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Chambers of Monica Carss-Frisk QC and Anthony Peto QC

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BLACKSTONE HOUSE, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9BW, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7583 1770
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www.blackstonechambers.com

Hanif Mussa

Tel:
Work 020 7583 1770
Email:
Blackstone Chambers (Chambers of Monica Carss-Frisk QC and Anthony Peto QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in administrative/public law and human rights; EU law; employment and discrimination law; and commercial law. Full professional career details can be found at www.blackstonechambers.com.

Career

Called 2007; Inner Temple.


London Bar

Administrative and public law (including local government)

Within: Administrative and public law (including local government) – Leading juniors

Hanif Mussa - Blackstone ChambersFirst rate in public law and civil liberties. He is collegiate and phenomenally articulate.

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Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

Within: Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading juniors

Hanif Mussa - Blackstone ChambersHighly intelligent with an eye for detail, and a genuine willingness to work hard.

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Competition

Within: Competition – Leading juniors

Hanif Mussa - Blackstone ChambersExceptionally bright. He is able to digest large amounts of information quickly and drill down to the key points affecting the client.

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EU law

Within: EU law – Leading juniors

Hanif Mussa - Blackstone ChambersTechnically excellent and offers sound legal advice. He is also highly responsive.

Within: EU law

Blackstone Chambers services a wide range of EU law issues, ranging from customs questions to EU charter rights and state liability claims. Recent case highlights include R (Uber) v Transport for London where, using free movement and non-discrimination arguments, Thomas de la Mare QC and Hanif Mussa secured a short-term reprieve for Uber, following TfL’s earlier refusal to renew the ride-sharing company’s operating licence in September 2017. Nathalie Lieven QC and Ravi Mehta acted for the successful claimant in R (ClientEarth (No 3)) which found the government’s air quality plan unlawful under the EU’s Air Quality Directive. And Kieron Beal QC secured a reference to the CJEU for an NGO claiming EU legislation fails to recognise the independent status of Western Sahara; Brian Kennelly QC and Paul Luckhurst appeared for respondents HMRC and Defra in the hearing.

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Environment

Within: Environment – Leading juniors

Hanif Mussa - Blackstone ChambersAn environment specialist.

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Financial services

Within: Financial services – Leading juniors

Hanif Mussa - Blackstone ChambersHas a way of presenting complicated information in a digestible and easy way.

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IT and telecoms (excluding regulatory)

Within: Telecoms (regulatory) – Leading juniors

Hanif Mussa - Blackstone ChambersHas considerable experience of telecommunications law.

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Public procurement

Within: Public procurement – Leading juniors

Hanif Mussa - Blackstone ChambersExceptionally bright; he is able to digest large amounts of information very quickly.

Within: Public procurement

Blackstone Chambersis obviously a very highly regarded chambers for public law’ and ‘each barrister has lived up to what you would expect from their impressive accomplishments’. On the public procurement front its members are instructed on challenges in the aviation, health, professional services and IT sectors. Emily Neill acted for a claimant in a challenge to the Ministry of Defence and others on a contract worth £84m in respect of the supply of boots to the army. Meanwhile, in Global Gaming Ventures (Southampton) v Southampton City Council, Hanif Mussa represented the claimant in a challenge to a procurement process for the award of a large casino gambling licence worth some tens of millions of pounds.

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