Edward Munir

Year of Call: 1956

Edward has a mixed practice in property, family, immigration, and employment. Edward Munir has a long and varied experience at the Bar. Before returning to the Bar in 1992 Edward was Permanent Under Secretary in what has become DEFRA, in charge of the Department’s Civil and European litigation.

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Overview

Edward Munir has a long and varied experience at the Bar. Before returning to the Bar in 1992 Edward was Permanent Under Secretary in what has become DEFRA, in charge of the Department’s Civil and European litigation. As such he was heavily engaged in many cases involving the UK Government.

Edward has appeared in various cases in the Court of Appeal, High Court and County Court in property, family; immigration; and employment cases. Some of the most recent are set out in the cases of note section below.

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Edward has published books on fisheries; mentally disordered offenders; and Volume 19 of Halsbury’s Laws on forestry; he has also written numerous articles in legal journals on immigration; mental health; and the Iraq War.

Professional Memberships

  • South Eastern Circuit.

Family, Children & International Family

Edward has appeared in many cases in the High Court and County Courts, involving divorce with particular reference to financial settlements and children’s issues.

Immigration

Edward has appeared in all aspects of immigration in the High Court and Immigration Tribunals.

Planning, Property, Landlord & Tenant

Edward has appeared in cases in the High Court and County Court involving trusts and possession of property.

Cases of Note

PROPERTY

Nida Ahmed v Imran Ahmed, Riaz Ahmed and Shahida Ahmed

Where it was held that unless there is fraud or a mistake, where there is an express declaration of trust it overrides other equitable rights in the property.

ADMINISTRATIVE LAW

ex p Jaderow; ex p Gaggegate and ex p Factorame

Established for the first time that European Law could override any Act of Parliament which was inconsistent with it.

FAMILY LAW

Lebbad v Lebbad

Involving residence and contact orders.

Nida Ahmed v Imran Ahmed

Involving property trusts and prenuptial agreements.

Rob v Kausar

Involving an acrimonious divorce and financial settlement.

IMMIGRATION

ex p Abidisaslan Dhinbil

Involving the immigration status of a Somalian who married a British citizen in Switzerland.

ex p Hoomragh Chua

Involving the human rights of an overstayer.

ex p Gopal Dey

Involving extension of student visa on health grounds where treatment not available in country of origin.

Gungor v SSHD

Involving damages for wrongful detention of immigrant.

EMPLOYMENT

W H Smith Ltd v Dey

Involving unfair dismissal on grounds of mistaken immigration status.