Margia Mostafa

Margia practices in all areas of crime, fraud and financial regulation.

The scope of her general criminal practice includes serious violent crimes, firearms offences, grave sexual offences, child cruelty and aggravated arson. She specialises in conducting trials with vulnerable individuals including witnesses in child sex offences and people trafficking offences.

She has been instructed regularly as a junior in complex fraud cases. This includes insurance fraud, money laundering, immigration fraud and VAT fraud. She has dealt with fraud related disclosure such as in MTIC cases. She has dealt with difficult confiscation and restraint hearings arising out of these cases.

Margia has extensive experience of dealing with sensitive material, third party disclosure and swift analysis of large quantities of unused material.

Margia is a Grade 3 counsel for the CPS and has been appointed to the following four specialist panels: Rape and Serious Sexual Offences, Serious and Organised Crime, Fraud and Confiscation.

Margia has been instructed on a number of VAT tribunal cases on behalf of Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs.

Areas of Practice

Crime, Fraud, Asset forfeiture and confiscation,  Professional discipline and Tax appeals.

Notable Cases

Crime

R v R: Trial of a defendant who administered stupefying substances to his victims in order to commit a series of thefts.

R v W: Director at Barclays Bank in Canary Wharf downloading child pornography.

R v E: Rape of a lesbian woman by a male defendant.

R v P & others: Junior counsel in a multi –handed trial involving a shooting incident in Wood Green.

R v M: Trial involving a youth football coach sexually assaulting juvenile players.

R v P: Cash in transit robberies.

R v C & others:  Trial in a multi handed sham marriage case.

Fraud

R v G: Junior counsel in an insurance fraud case.

R v S:Junior counsel in a money laundering case.

Operation Blackwood: Multi handed conspiracy to defraud rail operating authorities.

Operation Bagpipe: Multi handed money laundering case.

R v M: Fraud by director of  a home for vulnerable residents.

R v O: Immigration fraud.

R v GH & others: red diesel fraud by a train driver.

Languages

Bengali

Interests

  • Spinning
  • Walks 
  • Travel

Other

South Eastern Circuit

Member of the Bar Representation Committee and Education Committee at Lincoln’s Inn

Sponsor at Lincoln’s (Mentor for aspiring barristers).

Panel Member of Council of Inns of Court (COIC) Tribunal Appointments Body