Mustapha Rashid
Year of Call: 2017

Mustapha is a passionate and meticulous advocate. He is building a wide range practice within all areas of civil, criminal (undertaking both defence and prosecution work), immigration and family law. Mustapha is often instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service and appears in the Magistrates’ Courts, Youth Courts and the Crown Court dealing with a variation of criminal matters. He offers a skilled, personable and sensitive approach whilst still providing robust representation.


By way of legal volunteer work, Mustapha has provided free legal advice to members of the Spanish community in and around Lambeth as part of the first-six months of his pupillage. Mustapha assisted on a wide variety of matters ranging from landlord and tenant disputes to more complex employment disputes.



Having graduated in Law (LL.B.) at the University of Brunel in 2015, Mustapha went on to complete a Masters in 2016 and then the Bar Professional Training Course at the University of the West of England, Bristol and was Called to the Bar by the Honourable Society of Middle Temple in 2017. Mustapha successfully completed his pupillage from December 2017 to December 2018 becoming one of the youngest practising barristers in the country.

Mustapha is also an ADR-ODR International Accredited Mediator and is keen to expand this aspect of his practice.

R v O (2018) – Defended a youth in a 3-day, 2 two Defendant youth trial where one of the Defendant’s had been badly stabbed.

GM and Secretary of State (2018) – represented a client suffering from mental health issues in her appeal against extradition.

VD and PS (2018) – successfully opposed an application to adjourn in a family case thereby finally bringing an ending proceedings lasting nearly 4 years.