Qadeer Mirza

Call: 2009

Practice areas

Education

  • Bar Aptitude Test (BPP Law School)
  • Professional Skills Course (BPP Law School)
  • Legal Practice Course (College of Law, Guildford)
  • LLB (Hons) (University of East London)

Background

Qadeer has previously practised as a solicitor at a traditional high street firm.

Crime

Qadeer successfully completed pupillage at 10KBW and was subsequently offered tenancy. His practice involves criminal defence and prosecution.

Qadeer has a confident, warm and personable manner that has been of assistance in dealing with vulnerable witnesses and defendants, including youths and those with mental health and learning difficulties. He is acutely aware of how criminal cases are prepared by his professional clients and the Crown Prosecution Service and utilises this knowledge to the benefit of those who instruct him.

Qadeer has experience in most areas of crime and receives defence and prosecution instructions for cases in the magistrates’ courts and the Crown Court. He has been instructed in aspects of general crime, including assault, robbery, possession of false identity documents, affray, public order offences, sexual assault, offensive weapons, handling stolen goods, theft and drugs offences. He has been involved in cases attracting local press coverage, involving offences relating to public order and domestic violence.

Qadeer also receives defence and prosecution instructions for cases involving road traffic matters.

Memberships

  • Middle Temple

Languages

  • Urdu
  • Punjabi

Interests

Qadeer’s interests outside of the legal profession include spending quality time with family and friends. He enjoys reading books, fitness training and plays tennis. He now watches the more taxing of sports like cricket and football. He is an avid West Ham supporter.

Related cases

  • R v Bojang: Fraud case at Luton Crown Court. Successfully persuaded the Crown not to proceed with this count. The Crown offered no evidence.
  • R v O’Connor: Sexual offences case at Isleworth Crown Court. Defended a man charged with sexually assaulting four women. Judge was persuaded to pass a significantly reduced sentence of 4½ years’ custody.
  • R v A: Represented a client accused of possessing a false travel document at Woolwich Crown Court. Judge was persuaded to impose a significantly reduced sentence of 4 months’ custody.
Number 10 door sign

Qadeer Mirza
10 King's Bench Walk
Temple
London EC4Y 7EB
(t) +44 (0)20 7353 7742
(f) +44 (0)20 7583 0579
(DX) 24 LDE

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