Mustapha Hakme


Mustapha is a leading junior barrister with a successful criminal defence practice. He specialises mainly in serious violence, fraud, drugs and evasion of duty cases as well as road traffic cases.

Background and expertise

A barrister with a welcoming manner, Mustapha has extensive experience in dealing with complex and sensitive work. He has appeared as junior counsel in murder and rape cases – and has appeared as leading junior counsel in serious and complex cases involving drugs and violence.

Mustapha has accumulated particular experience over the years in relation to driving offences, and frequently argues ‘special reasons’ and ‘exceptional hardship’ in the magistrates’ courts.

Mustapha also has a keen interest in advisory work and will draft comprehensive advices upon request. These are not limited to criminal opinions.

He is standing counsel to several embassies in London and has appeared as counsel for major department stores and hotels across the country.

Notable cases

R v Bejerano

Successfully defended a male nurse accused of sexual assault at Croydon Crown Court.

R v Shawi Attie and others
R v Elliot

Aylesbury Crown Court Attempted murder case. Defendant attacked another male with a ‘Rambo’-style hunting knife.

R v Sangak and others

Maidstone Crown Court: conspiracy involving ‘crash for cash’ insurance frauds.

See article in the Daily Mail.

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PROFILE: Mustapha Hakme

Year called




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Confiscation / POCA

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Financial Crime

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Fraud, Bribery & Corruption

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Serious Crime

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Sexual offences

Road Traffic

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Road traffic


020 7489 2727


LLB hons

LLM, City University

Dip Law, City University


Middle Temple (scholarship 1999)

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