ProfileAn 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 is complemented with a profound understanding of complex legislation, and is known for his ability to make persuasive jury speeches.
Over the last five years Nadeem has also significantly developed a successful Privy Council practice predominantly for cases from Mauritius.
Nadeem has comprehensively developed his 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.
Arbitration -United Kingdom
Arbitration is often used for the resolution of commercial disputes, particularly in the context of international commercial transactions.
Arbitration is a proceeding in which a dispute is resolved by an impartial adjudicator whose decision the parties to the dispute have agreed, or legislation has decreed, will be final and binding. There are limited rights of review and appeal of arbitration awards.
Notable cases include:
• Fast Shipping Limited - v – Evergreen Marine (Singapore) Ltd – Currently ongoing
The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
The Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC) is the court of final appeal for the UK overseas territories and Crown dependencies, and for those Commonwealth countries that have retained the appeal to Her Majesty in Council or, in the case of Republics, to the Judicial Committee.
Since about 2011, Nadeem has been accepting instructions from Mauritius for a variety of cases in all areas of Law seeking leave to argue these in the JCPC, and thereafter dealing with
the case till its conclusion
The Intermediate Court of Mauritius
The Judiciary of Mauritius is responsible for the administration of justice in Mauritius. The Constitution provides for the institution of an independent judiciary which is based on the concept of separation of powers. Mauritius has a single-structured judicial system consisting of two parts, the Supreme Court and the Subordinate Courts. The Subordinate Courts consist of the Court of Rodrigues, the Intermediate Court, the Industrial Court, the District Courts, the Bail and Remand Court, the Criminal and Mediation Court and the Commercial Court.
The Constitution of Mauritius is the supreme legal document of the country. The final appeal from decisions of the Court of Appeal of Mauritius to the Judicial Committee of the Privy council in London as provided for under the Constitution of Mauritius.
Immigration & Asylum
Nadeem regularly appears 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.
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