Haseeb Yousaf

Year of Call:
2010
Practice Areas:
  • Crime
    • Profile

      Haseeb is regularly instructed to represent clients in the Crown, Magistrates' and Youth Courts in a wide range of criminal matters such as serious violence, public order, dishonesty and drugs offences. He acts for both the Crown and Defence.

      Haseeb is often instructed on a privately funded basis, particularly in relation to road traffic matters, and has recently secured acquittals for clients charged with failing to provide information, drink driving and careless driving.

      Before joining Cobden House Chambers, Haseeb had been a tenant at a set of chambers in London, where he had a busy practice in both crime and extradition law.

      In the past Haseeb has worked for various solicitors' firms in their criminal and civil litigation departments. This has provided him with an invaluable insight into the solicitors' profession and the ability to understand the expectations of those instructing. 


    • Notable Cases

      R v SJ – Birmingham CC – Defended a man accused of being involved in group-related section 18 and robbery offences.

      R v C – Birmingham CC – Defended in a POCA case in which the benefit figure exceeded £1 million.

      R v H – Preston CC – Defending a male who had been accused of sexual misconduct in a taxi licensing appeal.

      R v K – Manchester CC – Prosecuting two defendants who had committed around 40 offences, most of these being gang-related robberies in the Greater Manchester area.

      R v F – Manchester MC – Defending in a drink driving case in which the defendant’s case was that he was medically unfit to have been breathalysed by the police.

      R v C – Wigan MC – Prosecuting for the National Probation Service in a case which involved the law on double jeopardy.

      R v A – Liverpool MC – Prosecuting in a serious domestic violence case which involved an application to rely on the complainant’s evidence as hearsay under s.116(2)(e) CJA 2003.

      R v T – Bolton CC – Defending in a section 20 trial of issue, where the defendant’s case was that his actions were because of the complainant shouting racial abuse towards his friend.

      R v Y – Inner London CC – Defending a Syrian born immigrant who had been accused of knifepoint robbery at Southbank.

      R v K – Isleworth CC – Defending an Asian woman who had been accused of assaulting her husband and breaching a non-molestation order. The case involved a complex background, as the defendant had suffered years of abuse at the hands of her husband and his family.

      R v D – Canterbury CC – Defending a Lithuanian national accused of unlawfully assisting the entry of a non-EU national into the country. 

    • Qualifications

      2009 - 2010 Bar Vocational Course - Manchester Metropolitan University (Very Competent)

      2006 - 2009 Law, LLB (Hons)- University of Liverpool (2.1)

      Languages

      Urdu

      Punjabi

      French (basic)