Al specialises in human rights and judicial review, professional conduct and regulatory law, employment, commercial and company law. He also has a diverse practice in general common law.
Al has successfully argued cases in the Supreme Court and the European Court of Human Rights and across the full range of UK courts and tribunals.
EXPERIENCE AND NOTABLE CASES
Broughal v Walsh Brothers Builders Ltd and another  EWCA Civ 1610 A landmark case assessing judicial bias in light of Article 6.
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.
Mosekari v The London Borough of Lewisham  EWHC 3617 Concerning the requirement to undertake statutory induction by teachers.
Hanth Phuong v Glendwr University  EWHC 908 The requirement for a university to act fairly and to hear representation.
Syed and Ahmed v Secretary of State for Home Department  EWCA Civ. 196 Whether the ACCA qualification is a recognised “degree”.
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.
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.
General Medical Council v Ijaz Hayat  EWCA Civ 2796 Assessing the standards required for adjournment on ill-health grounds. In particular, whether a sick note would be sufficient to justify an adjournment in light of Article 6.
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.
Gosalakkal v General Medical Council  EWHC 2445 Concerning conduct committed by a doctor outside the course of professional practice.
Flynn v Warrior Square Ltd  EWCA Civ. 68 Regarding the time limit for making a claim in relation to public interest disclosure.
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.
Apollo Engineering Limited v United Kingdom Application no: 22061/15 Whether the refusal to allow a company director to represent his company (in liquidation) breached Article 6.
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.
Thames Chambers Solicitors v Miah  EWHC 1245 (QB) Solicitor’s liability for wasted costs in bankruptcy proceedings.