Hanif Mussa > Chambers of Monica Carss-Frisk QC and Anthony Peto QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile
Blackstone Chambers Offices
1 Garden Court, Temple
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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.
Called 2007; Inner Temple.
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 2
Hanif Mussa – Blackstone Chambers ‘ Hanif is a top drawer public lawyer: understated and evidently highly intelligent. A wonderful opponent who is easy to deal with but never to be underestimated. His written work is first class, his grasp of complex issues and his legal analysis are impeccable. ’(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 4
Blackstone Chambers is ‘the leading chambers for constitutional and public administrative law’, and its members frequently handle commercial litigation, regulatory, environmental and public law matters relating to the highly-regulated energy industry. Alan Maclean QC has a broad commercial and public law practice includes numerous energy cases, a recent example of which is his work for Ofgem in a high-profile judicial review challenge brought by British Gas against the new tariff price cap for default rate gas and electricity consumers. Hanif Mussa is an impressive junior for commercial and regulatory cases involving energy and natural resources – He recently supported a tidal lagoon operator in a possible challenge to a controversial decision by the UK government to refuse to support a project for a new tidal lagoon project in Wales.
Highly regarded as ‘one of the best and brightest sets‘, Blackstone Chambers houses ‘top quality barristers able to advise on a range of issues‘, with consistent visibility on important judicial reviews cases and matters that attract a great deal of public attention. Members of chambers led for all parties in R (Elan-Cane) v SSHD, a Supreme Court case seeking the issuance of passports with the sex field marked “X”: Kate Gallafent QC, Tom Mountford and Gayatri Sarathy represented the claimants, while Monica Carss-Frisk QC and Rachel Jones represented the intervener Human Rights Watch, and the ‘tremendous silk‘ James Eadie QC represented the government in his capacity as Treasury Devil, the government’s first-choice outside counsel. In addition, Hanif Mussa and Daniel Cashman successfully represented the government in R (Andrews) v Minister of the Cabinet Office, defeating a challenge to the use of tactile voting devices for blind voters, which numbered candidates (without naming them).
Blackstone Chambers maintains an active administrative and public law set, with members active in a range of cases in England and Wales and beyond. Emily Neill is called to both the Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland Bars – south of the border, she represents McAllister Bros Limited, the successful bidder, in Boyne Waste Services v Irish Water, in a challenge by a losing bidder to a significant procurement exercise for pipe cleaning services. James Segan QC and Hanif Mussa are also noted.