Iqbal is a specialist commercial barrister. He only undertakes commercial litigation, which includes real estate litigation and insolvency. He was nominated for Commercial Lawyer of the Year by the Society of Asian Lawyers in 2017. Such claims may involve over-lapping causes of action, such as negligence or restitution. His commercial practice includes:
Business & contractual disputes: Disputes involving the supply of commercial or business services; breach of contract claims; claims arising out of performance of contractors; share purchase disputes; claims under guarantees, indemnities or warranties; claims under the Sale of Goods Act 1979, Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982, Consumer Rights Act 2005 or Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977.
Iqbal advises internet-based traders on the Consumer Protection (Distance Selling) Regulations 2000.
Iqbal also advises on proceedings against companies registered in the EU (including the EEA). He is very familiar with the Brussels II Regulation ((EC) No 2201/2003), Lugano Convention and Civil Jurisdiction and Judgments Act 1982.
Enforcement: Claims for possession of mortgaged or charged land, indemnity claims, enforcement through bailiffs, High Court Enforcement Officers, Attachment to Earnings, Charging Orders, Third Party Debt Orders; enforcement of judgments in the European Union.
Iqbal is familiar to the Circuit Judges (section 9 Judges) that deal with injunctions as well as the specialist District Judges, in Birmingham. Additionally, Iqbal acts in injunction applications nationwide.
He has considerable experience in the following kinds of injunctive relief applications:
Commercial injunctions: Injunctions restraining the use of trademarks or other intellectual property or data; resisting injunctions for breach of restrictive covenants in sale agreements or employment contracts; injunctions requiring access to or delivery up of machinery, vehicles or goods under hire purchase or lease agreements.
Iqbal acts for institutions, businesses and individuals. He regularly acts at very short notice on ex parte injunctions and short notice injunctions. He is known to be instructed after hours or on the weekend.
Freezing orders: Iqbal has advised on and obtained freezing orders on a national and worldwide basis. He can advise on evidence, legal procedure and draft the orders.
Costs: Any aspect of legal costs, including challenging costs orders, summary or detailed assessment or disputing solicitor’s fees.
Coventry City Council v Neil Vassell  EWHC 1542 (Admin)
SPS Technologies Ltd v Chughtai  UKEAT/0204/12/SM
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