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Nawazish Choudhury

  • Commercial Litigation  

    Commercial Litigation

    Nawazish has a broad commercial practice dealing in breach of contract claims.

    Significant cases:

    • Successfully obtained judgment for £175,000 in damages plus indemnity costs in a three day multi-track trial for a photocopier company against a director who alleged fraud, undue influence and excessive penalty clauses
    • Successful obtained judgment for a Local Authority in a case that spanned three years, ending in a five day trial against a Solicitor who alleged undue influence, fraud and that time was of the essence in a lease in a rent review dispute. The Solicitor was subsequently reported to the Solicitor’s Regulation Authority for fabricating documents whilst suspended from practice. Indemnity costs were awarded
    • Successfully representing a debt management company in cases involving the assignment of debts under credit cards and loans and challenges under the Consumer Credit Act 1974
    • Advising on the merits of a claim for unjust enrichment and an account of profits in respect of a breach of oral agency agreement for an undisclosed principal
    • Advising on a £100,000 claim for losses caused by an online banking system of a well-known bank
    • Advising on the merits of a claim in breach of contract and misrepresentation against a leading firm of estate agents 

    Representing a debtor in a two-day trial involving a challenge to an IVA by revocation of the creditors’ approval pursuant to Section 262 Insolvency Act 1986, including false statements made by the debtor in his proposal; and defective service of the notice of the creditors’ meeting

  • Personal Injury  

    Personal Injury

    Nawazish has particular expertise in large multi-track cases for defendant insurers and local authorities. He successfully acted for a local authority defending a claim for £400,000 which spanned three years and involved issues of exaggeration, fraud, and video-surveillance. The case settled for £60,000 (including costs) the day before trial after up to date pleadings were filed and served.  He also recently acted for a claimant in an on-going £1.2 million case. 

  • Property  

    Property

    Nawazish has considerable practical experience of property work, representing landlords and tenants, both in the commercial and residential sector. His practice encompasses the following areas:

    • The renewal of Business tenancies under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954
    • Housing Disrepair
    • Possession cases, with specific experience in subletting cases
    • Property damage cases, with specific experience of long-term property damage caused by several years of water ingress
    • Rent review cases
    • Service charge disputes, with specific experience of cases before the First Tier Tribunal (Property Chamber)
    • Trusts of Land and Trustee Act 1996 cases, with specific experience of representing elderly clients in family breakdown cases
    • Unlawful eviction and harassment cases 

Profile

Nawazish has a broad commercial practice. He feels most comfortable in court and also enjoys the advisory side of practice. Prior to coming to the Bar he worked in the Financial Services industry for Accenture and in Trinidad & Tobago on capital punishment cases before the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council. He accepts instructions on a Direct Access basis.

From 2016 to 2017 Nawazish will be taking time out from practice to study the White & Case International Commercial Arbitration LL.M at the University of Miami (UM). He was awarded a scholarship from UM’s International Arbitration Institute for his essay entitled “Losing on Penalties: The Penalty Rule after Makdessi and Enforcement of Awards and Public Policy after Pencil Hill.” He shall develop an international arbitration practice upon his return to Lamb Chambers.  

Further information

Education

  • LLB (Hons) School of Oriental & African Studies

  • LLM (Public International Law) UCL

  • LLM (International Commercial Arbitration) University of Miami (to be completed)

Awards

  • 2016: International Arbitration Institute Scholarship, University of Miami  

  • 2011: South Eastern Circuit Scholarship, Advanced Advocacy Course, Keble

  • 2007: Cholmeley Studentship, Lincoln’s Inn

  • 2004: Scholarship from the European Commission’s Initiative for Democracy and Human Rights for the internship in Trinidad & Tobago

  • 2004: Scholarship for the internship in Trinidad & Tobago. Lincoln’s Inn

  • 2004: Centre for Capital Punishment Award for internship in Trinidad & Tobago, University of Westminster

  • 2003: Sir Thomas More Bursary Award for Bar Vocational Course, Lincoln’s Inn

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Email

nawazishchoudhury@lambchambers.co.uk

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Paul O'Mullane

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