Iqbal Mohammed
Call: 2007
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Commercial & Chancery Litigation Profile

Iqbal is a specialist commercial barrister. He only undertakes commercial litigation, which includes real estate litigation and insolvency. Such claims may involve overlapping causes of action, such as negligence or restitution.

Iqbal was nominated for Commercial Lawyer of the Year by the Society of Asian Lawyers in 2017. Iqbal is also studying the LLM part time at the University of Birmingham and was awarded a distinction in his first year.

His commercial practice includes:

Business & contractual disputes: Breach of contract claims involving the supply of goods or services; share purchase disputes; claims under guarantees, indemnities or warranties; claims under the Sale of Goods Act 1979Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982Consumer Rights Act 2005 or Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977. Iqbal was awarded a distinction on the LLM in 2018 for his papers on the Sale of Goods and Agency.

He also has significant knowledge of the law of agency and disputes arising out of agency agreements or otherwise concerning agents or factors. He has advised on several cases involving the application of the Commercial Agents Regulation.

Iqbal also advises on proceedings against companies registered in the EU (including the EEA). He is familiar with the Brussels II Regulation ((EC) No 2201/2003), Lugano Convention and Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982.

Enforcement: Indemnity or guarantee claims; enforcement of judgments in England & Wales; and enforcement of judgments in the European Union. Iqbal has also drafted pleadings seeking to enforce judgments obtained in the United States.

Interim relief: Iqbal is familiar with the Circuit Judges that deal with injunctions as well as the specialist District Judges in Birmingham. Additionally, Iqbal acts in injunction applications nationwide.

He has considerable experience in the following kinds of injunctive relief applications: injunctions restraining the use of trademarks, other intellectual property or data; resisting injunctions for breach of restrictive covenants in sale agreements; injunctions requiring access to or delivery up of machinery, vehicles or goods under hire purchase or lease agreements.

Freezing orders: Iqbal has advised on and obtained orders on a national and worldwide basis. He can advise on evidence, legal procedure and draft orders. He is often instructed on an urgent basis.

Please see some examples of Iqbal’s commercial cases in 2018 under Recent Experience.

  • Recent-Experience

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    • Examples of Iqbal's commercial work in 2018:

      • Advising on and acting for a council in a £1.12m claim for specific performance and breach of contract arising out of a refusal to honour an expert determination over a rent review - Breach of contract

      • Obtained summary judgment/strike out of a £2.1m claim against a client who had been sued in a personal vendetta by a convicted criminal - Tort/fraud

      • Representing a company in a £1.6m breach of contract claim, arising out of the flooding of a private hospital where his client held a contract for maintenance - Breach of contract/negligence

      • Defending a complex £130,000 claim arising out of a commercial mortgage with a Cypriot bank, which collapsed and whose debts were purchased by another company which sought to enforce the mortgages - Financial Regulation/Breach of Contract/Enforcement

      • Representing a creditor in a 3 day trial who lent £100,000 to a director in his personal capacity - Debt recovery/breach of contract

      • Obtained a without notice injunction to restrain the advertisement of a £130,000 petition based on a disputed debt - Injunction/insolvency

      • Represented a bank in a £1.5m claim listed for a 3 day trial, seeking recovery of property given as security, defended on the grounds that there was no indebtedness - Banking/debt recovery

      • Obtained an order for pre-action disclosure against an accountant of a company against which a £500,000 claim is pursued - Breach of contract

  • Qualifications-and-Appointments

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      • Law LLB (Hons), University of Warwick
      • Bar Vocational Course, BPP Law School

  • Professional-Associations

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      • Commercial Bar Association (ComBar)
      • Midlands Chancery and Commercial Bar Association (MCCBA)
      • Associate of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (ACIArb)
      • Property Bar Association