council’s decision to build a waste station within a residential area. The case is pending in the European Court of Human Rights.
- Mosekari v The London Borough of Lewisham  EWHC 3617
Concerning the requirement to undertake statutory induction by teachers.
- Flynn v Warrior Square Ltd  EWCA Civ. 68
Regarding the time limit for making a claim in relation to public interest disclosure.
- Hanth Phuong v Glendwr University  EWHC 908
The requirement for a university to act fairly and to hear representation.
- Solaja v Secretary of State for Home Department  EWHC 3431
A challenge to the Secretary of State’s refusal to consider the exercise of discretion.
- Syed and Ahmed v Secretary of State for Home Department  EWCA Civ. 196
Whether the ACCA qualification is a recognised “degree”.
- Thames Chambers Solicitors v Miah  EWHC 1245 (QB)
Solicitor’s liability for wasted costs in bankruptcy proceedings.
- Quila and Bibi v Secretary of State for Home Department  UKSC 45
Challenge to the government’s policy against under 21 marriages and whether it was contrary to the right to family life.
- Darboe v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ. 121
Judicial review challenge to the government’s policy to designate the State of Gambia as a “safe” country.
- RS v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ. 114
The right to an oral review under Civil Procedure Rule 52.16(6))
- Azazur Rahman v ECO  EWHC 1755
Judicial review challenging the power to re-refuse entry clearance following a successful appeal.
- Zakir Husain v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWHC 189
A challenge to the lawfulness of the Government’s designation of the State of Bangladesh
- Diaby v Secretary of State for the Home Department  EWCA Civ. 651
Regarding the relevance of medical and psychiatric evidence in assessing credibility.
- Al is a member of Lincoln’s Inn.
- ‘I am pleased to inform you that the letter you sent to my ex business partner had a magic effect.’ A business client.
- ‘I cannot describe my debt towards you for guiding me through this troubled time.’ A Doctor.