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Mustafa specialises in infrastructure planning, public law and advising on parliamentary procedure.

In particular, he has been involved in a number of matters advising public bodies as to the scope of their legal powers and the lawful exercise of their functions – these organisations include Transport for London, Natural Resources Wales, the National Audit Office, Highways England and a number of local authorities and regulators.

Mustafa has extensive major infrastructure planning experience, having worked on over 10 Nationally Significant Infrastructure Projects under the Planning Act 2008. These projects include energy, highways, business and commercial, and airport schemes. He is currently part of the core team on the Lower Thames Crossing, A19 Downhill Lane and Luton Airport expansion proposals. Mustafa has also advised on a number of Transport and Works Act 1992 schemes, including the Northern Line Extension and the Barking Riverside project.

Mustafa has advised on matters to be included in a hybrid bill and on the promotion of private legislation (securing deviations from public law for particular private organisations). He has also been involved in the drafting of amendments to public bills, legislation for the devolved bodies and, drafting and advising on the interpretation of secondary legislation.

Mustafa has also advised on the interpretation of the standing orders to help organisations navigate through parliamentary procedure to reach their goals.

Career highlights

  • Lead member of team in the examination of the Hinkley Point C Connection and the A19 Testo’s schemes
  • Advised on over 10 NSIP schemes
  • Advising on the successfully enacted New Southgate Cemetery Act 2017
  • Advising on appearances before select committees (in the House of Commons, House of Lords and Scottish Parliament)