Hamed has a busy practice across four broad areas of work. He enjoys a close working relationship with instructing solicitors and is happy to act as a sounding board. He has been described by his solicitors as unflappable in the face of difficulty and brings a measured approach to his cases.
Hamed is qualified to accept instructions under the Direct Public Access Scheme.
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.
Appearing regularly in the Employment Tribunal, Hamed predominantly acts for employers in the full breadth of employment matters. He has received positive feedback from his instructing solicitors for his ability to quickly gain a handle on claims brought against his employer clients, understand the details of their business operations and reflect those details precisely in his drafting and at trial.
Hamed is happy to advise on matters at a preliminary stage to help narrow issues and where possible, achieve strike out before the expenses of trial are occurred.
At trial, Hamed is a confident and effective advocate who demonstrates a strong grasp of the facts of the case and the issues that matter. He has been commended by solicitors for his command of facts and his ability put clients at ease before giving evidence.
Recent examples of Hamed’s employment work include:
Hamed has extensive experience of advising and representing landlords (private, commercial and local authorities) in claims for possession and forfeiture for rent arrears, against trespassers and other breaches including subletting. He also has extensive experience of advising on and defending disrepair claims.
Hamed has also advised and acted on numerous occasions in TOLATA claims arising out co-ownership cases.
Hamed is regularly instructed in Fast Track and Multi Track personal injury matters arising out of RTAs, occupier’s liability claims and others causes of action.
In RTA matters he is well versed in representing the interests of defendant insurer including the running of LVI and causation defences and has achieved excellent results for those clients through forensic cross examination of claimants where there are credibility issues.
Hamed has extensive experience of credit hire claims and the leading authorities on credit hire issues. He has successfully had credit hire claims dismissed on enforceability and need issues arising out of cross examination.
He also undertakes claimant work and is willing to to consider on a case by case basis entering into a CFA on agreed terms if the case is appropriate.