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Area of practice

  • EU Law

  • Immigration and Asylum

  • Immigration Appeals

  • Civil Law 


Zubair Mughal is an immigration, family and civil barrister with a particular expertise in seeking and obtaining permission to appeal (to the Upper Tribunal, High Court and Court of Appeal).


Zubair was called to the Bar in 2016 and has since appeared in over 800 immigration, civil and family hearings, allowing him to gain substantial in-court experience.


Zubair previously worked for the Home Office as a presenting officer; where he was required to represent the Home Office at the First Tier Tribunal (IAC). This experience has given him the necessary insight to identify the key features of a case which make an immigration appeal/ claim successful.


​Zubair has also gained substantial experience in the County Courts. He regularly represents clients in family and civil matters at all stages of proceedings.


  • Immigration

    • Appeals/ applications

      • EEA

      • Asylum and human rights

      • Judicial review

      • Bail

    • Drafting

      • Permission to appeal to the Upper Tribunal and Court of Appeal

      • Applications for permission to apply for judicial review

  • Family

    • Private children cases

      • All fact-finding hearings

      • All final hearings

      • Applications for prohibited steps orders

      • Applications for non-molestation orders

      • Applications for contact with children

    • Child abduction cases

      • Applications for wardship orders

      • Applications for return orders

      • Applications for passport orders  

    • Permission to appeal to the High Court and Court of Appeal



  • Civil

    • Small Claims, Fast Track and Multi Track claims

    • All ancillary applications in the county court and high court.

    • Personal injury claims

    • Personal injury infant settlement hearings

    • Personal injury Stage 3 disposal hearings

    • CICA appeals to the First Tier Tribunal

    • Housing disrepair claims

    • Landlord and tenant matters



“(…) He explained the issues succinctly and clearly and immediately identified the important point upon which the appeal was eventually allowed. His client had actually already been deported to Holland and had come back for the appeal. His client was immediately detained when he arrived back in the UK, so there were those added complications. He was extremely well prepared and made everyone feel at ease. (…)”  (Judge)


“Your legal services to us are outstanding.” (Solicitor)


“We instructed him on various occasions, and he has proven himself a fearless barrister.” (Solicitor)


“I would recommend Zubair to every law firm for immigration matters due to his services and expert advice.” (Solicitor)


Notable cases

Suliman, R (On the Application Of) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2020] EWHC 326 

Acting for the Applicant in the High Court – whether or not the Secretary of State was correct in concluding that the Applicant was excluded from the domestic violence concession policy outside of the Immigration Rules. – Claim allowed and the Respondent’s decision quashed.


Public access

Zubair is qualified to accept instructions directly from the public. This means that members of the public can instruct him directly without going through a solicitor.


Outside interests

In his spare time, Zubair enjoys playing football. Having represented his local borough in the London Youth Games of 2012, he is also an avid cyclist.


Zubair also has a growing interest in history and Urdu poetry.

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