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Mo Afzal

Commercial Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Regulatory Partner

+44 (0) 845 257 9449

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Mo Afzal qualified as a solicitor with Pinsent and Co (now Pinsent Masons) in Birmingham in 1990. He was subsequently an associate with DAC Beachcroft for 8 years and specialised in defendant professional indemnity for insurers relating to claims against solicitors. Prior to joining Excello Law, Mo had run his own niche law firm for over 20 years.  Mo has expertise in two areas:

(1) Commercial Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Mo deals with contractual disputes, claims against directors, fiduciary claims, civil fraud, misfeasance, and professional indemnity including freezing injunctions including in the Commercial Court and has several reported cases.

(2) Regulatory

Mo acts for both law firms and individuals facing SRA investigations and SDT proceedings on all issues including mortgage fraud, account breaches, breach of integrity and dishonesty. He also advises law firms/individuals on interventions, internal regulatory investigations. PC conditions and disputes with insurers concerning PI coverage on regulatory matters.

Mo 's Experience

  • Acted for a Company in a dispute between shareholders concerning a Court ordered sale of 50% of the assets worth £4.3 million. We sought Court declarations about certain restrictions in the Articles of Association concerning the registration of the shares and to obtain directions in relation to the directors duties.
  • Acted for a sole practitioner facing dishonesty allegations in relation to a ML form. The claim was successfully defended at the SDT and all allegations were dismissed.
  • Acted successfully for a Saudi law firm in proceedings in the Commercial Court seeking declaratory relief in relation to both agency and fiduciary duties regarding assets of around £30m of a Saudi deceased held by the Defendants.
  • Successfully defended a £4,8 million PI counterclaim against a firm of accountants who sued for their professional fees. The PI claim was struck out on our summary judgment application. The firm then succeeded at trial on their fee claim and obtained costs order of £250,000 in their favour.
  • Acted for a Company which successfully defended a breach of trust claim in relation to a commercial lease based on a fraudulent e-mail. The Defendant went into voluntary liquidation once we obtain compelling IT evidence of the fraud before the trial. We then obtained third party cost orders against the directors for litigation misconduct.

Outside of work, Mo is busy with family and his young son. He enjoys watching most sports particularly cricket and playing golf. He is also enjoys travelling and walking in the Peak District and Wales.

Member of the Solicitors Assistance Scheme

Association of Regulatory and Disciplinary Lawyers

Professional Negligence Lawyers Association

Testimonials

I cannot speak highly enough of Mo’s expertise and professionalism as a solicitor. He exhibited an unparalleled level of dedication and commitment to our case. His thorough understanding of the legal intricacies combined with his compassionate approach truly set him apart. His integrity, professionalism, and unwavering dedication make him an outstanding solicitor who truly cares about his clients’ well-being and success.

Little Dessert Shop Limited

I have always found Mo to be personable, knowledgeable, prompt, and professional – Easy to work with, with strong technical and interpersonal skills make him a great legal partner for our group of companies”.  

Joe Billingham

Prosperity Group

Mo provides exceptional legal services. His professionalism, dedication, expertise and unwavering support makes him a valuable asset to MADE.

 MADE Architects

We have had the pleasure of being guided and helped by Mo in one of the most challenging times for our Company. His approach has always been methodical, stoic and balanced with the long term in mind. He has a wealth of experience in litigation and law, but more importantly made it easy for us to understand the issues comprehensively.

KB Extruders

Mo is certainly one of the best litigation solicitors I have come across, highly professional and really cares about his clients.  I always recommend him to anyone that needs an outstanding litigator that really knows his stuff, I will be forever grateful to him for saving my livelihood and my professional career

Maya Nisa-Zaman of MZ Law Solicitors