Iqbal Mohammed
Call: 2007
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Iqbal is a specialist commercial barrister. He only undertakes commercial litigation, which includes real estate litigation and insolvency. He was nominated for Commercial Lawyer of the Year by the Society of Asian Lawyers in 2017. Such claims may involve over-lapping causes of action, such as negligence or restitution. His commercial practice includes:

Business & contractual disputes: Disputes involving the supply of commercial or business services; breach of contract claims; claims arising out of performance of contractors; share purchase disputes; claims under guarantees, indemnities or warranties; claims under the Sale of Goods Act 1979, Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982, Consumer Rights Act 2005 or Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977.

Iqbal advises internet-based traders on the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000.

Iqbal also advises on proceedings against companies registered in the EU (including the EEA). He is very familiar with the Brussels II Regulation ((EC) No 2201/2003), Lugano Convention and Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982.

Enforcement: Claims for possession of mortgaged or charged land, indemnity claims, enforcement through bailiffs, High Court Enforcement Officers, Attachment to Earnings, Charging Orders, Third Party Debt Orders; enforcement of judgments in the European Union.

Iqbal is familiar to the Circuit Judges (section 9 Judges) that deal with injunctions as well as the specialist District Judges, in Birmingham. Additionally, Iqbal acts in injunction applications nationwide.

He has considerable experience in the following kinds of injunctive relief applications:

Commercial injunctions: Injunctions restraining the use of trademarks or other intellectual property or data; resisting injunctions for breach of restrictive covenants in sale agreements or employment contracts; injunctions requiring access to or delivery up of machinery, vehicles or goods under hire purchase or lease agreements.

Iqbal acts for institutions, businesses and individuals. He regularly acts at very short notice on ex parte injunctions and short notice injunctions. He is known to be instructed after hours or on the weekend.

Freezing orders: Iqbal has advised on and obtained freezing orders on a national and worldwide basis. He can advise on evidence, legal procedure and draft the orders.

Costs: Any aspect of legal costs, including challenging costs orders, summary or detailed assessment or disputing solicitor’s fees.

  • Recent-Experience

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    • Examples of Iqbal's commercial work in 2017:

      • Advising on and drafting a claim exceeding £100,000 for unpaid invoices against a company in Switzerland, issued in the Commercial Court in London - Breach of contract/Foreign Company
      • Advising on an investment through a Share Purchase Agreement, involving £500,000 which was misused by the company invested in - Breach of Contract/Misrepresentation/Rescission
      • Acting in a claim where a bank is refused to credit payments towards a mortgage due to Money Laundering Regulations - Mortgages/Financial Regulation
      • Drafting letters of reply for a former director being pursued by his former company for breach of restrictive covenants after he set up a rival business
      • Acting in a 4 day trial where the client challenged a transfer of her property to her daughter on the grounds of undue influence and non est factum - Undue Influence
      • Advising and representing a large media company involved in a dispute with an agent over mis-reported sales of £255,000 and unpaid invoices of £220,000 - Fraud/Breach of Contract/Agency
      • Acting in claim involving a mortgage where the wife had not genuinely consented to the legal charge (Etridge type claim) and the bank sought to enforce a debt exceeding £260,000 - Mortgages/Undue Influence
      • Defending a complex £130,000 claim arising out of a commercial mortgage with a Cypriot bank, which collapsed and whose debts were purchased by another company which sought to enforce the mortgages - Financial Regulation/Breach of Contract/Enforcement
      • Acting for a numerous property developers who were sued for defective building work - Misrepresentation/Breach of Contract
      • Advising on a claim involving the purchase of industrial vehicles which were defective - Sale of Goods/Breach of Contract
      • Obtained a freezing order against a person holding himself out to be an accountant who wrongly retained £30,000 from a client and disappeared; froze 7 of his English bank accounts and forcing him to repay the money

  • Specialist-Areas

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  • Qualifications-and-Appointments

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      • Law LLB (Hons), University of Warwick
      • Bar Vocational Course, BPP Law School

  • Professional-Associations

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      • Commercial Bar Association (ComBar)
      • Midlands Chancery and Commercial Bar Association (MCCBA)
      • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb)