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Hussain Hassan


Email: hussain@commons.legal

Hussain is a committed criminal defence solicitor with experience of a wide range of matters, ranging from theft and violence; to firearms and large-scale drug importation conspiracies. He specialises in criminal matters relating to protests and Unlicensed Music Events (raves) as well as investigations involving HM Border Force and the National Crime Agency.


Hussain represents clients from across England and Wales. Here’s what they say:

  •        “Hussain in particular was very empathetic when listening to details, structured and clear on legal processes and options available, which was of great relief in an unknown and stressful situation. Hussain supported me in person at the interview, and subsequently the case has been cleared and will not proceed.”
  •        “Hussain Hassan went above and beyond and secured my release from prison after I was charged with a serious offence and remanded in custody”
  •        “Throughout my experience there was a high standard of professionalism, consideration and communication. I had a few potential Solicitors to represent me but the respect, honesty and kindness that was so clearly portrayed in our conversation assured me that choosing Hussain was in fact the right decision. Every aspect was handled with the appropriate care and it was obvious my wellbeing was a main priority. Could not recommend enough.”
  •        “Polite and conscientious service. Hussain handled my case professionally with subtlety and respect. Many thanks”
  •        “Hussain Hassan would be highly recommended. Very punctual and clear guidance”


Hussain’s notable recent cases include:

R v R (2021) – suspended sentence secured for an American national charged with a multi-kilogram importation of class B drugs, following the litigation and agreement of a basis of plea with the Crown, supported by documentary evidence of extensive mitigation.

R v O (2021) – conditional discharge secured for a vulnerable teenager charged with possession of a bladed article at a Black Lives Matter protest following successful plea in mitigation.

R v B (2021) – secured the return of thousands of pounds’ worth of seized sound equipment after opposing the Crown’s application for a deprivation order. The client was charged with being involved in the organisation of a rave in breach of Covid-19 regulations. He had entered a guilty plea on the full facts, when represented by previous solicitors, before seeking assistance from Hussain. An application to vacate the guilty plea was made and duly granted. The matter was resolved by way of a detailed basis of plea litigated with the Crown. At the sentencing hearing, Hussain successfully opposed an application made by the Crown for the destruction of the man’s sound equipment.

R v R (2021) – secured the intervention of the Crown in a private prosecution for theft, following detailed representations, with the matter resolved by way of a caution being administered. The private prosecutor had previously expressed their intention to proceed with the prosecution.

R v T (2021) – charge of carrying on an unauthorised licensable activity withdrawn by Crown following representations made at court. The client was alleged to have performed at an illegal rave. 

S (2020) – no further action taken by the Crown following advice given to the client at the police station in relation to the offer of a caution for the alleged importation of 1.3kg of cannabis.


Hussain is a member of the Criminal Bar Association Working Group on Court Capacity and has previously served on the executive committee of the trade union Legal Sector Workers United. Prior to qualification as a solicitor, Hussain conducted a range of charitable work. This included being a trustee at Bristol-based charity Salaam Shalom; producing fundraising events which enabled the direct delivery of aid to areas affected by conflict in Iraq; and presenting the findings of research into access to medical treatment in Iraq to the Fourth Session of the Conference of State Parties, at the United Nations Headquarters in New York.