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- LL.B (Hons) – University of the West of England
- Bar Vocational Course – University of the West of England
An established criminal practitioner with substantial experience in criminal defence and prosecution work. Nadeem is recognised for his robust advocacy and is often briefed in cases involving challenging & complex issues. He is particularly commended for his client-handling skills and has a reputation for being approachable and efficient.
His skills as an advocate are complemented with a profound understanding of complex legislation and he is known for his ability to make persuasive jury speeches.
Over the last few years Nadeem has significantly developed a successful Privy Council practice. He has also established a strong practice in Mauritius dealing with complex cases.
Nadeem has a significant criminal practice dealing with serious sexual offences including rape involving adults and children, attempt murder, offences of serious violence including robbery and blackmail, drugs offences & conspiracies, high value fraud and other dishonesty-based offences.
Nadeem also has relevant experience dealing with offences such as death by careless and dangerous driving.
He has a particular interest and expertise in representing young and vulnerable defendants.
Nadeem is also able to accept instructions in commercial and civil litigation matters
Nadeem is also able to accept instructions in shipping cases.
Notable cases include:
- Fast Shipping Limited – v – Evergreen Marine (Singapore) Ltd
Nadeem has experience dealing with Arbitration Tribunals and undertakes such work. Due to his experience, he was appointed as an Arbitrator at an Associate Level (ACIArb) in March 2018 and is able to accept instructions to sit on Arbitration Panels.
Nadeem has experience in both the First-tier and Upper Tribunal and offers advice and representation in both asylum and entry clearance matters. He has a fastidious approach to cases and utilises his extensive knowledge of the law and procedures.
His fluency in French and Creole, as well as his command of Hindi and Urdu have proved to be an invaluable asset in dealing with clients who do not speak English as a first language.
The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council [JCPC]
Since 2011, Nadeem has accepted instructions for a variety of cases in all areas of Law seeking leave to argue in the JCPC, and representation at the appeal hearing.
Notable cases include:
- Siddick Islam – v – The State of Mauritius, Case No: JCPC 2009/0082, July 2013. Legal precedent whereby the Privy Council agreed they had power to re-open their own previous decisions. The JCPC then went on to use this power twice in the same case.
- Liyyakat Polin – v – The State of Mauritius, Case No: JCPC 2013-0037. A very important case in relation to the time spent on remand pending a trial and/or sentence in Mauritius. It successfully concluded with the defendant released from prison in September 2015 as an alternative to a hearing via Prerogative of Mercy provisions.
Nadeem was called to the Mauritius Bar in 2004 and since 2015 has decided to accept instructions is serious & complex cases from Mauritius.
Notable cases include:
- The Police v Ramprakash Maunthrooa (& Mohummud Chady), Intermediate Court of Mauritius, Cause No: 243/13 – Ongoing since 2015
- The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple
- Chartered Institute of Arbitrators [CIArb London]
- Criminal Bar Association
- The Western Circuit
- Public Access Bar Association
- The Bar Council in Mauritius
Nadeem has a passion for computers and I.T, cinema, fine dining, travelling and DIY. Spending time with this two children and outdoor pursuits are also a big part of family activities.
- R v Luqman Aslam  (Attempt Section 18), successful appeal sentence to the Court of Appeal
- R v M.K  (Historic sexual offences including rapes) – successful defence of this defendant charged with 26 counts of sexual offences including underage rape, securing a full acquittal by a jury
- R v Marius Racas  (Attempt Murder – Defence), The Mirror Newspaper, 1st November 2014
- R v Morrissey  EWCA Crim 1518 (Defence), appeal on the scope of Jury’s ability to conduct investigation into evidential issues
- R v Andrew Parton , (Gloucester Citizen & Others), prosecution of a defendant who had sexually attacked a number of women and caught by DNA 21 years after these offences were committed
- R v Mark Radway , BBC News, prosecution of a lieutenant colonel who secretly filmed children as young as five in swimming pools, and at supermarkets
- R v Lincoln Clark (Court of Appeal) , pape of a 3-year-old girl by her father, (Defence)
- R v Edward Mayes , Attorney-General’s Ref (No. 35 of 2010)  EWCA Crim 25559, eight counts of sexual activity with a person with a mental disability impeding choice
- R v Russell Mayne , numerous counts of rape of the defendant’s step-daughter (under 13) over a significant period of time
- R v Nathan Stocker , sexual activity with a child, child abduction and digital rapes
- R v Alexander Hobbs , Bristol Evening Post, 8 December 2007, high value credit card fraud committed over a long period of time (Prosecution)
- R v Matthew Sheppard  EWCA Crim 796, legality of alternative offences on an indictment under Section 40 Criminal Justice Act 1988 and section 6(3A) Criminal Law Act 1967 (Defence)
- Re R , The Times, 4th of February 2006, prosecution of a teenager who burned down her parents’ home over a domestic dispute causing £90,000 worth of damage, and a serious danger to other neighbours
- R v Frederick Harding , The Daily Telegraph Wednesday 4th May 2005, prosecution of a teacher for a serious assault of his student in the classroom
- R (Vehicle & Operator Services Agency) v Henderson  EWHC 3118 (Admin), successfully defending a strict liability offence through to the Court of Appeal on a legal issue in relation to section 40A of the Road Traffic Act 1988