Mohammed Asghar

CEO, Solicitor

Mohammed Asghar is the founder and Senior Director of TSABI. He has been at the forefront of his field since the 1970’s. Working at the heart of the Law Centre movement he played a pivotal role in the development of immigration and human rights law as it is today. He is the CEO of TSABI, spearheading its growth to over 20 personnel with offices now in Middlesex, Central London and Slough.

Over the years he branched out his practice to many different areas such family law, wills and probate, civil litigation, charity law, trusts and insolvency matters. He is also an accredited Duty Solicitor and represents clients in Police stations and the Magistrates Courts. His breadth of knowledge gives him expertise in cross over cases, which involve more than one area of law. He is therefore able to offer full service to his clients, where traditionally a number of solicitors/law firms would have been required.

This breadth of knowledge has enabled him to work on several leading cases such as:

  1. (on the application of Q) v Secretary of State for the Home Department EWCA CIV 364 in which the court found the system devised by the Secretary of State for determining whether an asylum seeker had claimed asylum as soon as practicable after his arrival in the United Kingdom was unfair and therefore her refusal to provide support to refugees was unlawful.
  2. R (on the application of AL) v Serious Fraud Office [2018] EWHC 856 (Admin) which raised a novel point of law  concerning the extent to which the Serious Fraud Office, in fulfilling its disclosure obligations towards a defendant in criminal proceedings, who had formerly been employed by a company which had self-reported wrong doing, is under a duty to obtain documents from that company in order to review them and disclose them if appropriate.

  3. Lionwalk v Singh Ltd [2018] EWHC 1513 – Case before HHJ Walden Smith concerning the application of an often-overlooked provision, CPR 32.19. The case has now become a part of the commentary in the white book giving guidance to practitioners on the operation of CPR 32.19.

  4. R v Justice – Successful defence for our client, in the first case of its kind, where individual employees were charged with offences following their company employer entering into a deferred prosecution agreement.

    https://www.sfo.gov.uk/2019/07/16/three-individuals-acquitted-as-sfo-confirms-dpa-with-sarclad/

    https://uk.reuters.com/article/uk-britain-sarclad-acquittal/london-jury-acquits-three-sarclad-staff-despite-corporate-plea-deal-idUKKCN1UB279

    MA v David Evans (on behalf of Labour Party) – Represented various Claimants seeking a novel interim declaration in challenge to local council elections. 

    AB V Labour – Successfully acted for the Claimant in obtaining injunctive relief in respect of local council elections.

    Mohammed is also a trustee of the local Abu-Bakar Mosque and frequently acts for clients on a Pro Bono basis, where they are unable to afford legal representation.