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Testimonial from Geoff Wild: “Dr Mirza Ahmad is one of the UK's most highly respected and experienced senior public sector lawyers. He has been a leader in his field for many years... a proven leader, an experienced lawyer and an eloquent public speaker.”

 

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Contact Information:

For all 'reserved legal services' and 'public access' Chambers work, please contact Justin Luckman, Senior Civil Clerk on 0121 246 7050, jluckman@st-philips.com or Dr Ahmad, directly, on mahmad@st-philips.com .  

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Chambers Profile : http://www.st-philips.com/our-people/barristers/dr-mirza-ahmad/

 

Mirza is "Top Ranked" in Chambers & Partners Legal Directory and is ranked in Legal 500 for expertise in Public & Administrative Law and Employment Law. He is also the General Editor of Local Authority Employment – Law, Practice & Procedures’, since 2009, and ‘Knight’s Guide to Best Value & Public Procurement Law & Practice’  (2007-2014).


Mirza is nationally recognised as an expert in Local Authority Law and Employment Law. He specialises in providing high quality advice and advocacy services covering the following areas of law and practice:-

 

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Public & Administrative Law (covering partnerships & joint ventures; corporate & ethical governance; housing law; judicial reviews; planning & environment; procurement & tendering; and trusts & charities); 

 

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Employment Law; and 

 

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General civil and commercial litigation (covering contracts, personal injuries, land & property; landlord & tenant; and road traffic accidents). 

 

Mirza has written the following recent articles: 

 

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January 2014:  "Review of 2013 Hot Topics: TUPE and Constructive Dismissal"

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December 2013:   Published in Acquisition International magazine: "Top 3 UK Trade Union Cases: 2013"

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October 2013:        "Top Ten Trade Union Cases 2013"

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September 2013 :  "Top Ten Judicial Review Cases : 2012/2013"

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September 2013:  "Some Key Data Protection Act Issues"

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August 2013:        "From Soho with Love"

 

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For previous articles, please check: www.balgps.org.uk

 

 

Chambers specific client feedback includes:-

 

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22 July 2013 : Employment Lawyer Dudley MBC : 

[Mirza was] instructed at very short notice [and he] prepared the case extremely well… [His] cross-examination was faultless … An excellent performance with a great result.

 

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8th July 2013 : Partner at Willsons Solicitors :
“[My client and I] have been very impressed with [Mirza’s] ease of availability, promptness in responding ... as well as ability to express complicated points in clear and simple terms.”

 

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June 2013 : Principal at Bailey Wright & Co. Solicitors:
“Mirza is a lawyer with an enviable range of skills and experience. He is conscientious with a high level of commitment to any task that he undertakes. If you want results, Mirza is the man to have on your team.”

 

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10/12/2012 : Principal at Robinsons Solicitors:
"My own clients were extremely grateful to [Mirza] for [his]promptly delivered and admirably succinct summary and analysis of issues ... in a nevertheless complex field of law."

 

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9/7/2012 : Head of Governance at Staffordshire & West Midlands Probation Trust:
"I found [Mirza's] advice to be clear and concise. It was also helpfully focused towards the practical steps ..."

 

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25/6/2012: Director of Litigation Services at Thomas Horton LLP:
"I found Mirza approachable as a professional... His advice was also direct and practical. I was impressed by his paperwork and his advocacy was effective at the ET hearing."

 

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30/5/2012 : Associate at Clarkslegal LLP:
"[Mirza is] responsive, thorough and a pleasure to work with.”

 

 

Other major national achievements, since 2005, include:

 

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2009 - Being “The Lawyer Hot 100” and  “Public Service Lawyer of the Year;

 

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2008 - Awarded an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (LLD) in recognition of “his exceptional service to the legal profession, his work on ethical governance, human rights and freedom of information that has made him such an appropriate role model for those following in his footsteps”;

 

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Achieved  “Public Sector Excellence Award 2007 and, in April 2006, became  Lawyer of the Month”; and

 

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2005 - Became “Local Government Chronicle’s Top 5 Lawyers in Local Government” and awarded the Association of Council Secretaries & Solicitors’ very first “Award for Excellence”.

 

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