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My practice involves advising individuals (generally commercial and residential landlords), SMEs and large corporations on a wide range of commercial disputes including but not limited to contractual disputes, supply of goods and services, debt recovery and enforcement of personal guarantees.

I have experience in providing advice on prospects of success and/or the amount of damages recoverable, drafting documents (both pre-action and during litigation) and advising on strategy in conference.

I am a traditional trial advocate and clients have commented on my calm but effective manner of cross-examination.


How much experience do you have in this area?

Almost a decade of practising litigation, and 5 years in commercial litigation and insolvency.


How would you describe your approach to working with clients?

I adhere to the principle of putting the client’s best interests first. When I provide advice to clients, I always consider the commercial aspects (i.e. prospects of success versus cost-effectiveness of running the claim or defence) and the best strategy to get the best outcome.

As the law can be daunting and confusing, I always ensure that I do away with legalese and explain the facts/the law to my clients in a manner which is simplistic, easy to understand and take in.

I am efficient, responsive and known by clients to turn around work well-ahead of any set deadlines.

At hearings/trials, lay-clients have praised my ability to bring a sense of calmness with my demeanor.

Legal Expertise

I accept instructions on a wide range of commercial disputes including contractual disputes, debt recovery, supply of goods and services and enforcement of personal guarantees.

I am very experienced in commercial debt recovery and regularly represent some of the leading insurers, technology giants, banks, energy providers, shopping complexes, private schools, legal experts and builders’ merchants in the UK.

As party of my commercial practice, I can also attend the following hearings if required:

  • Returns of goods
  • Possession (relating to section 8 and section 21 notices)
  • Application to suspend warrant of eviction
  • Trespass
  • Forfeiture
  • Appeal

In addition to above, I regularly advise commercial landlords and legal expenses insurers on breach of lease agreements, interpretation of clauses and the prospects of obtaining an order for forfeiture.

I attend bankruptcy and winding-up hearings on a regular basis at the Royal Courts of Justice and regional Business & Property courts. Aside from attending hearings, I have experience of drafting:

  • Statutory demands
  • Verification of petitions
  • Insolvency Act applications
  • Settling witness statements on behalf of creditors contesting the annulment of a bankruptcy order
  • Opinions on the prospects of obtaining a bankruptcy or winding-up order

Due to my specialism of debt recovery, clients regularly instruct me to attend enforcement hearings. I am able to attend the following hearings:

  • Charging order
  • Orders for sale
  • Third party debt order
  • Attachments of earning order
  • Determination

I am very well-versed in costs law, having practised in this area of law exclusively for a period of 4 years. I have substantial experience in attending Costs and Case Management Conferences (CCMCs), costs applications, summary and detailed assessment hearings.

Aside from advising and attending hearings, I am able to draft costs budgets (Precedent H), budget discussion reports (Precedent R), points of dispute, costs applications and costs skeleton arguments.

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