Employment and Commercial Barrister


Mukhtiar is a barrister and mediator at a Doughty Street Chambers and focuses his practice on tackling social injustice and inequalities in the workplace and beyond. He enjoys broad employment and commercial practice with a strong client base in London and Kent.

Mukhtiar is ranked in employment and commercial litigation by Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500.

He has particular interest and experience in cases involving whistleblowing; discrimination; and business and commercial ethics. Mukhtiar is a skilled advocate, who provides advocacy training to pupils through Lincoln’s Inn.

Before successfully commencing pupillage in October 2012, Mukhtiar completed his Law degree and Bar qualifications whilst working full-time. Mukhtiar had various part-time jobs during primary and secondary education and then enjoyed nearly 25 years’ full-time employment since leaving school aged 16.

Mukhtiar is in a somewhat rare position of having established his practice almost entirely through recommendations. He is known for his determination to obtain the best outcome for his clients, reassuring manner, and pragmatic outlook. He accepts direct public access instructions.


Mukhtiar is ranked in employment by Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500. His depth of knowledge of employment law, coupled with over twenty-five years of experience in employment relations, enables him to provide sound advice and practical solutions.


Mukhtiar's commercial practice includes contract disputes; insolvency; professional negligence; and company and partnership law. Large parts of his commercial practice overlap with employment disputes, particularly restraint of trade, confidential information, and director/shareholder disputes.


Mukhtiar was called to the Bar in 2011 having previously enjoyed 23 years as an experienced police detective inspector, which provided him with significant experience with dispute resolution and management. He strongly believes that the skills of mediation can be applied to any dispute or conflict. 



Fabulous client-care skills with excellent attention to detail.

- Employment (London), Legal 500 2022

Mukhtiar is fantastic. He remains calm and is hard-working. Clients feel at ease with him and his human touch. His analysis of the law is always spot on, he thinks outside the box and judges respect him." "Mukhtiar is very easy to work with. He is very good with clients and personable with them, which goes a long way. He is also technically strong.

- Employment (Band 1), Chambers and Partners 2022

Mukhtiar is very switched on and pragmatic. He is extremely articulate and able to provide complex written advice which is concise, easy to read and perfectly drafted." "Clients feel at ease with Mukhtiar: he has the human touch. His analysis of the law is always spot on, he thinks outside of the box and judges respect him. He is my go-to person.

-Commercial Dispute Resolution (South Eastern), Chambers and Partners 2022.

Mukhtiar is an absolute star. Concise on paper, brilliantly clear with clients, and thoroughly reliable. His advice is always pragmatic and well researched

- Employment (Tier 1 South Eastern) Legal 500 2022

He has superb interpersonal skills, and is very detail-orientated.

- Commercial Litigation (South Eastern), Legal 500 2022.

He has a human and caring touch when dealing with cases. Excellent on the law and his drafting.

- Legal 500, 2021

He is one of my go-to employment law specialists. He is able to quickly understand and break down complicated employment law issues and provide concise advice.

- Chambers UK Guide - [2021]

He is very knowledgeable and tactically astute. His client care is exceptional and judges respect him greatly. He is my go-to person for any litigation matter. He is very thorough and approachable.

- Chambers UK Guide - [2020]

Brilliant. He was really knowledgeable. He cared about the case and was really dedicated.

- Chambers UK Guide - [2019]

He is extremely thorough, well prepared, hard-working and thinks outside the box. He is very commercially minded and really takes care of the client. A patient and tactically astute fighter who is respected by judges. His client care is fantastic.

- Chambers UK Guide - [2018]

Sources praise him for his personable nature and his ability to handle a diverse range of clients.

- Chambers UK Guide - [2018]