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Mr. Mohammed Latif is a Self-Employed Barrister and is affiliated with Baileys Solicitors as a consultant barrister since April 2014, having undertaken his Bar Vocational Studies at Lincoln’s Inn and he was called to the Bar in July 1985. Mohammed Latif is one of the leading and nationally recognised barristers in the profession. He has been instructed on all nature of cases both in England and Wales but also internationally in Yemen, Cyprus, Guernsey, Mauritius, Dubai and Pakistan.
Areas of Practice
Private Client Criminal Defence, Criminal Defence & Serious Crimes, Road Traffic & Driving Offences,
Confiscation, Restraint & Cash Forfeiture, Advocacy & Appeals & Miscarriages of Justice, Trading Standards breaches, Regulatory Proceedings.
Family Law, Immigration, Employment Law, Personal Injuries, Civil Proceedings, Landlord and Tenant Debt Recovery and Civil Actions against the Police.
In a career spanning over 30 years, he has specialised in criminal law although over the last 12 years he has broadened his areas of work to include family, immigration, employment, personal injuries and civil disputes.
His experience has covered the whole criminal law spectrum from serious organised crime (including major “super grass” trials), gangland murders, including multiple killings, honour killings and deaths as a result of the influence of “black magic”, and baby battering cases involving complex medical and pathological evidence and international drug conspiracies, through to fraud and “white collar crime” including multimillion pound Carousel frauds, long-firm frauds, VAT and Tax frauds, mortgage and benefit frauds), money laundering, election frauds, corruption and malfeasance in public office and all types of serious sexual offences Has appeared in a number of terrorist and control order cases. He has been involved in cases of alleged terrorist activities abroad by UK citizens from the Birmingham and London areas. As well as representing a Mauritian national in Mauritius charged with political murders in the run up to national elections. In short, he has defended in cases involving “every known offence apart from treason”.
He has extensive experience in dealing with POCA, confiscation, restraint and cash forfeiture proceedings. He has appeared in a number of important cases concerning the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002 and has wide-ranging experience of all relevant principles and developments in the law, having been instructed in the High Court to set aside freezing orders relating to family assets worth in excess of £15m held both in the UK and the Channel Islands, where the Applicants were based in Cyprus, as well as seeking to set aside agreed confiscation orders.
In the regulatory field, he has been instructed to defend in Health and Safety offences. He has defended in cases brought by Trading Standards Authorities, the General Medical Council (GMC), the General Dental Council (GDS) the HCPC, the General Pharmaceutical Council (GPHC), Panel hearings the Architects Registration Board (ARB), and the SRA.
In addition to his criminal practice, he also has defended in cases involving professional disciplinary proceedings and has undertaken inquests on behalf of clients for deaths in prison and police custody. He also regularly deals with Parole board hearings, taxi licence appeals and panel disciplinary hearings.
He is recognised as an authority on criminal litigation and has appeared on national and local media arising from his involvement in many high-profile cases. He has not only a national practice but has been called upon to work internationally by clients in Yemen, Mauritius, Cyprus, Ibiza, Dubai and Pakistan.
He has acted for a number of professional people including solicitors, barristers, dentists, doctors, teachers, accountants, as well as leading sportsmen (including world boxing champions), and high profile actors.
He has an exceptional ability to think on his feet and critically analyse the case, and his sharp mind and with is what sets him apart from the crowd.
Mohammed has a very sound understanding of the Asian, Arab and African cultural and religious beliefs - he is fluent in the following languages: Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi (various dialects including Mirpuri and Punjabi).
Re R: Advised and represented the family of the deceased at the inquest into death in prison.
Re R.T: Advised and represented the family of the deceased at the inquest into death of a young woman whilst working in Ibiza -helping the family to gather evidence from Ibiza that deceased was not suicide but that this was a case of unlawful killing- whilst the Spanish and UK police were determined to close the case on the basis of suicide.
Re R.S: Representing the family in the death of a woman on the road whilst fire officers were on their way to an emergency.
Re: MT Advised a former world boxing champion about his refusal for entry into the uk and helped prepare his renewed application.
Z.A (Court of Appeal decision relating to child abduction- national search for a baby kidnapped and later abandoned on new year’s day in a phone box- whether it was appropriate to deal with contempt of court proceedings before the criminal proceedings).
Re:F.N (Intervener proceedings in the High Court alleging male rape/ sexual abuse where children of the family were showing homosexual tendencies and the parents were opposed to this and were forcing the children to be heterosexual – there were significant issues of a religious and cultural nature).
Re: Ar.A (Forced marriage order and whether a person with low intellect was capable of undergoing a marriage).