Mohammed Rafiq left the bar in 1988 to pursue a career as a solicitor. He developed his own successful practice having offices in Leeds, Bradford and Manchester dealing with crime and immigration law. Mohammed is an experienced advocate known for his calm nature, which he applies when dealing with clients. Mohammed is someone who can be regarded as a safe pair of hands.
Mohammed speaks Urdu, Hindu, Punjabi, some Persian and Arabic and some Eastern European languages.
Case involved an attempted murder by juveniles at Hull Crown Court. The Defendant tried to copy the attempted murder scene in the film Scream and the case attracted nationwide publicity.
Leeds Crown Court, allegation of murder of step-mother. Defendant had admitted the murder on tape prepared for trial and found not guilty on medical evidence.
Bradford Crown Court, allegation of murder of wife, complex case involving family issues and lots of witnesses and medical evidence.
Leeds Crown Court, one of the biggest cases in this area involving conspiracies to commit armed robberies in North and West Yorkshire over a three year period. This was a complex case.
Leeds Crown Court, Huddersfield Cash and Carry fraud of half a million pounds where the Cash and Carry was fully stocked and some weeks later all that was left was a few boxes of crisps. The Defendant was found not guilty.
Leeds Crown Court, life insurance policy fraud by clients and insurance brokers’. Complex case and client found not guilty.
Leeds Crown Court, allegations of rape and attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Leeds Crown Court, historical rape and indecent assaults involving family members. Very complex allegation.
Kingston Crown Court, allegations of importation of 10kg of drugs from Jamaica, stuffed in yams.
Bradford Crown Court, sham marriage case involving Slovakians and Pakistani nationals who conspired to obtain Leave to Remain in the UK.
Represented regularly at the Magistrates Court and Crown Court regarding the appeals involving exceptional hardship, totting up and saving clients licenses.
Taxi Badge Appeals to the Magistrates Court. I have a good relationship with the Taxi Bases and the community within that community.
Trading Standard Prosecutions involving the sales of alcohol and cigarettes to under age people and also sale of Motor Cars which are in breach of the regulations.
Preparing applications for permanent residence, asylum, dependants applications and applications for EU national dependants and business visa. Representation at all appeals at Upper Tribunals. Application for the Judicial Review. Successfully obtaining leave to remain in many cases involving domestic violence.
Advising and dealing with liability on quantum. Dealing with high value fatal cases and high value injuries. Attendances at court dealing with disputed claims.
Preparations of appeals and attendances at the committee stage before the planning inspector.
Advising individuals and companies regarding bankruptcy and insolvency and defending Statutory Demand Applications at the County Court and High Court.
Representation of clients involving high value matrimonial settlements at final hearings. Preparing petitions and applications for non-molestation orders defending non-molestation orders.
Children’s disputes, access and custody.