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Chambers of David Holland KC and Reuben Taylor KC
Landmark Chambers
180 FLEET STREET
LONDON
EC4A 2HG
England

Position

Hafsah joined Landmark Chambers in November 2019 from 3 Hare Court, where she practised between 2010 and 2019. She specialises in public law, with particular expertise in immigration and asylum, EU law, civil liberties and human rights, and equality and discrimination. She also has a thriving civil practice covering commercial disputes, professional negligence claims and employment law.

Hafsah’s practice has a strong international element. She is regularly instructed in appeals in the Privy Council, and also undertakes work in the Caribbean and the British Overseas Territories, particularly Gibraltar.

In 2019 Hafsah was appointed to the Attorney General’s B Panel of Junior Counsel to the Crown. Before this, she spent four years on the Attorney General’s C Panel.

Languages

Urdu and Punjabi

Education

BA (Law), Worcester College, University of Oxford (2001-2004)

LLM in Public International Law, London School of Economics (2004-2005). Awarded the prestigious Georg Schwarzenger in International Law and the Lauterpacht/Higgins prize for best performance in Public International Law.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Immigration (including business immigration)

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Hafsah Masood Landmark Chambers ‘Hafsah articulates compelling rebuttal arguments in defending Government decisions even in cases where the merits of the decisions under challenge are questionable. She engages well with clients and is respected by opponents and judges for her straightforward no-nonsense approach.

Regarded as a ‘strong public law set‘ with ‘an impressive array of juniors and silks‘, Landmark Chambers boasts a broad bench of barristers that enables it to act on both the claimant and respondent sides of proceedings. Tim Buley KC and joint head of the public law group Samantha Broadfoot KC recently appeared opposite each other in AK & Ors, R (on the application of) v The Entry Clearance Office (Islamabad) & Anor, contesting whether the immigration rules’ definition of de facto adoption gave rise to unlawful discrimination or was irrational. Notable juniors include Julia Smyth and Hafsah Masood, as well as ‘fearless advocate‘, Miranda Butler, who arrived from Garden Court Chambers in January 2022.