Abdul Iqbal QC

Abdul Iqbal QC
Year of call:

1994 · Silk 2014

Education:

1991 - Bradford University, Bachelor of Pharmacy (Hons)

1993 - Northumbria University, Diploma in Law (Distinction)

1994 - Inns of Court School of Law, BVC (‘Very competent’)

Career:

1994 - Pupil of Julian Goose QC and Simon Hickey at 10 Park Square, Leeds

1995 - Tenant at 10 Park Square

2004 - Tenant at No 6, Leeds

2008 - Recorder (Criminal)

2014 - Queen’s Counsel

2015 - No 6 becomes Park Square Barristers.

Abdul previously practised as a clinical pharmacist.

2020 - Appointed as Chair for the Football Association National Serious Case Panel

Memberships:

Criminal Bar Association British Association for Sports Law

Awards:

1992 - Gray’s Inn, David Karmel Scholar

1993 - Gray’s Inn, Lord Justice Holker Scholar

Languages:

Punjabi

Abdul Iqbal QC qualified as a pharmacist and has experience of clinical practice. He represents corporate and commercial clients charged with regulatory offences and/or facing financial liability arising from breaches of regulatory law.

“The paragon of legal excellence.” – The Legal 500 (2014)

Abdul’s pharmacy background and experience of serious criminal work naturally lend themselves to representing professionals charged with disciplinary breaches before regulatory bodies (General Medical Council, General Dental Council, General Pharmaceutical Council, General Optical Council, Nursing and Midwifery Council, Solicitors Regulation Authority, Financial Reporting Council).

He is a keen sports fan. His criminal practice lends itself well to providing representation to players and clubs alike at disciplinary tribunals of governing bodies such as the FA, RFL and RFU.

Abdul Iqbal QC has been appointed by the Football Association to sit as a Chairperson on its National Serious Case Panel.

The FA National Serious Case Panel deals with disciplinary issues arising from improper conduct and discrimination issues nationally.

The appointment means that Abdul Iqbal QC sits as Chairperson with other Panel members as a Disciplinary Commission to hear and rule upon allegations brought by County Football Associations nationally in relation to alleged breaches of FA Disciplinary Regulations.

The Disciplinary Commissions hear and determine allegations against players, officials, and affiliated football clubs relating to alleged discrimination based on individual protected characteristics and a wide range of improper conduct

Abdul’s pharmacy expertise gives him additional insight into issues of doping, charges brought by the UK Anti-Doping Agency, and appeals to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Private client work

  • Birmingham City Council -v- IA & HH Ltd [2019]. Alleged breaches of enforcement notices relating to operation of restaurant businesses owned and operated by the defendants. Successful defence relying on various provisions of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and secondary legislation arising therefrom.

Public Access

Abdul Iqbal QC may accept Public Access work, where he can be instructed directly by a member of the public rather than a solicitor.

Contact Abdul’s clerk

Madeleine Gray on 0113 202 8603

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