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Arfan Khan


Arfan Khan specialises in Chancery, Commercial, Public and International Law, having appeared as lead Counsel in some of the most important cases of the day. His practice covers the full spectrum of trial and appellate disputes across the business and commercial world, including banking & finance, civil fraud, property, intellectual property, employment, chancery, insolvency, company, insurance, arbitration, public and public international law. He has 15 years’ experience, having been called to the Bar in 2001 and was awarded:

  • Leading Chancery Barrister of the Year 2015, ACQ Global Awards 2015.
  • Leading Intellectual Property Barrister of the Year 2015, ACQ Global Awards 2015.
  • Intellectual Property Barrister of the Year 2015, The Lawyer Monthly 2015.

He is listed in the directory of Global Law Experts as an IP Litigation Expert in England.  

He was named Times Lawyer of the Week and has received judicial recognition for his advocacy in reported cases, including the following:

  • “Focused”, “helpful” and “concise”: Patten LJ, Tomlinson LJ and Floyd LJ in Geller & Anor, R (on the application of) v The Secretary of State for the Home Department [2015] EWCA Civ 45, [2015] All ER (D) 54.
  • “Advanced cogent arguments”: Rimer LJ in Gaurilcikiene v Tesco Stores [2013] EWCA Civ 1612.
  • “Able submissions both orally and in writing”: Lloyd LJ in Secretary of State v Property Investor’s Courses Ltd & Anor [2009] EWCA Civ 104.
  • “Ably represented [the Appellant]… in the best traditions of the Bar in a case involving a hugely complex background”: Wall LJ and Holeman J in M v M [2009] 2 FLR 957.

Further information


  • LLB (Hons) (Sheffield). 1st in part 2 and 3 subjects including highest first in Jurisprudence.
  • LLM (UCL). Distinction in Insolvency Law. Recipient of the UCL Potts Scholarship for 1st place in the All UK Universities Post Graduate Essay Competition in Commercial Law – awarded after an oral defence of the thesis. Participants included post-graduate students from the University of Oxford and Cambridge.

Other awards and activities

  • Recipient of the University Moot Court award for exemplary oral and written advocacy.
  • Hardwicke Scholar, Lincoln’s Inn.
  • Mitchell’s Scholar for participation in the Quarter Final of the World Universities Debating Championships.
  • Nathanson Scholar for first place in the Nabarro Nathanson competition.
  • Listed in the International Asian Who’s Who Guide.
  • Former tutor and examiner in Property Law at the University of Sheffield.
  • As a student, published in the Law Quarterly Review.
  • Member of the United Kingdom Association of Jewish Lawyers & Jurists. 

News & Resources

Court of Appeal Allows Appeal in Yadly Marketing

Arfan Khan was instructed as lead Counsel and led on the appeal. The appeal was allowed. The case is reported as Yadly Marketing v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2016] WLR (D) 621; [2016] EWCA Civ 1143.

29th November 2016 Read more
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