Barrister Ahmed Muen sets the record straight about practising at the Criminal Bar

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Crime and Regulatory law Barrister, Ahmed Muen, of Drystone Chambers joined Law Simplified recently to set the record straight about practising at the Criminal Bar. He revealed how the justice system is struggling due to a lack of funding, which has resulted in a shortage of Judges and Barristers, significant backlog of cases and hearings being adjourned and/or relisted at the last minute.

Ahmed also enlightened us with his humour by sharing his funniest moments in court and did not hold back to ensure aspiring barristers know the truth about the difficulties of running a successful criminal practice amid public funding cuts. However, he tells us that things do get better over time and that he would never leave the Criminal Bar. Ahmed is also the Founder and President of the Arab Lawyers Association (ALA), which was formed to promote, and develop the legal profession among the Arab community within the UK. Ahmed expressed how he wants the Association to assist aspiring barristers and solicitors by presenting them with valuable networking opportunities. ALA is hosting its 5th Arab Lawyers Forum on 9th -10th May 2022 in London, where hundreds of lawyers from around the world will come together, including partners from major UAE law firms. The event is sponsored by big names such as Al Tamimi, Mahmood Hussain Law firm, Deloitte, Mishcon de Reya and Sultan Al- Abdulla & Partners, to name some. Head onto to reserve your ticket now for absolutely free.

Connect with Ahmed Muen on LinkedIn and follow ALA to make sure you don’t miss out on future events. Podcast hosted by Sara El Kaysi. Also, make sure to check out our special tiktok with Ahmed(@lawSimplifieduk). DISCLAIMER: Podcast recorded before the strike action by Criminal Barristers.

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Faareen Ali was called to the Bar of England and Wales in November 2019 by The Honourable society of Lincolns Inn. She is currently an Advocate for 8 DAC Beachcroft Buildings Ltd (8DB) and has nearly three years experience of representing clients predominantly within Civil and Commercial areas of law. She is also the Founder and Director at Law Simplified Ltd. Faareen was voted as one of Top 25 women to watch in business in Lancashire and featured in Lancashire Business View (LBV) for International Women's Day (2021). She is the Silver Award holder for Best Businesswoman in Legal Services 2021, and the finalist for the Innovator of Year Award 2020. Law Simplified was also awarded the Silver Award for Best New Business 2021. For any business enquires, you can reach Faareen Ali on
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