Birmingham City Council v Shakeel Afsar, Rosina Afsar, Amir Ahmed, Persons Unknown & John Allman
This post was set to be ultra-boring, but then something really unexpected happened.
I started writing this post from Court 205 at 33 Bull Street, Birmingham, on Monday. Beside me to my left sat Shakeel Afsar. In front of Shakeel was my barrister, Paul Diamond, and in front of me was another barrister from the nearby Halcyon Chambers, Tom Green, lending his services pro bono for the day. He’ll be back tomorrow and Friday too. Today, I sat on the end of the front row next to Paul, where Tom had been yesterday, at the right end of the front bench, directly behind the witness box. Directly behind me sat Shakeel Afsar, where I had sat yesterday. The trial had been going well, in my opinion.