Mr Maqsood practises in the following areas of law:

IMMIGRATION

Experienced in representing both the Appellants and the Home Office;

Nationality, Entry Clearance, Leave to Remain, Indefinite Leave to Remain and EEA Applications;

Asylum, Statelessness and Human Rights Claims;

Administrative Reviews, Nationality Reconsideration and Fresh Claims;

Appeals to the Immigration Tribunals, Judicial Review and Appeals to the Highers Courts; and

Deportation, Revocation of status and Deprivation of Citizenship Appeals.

 

FAMILY

Family Court Representation;

Divorce proceedings;

Private Children Proceedings;

Public Children Proceedings;

Child Arrangements Orders;

Care and Adoption;

Special Guardianship;

Applications for assessment within children proceedings;

Child abduction;

Emergency remedies for domestic violence including non-molestation and occupation orders;

Emergency remedies in children cases, including injunctions and proceedings for location/return of children in this jurisdiction and abroad.

 

REGULATORY PROCEEDINGS

Representation in Proceedings relating to:

The General Medical Council;

The General Dental Council;

The Nursing and Midwifery Council;

Health & Care Professions Council;

The General Osteopathic Council;

The General Optical Council;

The General Chiropractic Council;

The General Pharmaceutical Council;

Solicitors’ Regulatory Authority (SRA);

Bar Standards Board (BSB); and

Financial Conduct Authority (FCA);

Disciplinary Hearings, e.g. relating to accountants, solicitors, and police officers;

Licensing Applications, in relation to firearms and taxis

 

INQUESTS

Representation before Coroner’s Court

 

PUBLIC LAW

Housing,

Human Rights,

Education,

Social Welfare

Environment

Judicial Review

Community Care

 

PLANNING

Planning Appeals;

Judicial Reviews; and

Planning Prosecutions

 

CIVIL

Debt;

The repossession of property;

Civil penalty;

Personal injury; and

The return of goods and insolvency claims

 

MENTAL HEALTH &MENTAL INCAPACITY

Representation Before Mental Health Tribunal;

Court of Protection representation;

Section 21A applications under the Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards;

Issues relating to the appointment of deputies;

Personal welfare applications;

Decisions on complex/interventionist care packages involving deprivation or restriction of liberty;

Serious medical treatment applications; and

Emergency applications.

 

CRIME

Representation in:

Magistrates Court;

Crown Court; and

Higher Courts’ Appeals

 

EMPLOYMENT

Representation before employment tribunals and courts in all employment law related matters including discrimination claims.

 

Mr Maqsood is experienced in representing clients before:

First-tier Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber);

First-tier Tribunal (Health, Education and Social Care Chamber);

First-tier Tribunal (General Regulatory Chamber);

Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Committees

Medical Practitioners Tribunal;

Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber);

Upper Tribunal (Administrative Appeals Chamber);

Family Court;

County Court;

Magistrates’ Court;

High Court; and

Court of Appeal

Direct Access

Mr Maqsood is authorised to undertake direct access work. Click here to find out more about direct access work.

Immigration Appeals – Direct Access

We do not offer legal aid as barristers are not allowed to do so on Direct Access basis. Fees are always charged on fixed fee basis and agreed in advance for the defined work which is agreed before taking instructions. The relevant direct access work is only undertaken in relation to immigration appeals. The responsibility of filing and serving papers and receiving papers remains with the clients where they instruct the Barrister on direct access basis. As you must appeal a decision within 14 days (from within the UK) or 28 days (from outside the UK), please contact us as soon as possible. In Immigration appeals mainly two services are offered: 1) grounds and appeal form preparation with advice; and 2) bundle preparation and attendance on hearing. The indicative fee charged for preparing appeal form and grounds with advice is £500 and for bundle preparation and attendance on tribunal hearing is between £600 – £800. If you only require advice in one appointment the indicative fee payable is £250. The fee can vary depending on where the case is listed and if the matter is complex. The work is agreed in two stages and the fee is charged in two stages so that stage two is only agreed once it becomes clear that the Barrister is available on the hearing date which the tribunal issues some weeks after the appeal is lodged. Once instructions are received for preparing appeal grounds and form, it is normally agreed to prepare the form and grounds and send the same to the client within three days of receiving instructions and in any event at least a day before the deadline for lodging where the client gives instructions late. Once the tribunal issues a hearing date some weeks after the appeal is lodged, it is at that stage the instructions for bundle preparation and attendance on hearing are taken subject to availability. Normally it is agreed to prepare the bundle a week before the deadline for file and service so that there is sufficient time for client to file and serve. Immigration appeals can take 2-8 months to conclude depending on when the hearing date is received, and this does not include further appealing time. If the hearing is adjourned for whatever reason a fee of £400–£600 is payable for each further hearing. These figures are estimate and you should contact us for the figure relevant in your case as per your circumstances. This fee does not include VAT and does not include tribunal fees. You can find more about tribunal fees here . No additional costs are charged and the figures above are inclusive of all costs.

