Mazharul Mustafa

Year of Call: 2008

Mazharul is a specialist in immigration, nationality and asylum law. His practice encompasses the full spectrum of appeal and judicial review work.


Immigration Law

Mazharul has an extensive immigration law practice, having appeared in hundreds of immigration appeals. His immigration law work includes appeals/litigation arising from decisions concerning family and private life cases, EEA law, visit visas, points-based system, detention, removal and deportation.


Nationality Law

Mazharul has a strong nationality law practice. He appears in the Administrative Court and his nationality law work often includes litigation arising from complex right of abode claims.


Asylum Law

Mazharul has a broad asylum law practice which sees him acting for clients from a range of countries. He has particular experience of acting for clients who fear persecution on account of their political opinion

Prior to joining Chambers, Mazharul was a solicitor-advocate specialising in immigration, nationality and asylum law with an extensive advocacy and drafting practice.

Notable Cases

  • Afruj Ali v SSHD [2020] EWHC 390 (Admin)

    Judicial review of a decision to refuse a certificate of entitlement to the right of abode.

  • Mahmood (paras. S-LTR.1.6. & S-LTR.4.2.; Scope) [2020] UKUT 376 (IAC)

    Upper Tribunal considered the scope of para S-LTR.1.6. of Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules, and construction of para S-LTR.4.2. of Appendix FM, including the Home Office’s duty to plead and reason decisions under one or both clauses of para S-LTR.4.2.


Sir Thomas More Bursary, Lincoln’s Inn

Memberships and Appointments

Lincoln’s Inn Denning Society

UCL Bentham Association

Professional Ethics Marker - Bar Standards Board

Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association

Scholarships and Education

LLB (Hons), Brunel University


BVC, BPP Law School

LPC, BPP Law School

Higher Rights of Audience (Civil & Criminal), City Law School