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Mustapha is a 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 conducted serious cases without the assistance of a QC.
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.
Aylesbury Crown Court Attempted murder case. Defendant attacked another male with a ‘Rambo’-style hunting knife.
Maidstone Crown Court: conspiracy involving ‘crash for cash’ insurance frauds.
See article in the Daily Mail.
Isleworth Crown Court Six-handed trial for conspiracy to rob.
Wood Green Crown Court Seven-handed trial for conspiracy to commit mortgage frauds.
Wood Green Crown Court Seven-handed trial for conspiracy to evade duty.
St Albans Crown Court Attempted rape of a stranger in her home.
See article in the Watford Observer.
Maidstone Crown Court Junior counsel in the biggest evasion of duty case ever prosecuted.
Northampton Crown Court Indecent assault by father on disabled daughter.
Snaresbrook Crown Court Junior counsel in a case involving importation of 40kg of cocaine.
Winchester Crown Court Eight-handed, cut-throat trial of section 18 GBH and violent disorder.
Snaresbrook Crown Court Junior counsel in a case about fabricated/induced illness.
Snaresbrook Crown Court Six-handed trial for conspiracy to kidnap.
Winchester Crown Court Fifteen-handed section 18 GBH and violent disorder.
Central Criminal Court Six-handed cut-throat murder trial.
Central Criminal Court Six-handed trial for murder and violent disorder.
Coventry Crown Court £294,000 tax evasion case.
See article in the Coventry Telegraph.
Assault on officer captured in ‘happy slapping’ video. See Daily Mail article.
Canterbury Crown Court Historic rape and indecent assault of children.
Judicial review of a test purchase carried out by Windsor Council.
Snaresbrook Crown Court case involving the English Defence League.
Chelmsford Crown Court Attempted murder by wife against her husband.
Oxford Crown Court Royal Mail postman caught stealing high-value mail on his rounds.
See Oxford Mail article.
PROFILE: Mustapha Hakme
Confiscation / POCA
Fraud, Bribery & Corruption
020 7489 2727
LLB (Hons), [Institution]
LLM, City University
Dip Law, City University
Middle Temple (scholarship 1999)