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Lucas Bennett
Gavin John
Chris Graham

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Hashi Mohamed - Public Law

Hashi Mohamed has been consistently listed as one of the highest rated planning barristers in England & Wales under the age of 35 in the Planning Magazine’s annual Planning Legal Survey.

As at April 2016, Hashi has been appointed as Special Adviser to David Anderson QC, the Independent Reviewer of terror legislation in his work reviewing the UK’s anti-terrorism laws. Hashi has acted in a number of cases related to public law and human rights issues. He has also been instructed to act on behalf of the Secretary of State for the Home Department at Immigration Appeals Tribunals, appearing in over 100 appeals. 

Hashi’s experience includes; 

  • Judicial Review challenges
  • Terrorism legislation related cases
  • Data protection
  • Public procurement 
  • Advising Central & Local Government in a range of public and administrative related matters
  • Planning inquiries and hearings
  • Section 288 & 289 TCPA statutory appeals to the High Court
  • Enforcement matters including public inquiries, prosecutions of breach of enforcement notices and injunctions
  • Environmental Impact Assessments and Strategic Environmental Assessments
  • Aarhus Convention, and in particular in relation to Protective Costs Order

CURRENT WORK                                                                    

A broad public law practice balancing advisory, court work and inquiry appeals

Hashi acts for private employers and institutions, local and central governments, individuals and companies in private and public law disputes.

Appearing at Judicial Review renewal of permission to appeal cases.

NOTABLE CASES                                                                  

Bromley LBC v Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government [2016] EWHC 595 (Admin) – this the latest case interpreting para.89 of the Framework, which sets out the exceptions to the general policy that new buildings were inappropriate development in the green belt. 

Fox Land & Property LTD v (1) Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government (2) Castle Point Borough Council [2015] EWCA Civ 298 – An important judgment which clarified how green belt policy ought to be interpreted when considering the relationship between the supporting text to a local planning policy and the policy itself. 

R (on the application of Holder) v Gedling Borough Council [2014] EWCA Civ 599 – what constitutes ‘material consideration’ in a case involving the erection of a wind turbine in the Green Belt. What advice should be given to Committee Members by officers as to the range of issues which could qualify as ‘material consideration’. 

R (oao) Cornwall Council v Secretary of State for Health & (1) Wiltshire Council (2) South Gloucestershire Council (3) Somerset County Council [2014] EWCA Civ 12 – ‘Ordinary Residence’ judicial review challenge concerning an adult lacking capacity to choose where to live. Click here for the Final Judgment.

R (oao) Timmins/Lymn v Geldling BC [2014] EWHC 654 (Admin) - material change of use in the Green Belt and the interpretation of para 89 of the Framework

R (on the application of Holder) v Gedling Borough Council [2013] EWHC 1611 (Admin) - The High Court upheld Gedling Borough Council’s decision to grant planning permission for the erection of a wind turbine in the Green Bel

During pupillage, Hashi assisted in the following notable cases;

MM (Zimbabwe) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2012] EWCA Civ 135, a case concerned with ‘conspicuous unfairness’ in the context of delay in asylum and immigration law.

R (on the application of the Badger Trust) v Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs [2012] EWHC 1904 (Admin), this case was concerned with the judicial review of the controversial licencing scheme for the culling of badgers.

SS (Libya) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] EWCA Civ 1547, this case concerned the substantive and procedural approach of SIAC to the application of Article 1(F)(c) of the Refugee Convention, in the context of looking at closed material, disclosure and proscribed organisations.

R (on the application of Rajput & Others) v East Sussex County Council [2011] EWCA Civ 1577, these cases concerned the judicial review of the duties imposed by section 49A(1) of the Disability Discrimination Act 1995 (which has since been replaced by section 149 of the Equality Act 2010) – and whether the local authorities had sufficient regard to the duties that it imposed.


2009-2010 - Bar Vocational Course, City University London

2008-2009 - MSc, St-Antony’s College, University of Oxford

2003-2007 - BA (Hons) Law and French, University of Hertfordshire

2005-2006 - Erasmus Scholar, Political History, Philosophy & French, Universite de Jean Monnet, St-Etienne


2011 - 3-month internship at the International Criminal Court: The Hague Award, Lincolns Inn

2008-2010 - Prince of Wales Scholar, Prince’s Charities

May 2010 - Lincoln’s Inn Open Mooting Competition champion, judged by Lord Walker of Gestingthorpe

2009 - The Carr and Stahl Fund for researchers, St-Antony’s College, Oxford

2013 - International Visitor Leadership Programme delegate (“IVLP”). Hashi was one of 8 individuals nominated as part of a Judicial Exchange programme with the United States, visiting Washington D.C., Denver, Colorado and Houston, Texas as part of a 10 day programme at the invitation of the U.S. State Department.

2014 - Pegasus Scholar, the Pegasus Trust – Hashi to spend eight-twelve weeks between Al-Tamimi & Co and the DIFC Courts in Dubai.


The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn

Administrative Law Bar Association

Planning and Environmental Bar Association


Somalia rises from the ashes, but what lies ahead for the country’s business prospects this year? Hashi Mohamed & Sally Azarmi, Lloyd’s List Magazine, 10 April 2013

BBC Work

Hashi regularly presents documentaries on BBC Radio 4, and provides commentary on varying topics in other BBC outlets, as well as other media outlets. The latest of which are,

Telling children ‘hard work gets you to the top’ is a lie – The Guardian

The ‘case for the wild card’ –  Prospect Magazine

Adventures in Social Mobility: BBC Radio 4

A Response to Terror, what we learn about a nation’s response to a terrorist event

The Boat Children, child migrants in search of a better life in Europe

A tale of two Alis, two stories of journey and expedition, two decades apart

The Migration Dilemma, what should Europe do during this unprecedented crisis?


Hashi is fluent in Somali and French and is currently studying Arabic.