“…He is a safe and trusted pair of hands. He is excellent with clients and technically good. Hamed is happy to be contacted outside of formal instructions to provide advice and will provide a clear and pragmatic view on case prospects and strategy. He is a pleasure to deal with.”
An instructing solicitor
Hamed has a busy employment practice, dealing with all aspects of employment law but with a particular focus on discrimination and whistleblowing claims.
He enjoys a close working relationship with instructing solicitors and is happy to discuss cases outside of formal instructions to provide a view on case prospects and strategy. Hamed has been described by his instructing solicitors as ‘a pleasure to deal with’ and ‘unflappable in the face of difficulty’ and brings a measured approach to his cases, with solicitors frequently commending his client care.
Hamed is qualified to accept instructions under the Direct Public Access Scheme.
Hamed’s main practice area is in employment law, acting predominantly for employers in the full breadth of employment law matters. He has been described as a ‘trusted and safe pair of hands’ and ‘technically good’. Hamed enjoys a close working relationship with his instructing solicitors who appreciate his ability to provide ‘clear and pragmatic’ advice outside of formal instructions.
Hamed encourages early involvement to maximise the contribution he can make to his cases and is always happy to provide early advice as it can often help narrow the issues and where possible, achieve strike out, before the expenses of trial are incurred. For example, Hamed has a wealth of experience in disability discrimination cases and is often asked by solicitors to review documentation to offer an early view on whether or not disability should be contested.
Hamed is regularly instructed to represent his clients at judicial mediations and is happy to advise clients at an early stage on the merits and suitability (commercial and otherwise) of JM on a case by case basis.
His instructing solicitors appreciate his ability to quickly gain a handle on claims brought against his clients ranging from small businesses to multi-billion pound concerns, understand the details of their business operations and reflect those details precisely both in his drafting and in his advocacy.
Clients have found his involvement ‘very reassuring’ and he has been commended for his ability to instil confidence in witnesses. Hamed emphasises the importance of using pre-trial conferences to ensure that witnesses are both put at ease and are well-prepared for giving evidence.
At trial, Hamed is a confident and effective advocate who demonstrates a strong grasp of the facts and the issues that matter. He excels in presenting complex issues in a straightforward manner in his closing submissions and has been commended for the level of detail in his written advocacy.
Hamed has been alert to some of the new challenges introduced by conducting trials by video hearings, including the hazards of witnesses engaging in group chats or the risks of opposing witnesses being coached or using extraneous material.
Examples of some of Hamed’s recent employment cases include:
If you would like further details of any of the aforementioned cases or indeed any other case Hamed has worked on, please do get in touch.
Hamed has an in depth understanding of the concerns and needs of his SME clients and advises them on a variety of commercial disputes. Recent examples of Hamed’s work in this area include:
Hamed also acts in insolvency and bankruptcy matters, including acting for trustees in bankruptcy and dealing with winding up petitions.