Mustapha Hakme

Introduction

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.

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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 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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R v Glavin and others

Isleworth Crown Court Six-handed trial for conspiracy to rob.

R v Omowera and others

Wood Green Crown Court Seven-handed trial for conspiracy to commit mortgage frauds.

R v Khalil and others

Wood Green Crown Court Seven-handed trial for conspiracy to evade duty.

R v Goulding

St Albans Crown Court Attempted rape of a stranger in her home.

See article in the Watford Observer.

R v Bain and others

Maidstone Crown Court Junior counsel in the biggest evasion of duty case ever prosecuted.

R v Khan

Northampton Crown Court Indecent assault by father on disabled daughter.

R v Borrero and others

Snaresbrook Crown Court Junior counsel in a case involving importation of 40kg of cocaine.

R v Woods and others

Winchester Crown Court Eight-handed, cut-throat trial of section 18 GBH and violent disorder.

R v Pink

Snaresbrook Crown Court Junior counsel in a case about fabricated/induced illness.

R v Bhandal and others

Snaresbrook Crown Court Six-handed trial for conspiracy to kidnap.

R v Martin,

Winchester Crown Court Fifteen-handed section 18 GBH and violent disorder.

R v Campbell and others

Central Criminal Court Six-handed cut-throat murder trial.

R v Fejziu and others

Central Criminal Court Six-handed trial for murder and violent disorder.

R v Curley and others

Coventry Crown Court £294,000 tax evasion case.

See article in the Coventry Telegraph.

R v Davis

Assault on officer captured in ‘happy slapping’ video. See Daily Mail article.

R v Berry and others

Canterbury Crown Court Historic rape and indecent assault of children.

R v WJ Daniel Department Store

Judicial review of a test purchase carried out by Windsor Council.

R v Leal and others

Snaresbrook Crown Court case involving the English Defence League.

R v Saffill

Chelmsford Crown Court Attempted murder by wife against her husband.

R v Ayeni

Oxford Crown Court Royal Mail postman caught stealing high-value mail on his rounds.

See Oxford Mail article.

Languages

  • Arabic

PROFILE: Mustapha Hakme

Year called

2000

Contact

020 7489 2727

Education

LLB (Hons), [Institution]

LLM, City University

Dip Law, City University

Memberships

Middle Temple (scholarship 1999)

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