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Abid Mahmood - Court of Protection


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Recorder of the Crown Court
Recorder of the Civil Court and Family Court
Deputy Upper Tribunal Judge (Immigration and Asylum Chamber)
First Tier Tribunal Judge (Immigration and Asylum Chamber)
Panel barrister Attorney General's Panel of Special Advocates

Abid Mahmood has been referred within the leading independent directories for both London and the regions as being a recognised leader in his fields of practice. 

In the Legal 500 directory, he is referred to within the Public/Administrative, Planning Law and Regulatory Law Section as

 “An Exceptional Advocate”.

The directories have also referred to him as

“A persuasive advocate whose paperwork is immaculate”

The Chambers UK Directory also refers to his extensive experience in human rights law and connected foreign element issues and that

He picks up principles and develops them well”

Abid Mahmood has appeared for local authorities, the Office of the Public Guardian, solicitors, deputies and individuals. He is particularly aware of cross border issues; EU law matters and information rights/data protection. Examples of cases include:

JS v Office of the Public Guardian, CH and others v Birmingham East and North PCT (1023719). A lengthy contested case ultimately heard over several days. Acted for a sibling that succeeded in removing the deputy for financial affairs after a multimillion pound personal injury settlement for the P.

He has appeared in numerous financial and welfare Court of Protection cases across the country, including for the Office of the Public Guardian. Many of the cases he is instructed on have involved complex trust structures, businesses and estates. He is frequently instructed on cases following personal injury settlements after brain damage accidents with funds held by deputies and LPA’s in the multi millions of pounds.

He is also frequently instructed on professional negligence and related issues in respect of the work of deputies, attorneys and solicitors.

Other cases in respect of Court of Protection matters include the following:

Office of the Public Guardian v XY (2016) (Newcastle County Court). Issues in respect of a care home. Finance and Property issues.

Office of the Public Guardian v G (2016 and 2017) (Norwich) Acted for the Public Guardian in respect of financial and deputy issues arising out of tax and trusts structure

GLW v G, CP and others 114296951(2016) Complex statutory will issues arising out of a multimillion pound settlement to P. International issues with United States of America and attorney there. 

A Welsh Council v Various (2016) (A Court in Wales) Acted for the local authority in respect of health and welfare issues.

A local authority v A (2016) (A Court in the Midlands) Acted for siblings in respect of health and welfare and DOLS issues.

X v Ministry of Defence (2016) Acted at initial stages for the MOD in respect of serious health case at the High Court

Nottingham City Council v TE (12243241) (2013/2014). Acted for the local authority in respect of a contested case concerning replacement of the mother as the deputy in property and affairs matters. Assessment of capacity and related issues.

A PCT v PS, RS, and others (1171508T). Acted for the PCT in respect of DOLS, mental capacity and assessment of medical needs issues.

A PCT v JH and HH (11393702-03). Acted for the Local Authority in respect of health and welfare issues relating to contested matters with deprivation of liberty and other issues of significance and complexity.

Numerous other cases:

CW v Lancashire County Council (2017 Burnley County Court)

Derbyshire CC v KH and Flintshire CC
YB v Birmingham
Nottingham v MCD and others
Staffordshire CC v MR
Leicestershire PCT v PS
Leicestershire County Council v JS (through her litigation friend the Official Solicitor) and S Limited


Approved by the Bar Council to undertake Public Access work


Member of Court of Protection Practitioners Association,
Administrative Law Bar Association,
Family Law Bar Association, 
Midland Chancery Bar Association, 
Criminal Law Bar Association.


Deputy Upper Tribunal Judge (IAC)
Attorney General’s List of Special Advocates. Approved to undertake national security cases requiring a special advocate. 



"He is responsive and gives clear advice. He is very courteous and has undeniable knowledge."
Chambers UK 2019

'A distinguished advocate.'
Legal 500 2019

Recognised for his broad experience of cases.
Legal 500 2017

‘A forceful and persuasive advocate.’
Chambers UK 2017

‘An immigration law specialist – he is super-efficient and knows the law inside out.’

‘A senior junior with experience before the Supreme Court.’
Legal 500 2016

A Deputy Upper Tribunal Judge and a Special Advocate, Abid Mahmood covers the full range of immigration matters. He is recognised for his work on judicial reviews and has experience in handling national security proceedings

Chambers UK 2016

‘Very responsive and a good team player.’
‘Able to explain a complex legal framework to clients.’
Legal 500 2015

"A seasoned immigration practitioner who combines an active practice with his roles as a part-time judge and recorder. He represents clients in complex cases at the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court, and has been instructed on many important national security matters."
"He is a very hard-working and able barrister." 
Chambers UK 2015

'Personable and very user friendly.'
'An effective advocate, who argues points formidably.'
Legal 500 2014

"He has a very detailed knowledge of immigration and human rights law. He picks up principles and develops them well." 
Chambers UK 2014

Abid Mahmood ‘a persuasive advocate whose paperwork is immaculate’
Abid Mahmood is referred to within two categories and regions in the prestigious Legal 500 Directory. Additionally for Planning Law, Regulatory Law and Public(Administrative Law) he is described as "An exceptional Advocate".
Legal 500 2013

Abid Mahmood has extensive public law expertise and experience in the higher courts. He acted for a claimant in the recent case of Chapti, Ali & Others, which was an important test of the compatibility of new English language requirements in respect of spousal visa applications with human rights law. He is "great on immigration and human rights," and is praised for the creativity of his arguments and his "robust, tenacious and punchy" advocacy.
Chambers UK 2013

Group head Abid Mahmood draws respect from sources for "his good brain and the consistent work which proves this." Commentators also note his excellent communication with clients. Recent work includes the judicial review of a decision to refuse British citizenship, which concluded that the government should change the law to allow post-flight spouses to join refugees in England.
Chambers UK 2012

Abid Mahmood is "extremely precise and meticulous." He has a broad public law practice and is praised for his "gutsy approach and willingness to tackle complicated and gritty matters." 
Chambers UK 2011

Abid Mahmood "is a genius"
Legal 500 2010

Abid Mahmood has been a feature of the leading directories for several years and has been commended for his highly regarded “client handling skills”.