Abid Mahmood has been referred to within leading directories as an expert in three separate areas of law:
Immigration, Nationality and Asylum Law, Administrative and Public law; and Court of Protection
He has over 25 years’ experience as a barrister and has been sitting as a part time Judge since 2006. His other areas of interest include human rights law, commercial law, and contentious probate.
The Legal 500 (2019) refers to him as: "A distinguished advocate”.
Chambers UK (2019) said, "He is responsive and gives clear advice. He is very courteous and has undeniable knowledge." It also states that he is "Highly Experienced”
Previous directories for 2018 and before have said:
"A forceful and persuasive advocate”
"He is extremely experienced and knows what to focus on in the higher courts to get you across the line”
"He is a respected immigration practitioner working for Claimants”
"Recognised for his broad experience of immigration cases, including matters concerning questions of asylum or human rights. Mahmood heads the immigration group at No5 Chambers.'
"Abid Mahmood is a genius”
"Personable and user friendly”
"Very responsive and a good team player”
"He represents clients in complex cases at the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court and has been instructed on many national security cases”
"In immigration: he is able to explain a complex legal framework to clients”
"Extremely precise and meticulous”
"An immigration law specialist – he is super-efficient and knows the law inside out.’ ‘A senior junior with experience before the Supreme Court.”
"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 proceeding”'
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.
‘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
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.
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
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
Attorney General’s List of Special Advocates. Approved to undertake national security cases requiring a special advocate.
Member of Court of Protection Practitioners Association
Administrative Law Bar Association
Family Law Bar Association
Midland Chancery Bar Association
Criminal Law Bar Association
Approved by the Bar Council to undertake Public Access work