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Jibreel specialises in Sports Law, Commercial Law and Public Law & Human Rights Law.
In Sports Law, Jibreel undertakes all work relating to regulatory, contractual and commercial matters. Jibreel particularly specialises in matters relating to Football. He has advised a Football Club in acquiring a franchise agreement with Juventus Football Club and premium the partnership with Celtic Football Club. He has drafted and settled commercial agreements for various sports clubs which include agency contracts and coach contracts. Jibreel is the Legal Director for the sports company Ultimate Sports Group (USG). Jibreel also undertakes work on other sports matters including disciplinary and anti doping.
In Commercial Law, Jibreel’s practice includes appearing for, and advising, businesses and individuals on all contractual matters from contractual and business-to-business disputes, property disputes and contractual interpretation. He regularly appears in both the High Court and County Courts at all stages of proceedings, from interim relief, pre-action advice through to trials and appeals. He regularly advocates in several multi-day trials inclusive of Fast Track and Multi Track trials.
In Public Law and Human Rights, Jibreel has drafted and appeared at all levels of court, challenging the point of law in respect of administration so as to ensure a fair, just and streamlined execution of administrative law. He regularly drafts grounds for judicial review on points of challenge which is aimed at deciphering and solving issues which are of great public importance. Jibreel has appeared at the First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal (Immigration and Asylum Chamber) including claims presented at the High Court and appeals to the Court of Appeal with complex public and human rights issues. He regularly advocates on the engagement of Article 8 the ECHR. He often appears on matters of immigration for both the Appellant side and the Secretary of State for the Home Department having expertly dealt with all relevant issues on Immigration to which he has provided effective and successful outcomes.
Outside from his practice, Jibreel has also undertaken Human Rights work with a UN accredited Non-Governmental Organisation on various human rights situations across the world (including Yemen, Kashmir, Alaska, Palestine). He has attended sessions within the United Nations Human Rights Council (Palais Des Nations, Geneva) and the European Parliament at Bruxelles. He has also assisted in organising round tables and side events in which official members of the UN and EP would regularly attend.
Jibreel is also a qualified football coach and is passionate about football.
Coppins v Wrigley
In a Judgement handed down on 7th January 2022 at the Central London County Court by Her Honour Judge Baucher, Jibreel secured Judgment for the Defendant.
In a case concerning a friendly 11 a side game at Middlesex Stadium in 2016, the Defendant accidentally injured the Claimant (resulting in an unfortunate leg break) with a sliding challenge in an attempt to prevent the Claimant scoring a goal.
Amongst other submissions, Jibreel maintained that the tackle was committed late but nothing more than an error of judgment and relied upon case law reinforcing that position. Jibreel further emphasised that the timing of the challenge was crucial in determining the Defendant’s error of judgment.
Her Honour Judge Baucher concluded that [at 74]:
“I am satisfied that this was a late tackle but late in the context of a fast moving football match. I am not persuaded that in acting as he did that the Defendant was reckless or negligent. It was an unfortunate error of judgment and no more.”
Mohammed v Mohammed
Acted for Defendant in an inheritance case for the will of the deceased worth £395,000. Successfully argued that the Claimant had no ‘reasonable financial provision’
Dopson v Stag Publications
Acted for the Employer against the Claimants’ claim for constructive unfair dismissal claim and age discrimination. The Claimant’s claim was dismissed. https://assets.publishing.
service.gov.uk/media/ 60f97f37d3bf7f044c515918/Mrs_ A_Dopson_v_Stag_Publications_- _3352829-2017_-_Reserved_ judgment_and_reasons_-_signed_ on_6-7-21.pdf (also reported at various news outlets)
Stroud v Aviva
Successful claim for Claimant in a redundancy matter involving matters relating to TUPE claims (https://assets.publishing.
service.gov.uk/media/ 62568793d3bf7f600c14ebc5/Mr_V_ Stroud_and_Otrs_v_Arriva_ London_North_Limited_and_Otrs_ 3335108_2018_and_Otrs_ Judgment.pdf
Singh v SSHD
Appeal allowed under after successful argument under EEA Regulations 2016 8(2)(b)(ii) on the word “joined” at the First-tier Tribunal
R (Shazad and Others) v SSHD
Permission to Amend granted and relied on the case of Balijigari v SSHD at the Upper Tribunal
SSHD v GS, HK & AK
RSB v SSHD (Unreported)
Ahmad v SSHD
Successful appeal allowed at FtT on family route pursuant to the Immigration Rules under Appendix Fm
BPTC – BPP Law School (Holborn)
LLB – Brunel University London
British Association for Sport and Law
Pro Bono Legal Advice Panel Member of Sport Resolutions
Law Tutor at BPP
Member of LawInSport