Mukhtar Hussain QC

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Mukhtar Hussain QC was the Head of Lincoln House Chambers in Manchester for 20 years. He is a Recorder and a Bencher of Middle Temple. He specialises in all areas of Criminal Law and immigration and in recent years, complex fraud cases. He has been involved in many high-profile cases, including the Oldham riots and acting for one of the defendants in the shooting of WPC Beshenivsky in Bradford.

His recent cases have included a nurse charged with poisoning 22 patients, the Bradford General Election fraud and Operation Duma, one of the largest MTIC (missing trader) frauds.

Mukhtar was called to the Bar in 1971, became a Recorder of the Crown Court in 1990 and took silk in 1992. He is Chair of the Police Appeals Tribunal and President of the Mental Health Tribunal. Mukhtar is also a former member of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Board Panel. He is a member of the Criminal Bar Association, the Serious Fraud Office Panel and the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Panel. He is fluent in Hindi, Urdu and Punjabi and has a 'working knowledge' of Arabic, Gujarati and Persian.

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