Timescales

We aim to set and adhere to agreed deadlines. However at times there may be issues such as changes to court listing, changes to instructions or such other unexpected events which may impact on agreed delivery deadlines. Should there be such a change we will seek to immediately update clients and agree alternative arrangements. Factors which might influence the timescales of a case include: court waiting times; the availability of the barrister, client or relevant third parties; complexity of the case; amount of papers to review; the need for additional information/documents; third party intervention in case; and opposing party’s approach.

Fees

Mr Maqsood works on fixed fee basis and the exact fixed fee will be agreed before undertaking the work and the client would know exactly how much to pay before instructing. The clients will be informed of the exact fixed fee figure at the outset. 

 

Complaints Handling

  1. We aim to give all lay and professional clients a good service at all times. However, in the event that you are dissatisfied with the services you have received from a barrister or a member of our staff, we wish to provide a remedy.

When to complain?

  1. Very often, potential complaints can be resolved by raising the matter informally, because they may have arisen through a misunderstanding or can be remedied without resort to the full complaints procedure herein.
  2. We therefore encourage you to take up a complaint with the responsible person in the first instance, if possible by email, or by personally meeting the responsible person where offered to do so. If the matter cannot be resolved to your satisfaction in this way, it is open to you to make a formal complaint. We recognise, of course, that there may be grievances which are incapable, in your view, of being resolved in this informal way. If that is the case, we expect you to inform the responsible person of the same at the informal stage.
  3. A formal complaint will be entertained if it is made within 6 months of the date of the cause of the complaint or when informal resolution has failed, whichever is the later.

What is a complaint?

  1. Under this procedure a complaint is one made in writing, including by email to email@barrister.city, which is addressed to the Principal. You should supply your name and address, identify which member(s) of Chambers you are complaining about, provide the detail of the complaint and indicate what you would like done about it.
  2. If you consider yourself to have a disability which affects your ability to formulate or pursue a complaint, please tell us and we will discuss appropriate and reasonable adjustments with you.
  3. Your correspondence will be acknowledged in writing by the Principal within three working days of receipt.
  4. It is the job of the Principal to determine what has gone wrong. You should receive a full written response within 14 days informing you whether your complaint is upheld or rejected, and setting out the reasons why. When a complaint is upheld the letter will set out or include a proposal for resolving the complaint.

Confidentiality

  1. All conversations, records and documents relating to the complaint will be treated confidentially and retained for 6 years. They will only be disclosed as necessary: normally only to the person complained about, the internal complaint handler and (in response to a specific request) the Bar Standards Board or Legal Ombudsman.

Supervision of complaints procedure

  1. As part of our commitment to client care, we keep a record of all complaints made and the outcomes for inspection. Additionally, the record of complaints is available to the Bar Standards Board in the exercise of its monitoring or auditing functions.

Complaints after the internal process

  1. If it has not been possible to settle your complaint using our internal complaints process, alternative complaints bodies exist which are competent to deal with complaints about legal services should both you and the Principal wish to use such a scheme.
  2. You also have a right to complain to the Legal Ombudsman, an independent complaints body, established under the Legal Services Act 2007, which deals with legal services complaints.
  3. You have six months from the date of our final letter in which to complain to the Legal Ombudsman.

Legal Ombudsman

PO Box 6806

Wolverhampton

WV1 9WJ

Telephone: 0300 555 0333

Email:enquiries@legalombudsman.org.uk

Website:www.legalombudsman.org.uk

14. A link to the decision data on the Legal Ombudsman’s website is here.