Tahir Ashraf is happy to accept instructions as counsel who is:
Specialist in the areas of:
- Commercial Arbitration & ADR inc Adjudication
- Business & Commercial Law
- Consumer Contracts
Experienced in the following additional areas:
- Professional Negligence
- Professional Regulation
- Technology & Construction inc Adjudication
- Wills & Probate
- Public & Administrative Law
- Inheritance Act Claims
- International Law
- Public Access Accredited
- Land & Property
- Business & Commercial Law
- Family Law
- Consumer Contracts
- Media Law & Information Law
- Planning and Infrastructure
- Sharia Law
Happy to Help in the following additional areas:
- Brexit Law
- Admiralty Law
Outside of these key areas of law, Tahir Ashraf is always willing to consider any enquiry requiring the experience or knowledge needed to help you or your client. Please call Tahir direct or the support team on 01823 247 247 if you would like to discuss any aspect of this profile.
- “Crowdfunded National Infrastructure: How Pakistan Scored Two World Firsts’, Lexis Nexis Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law (JIBFL) 2018.
- “Bond, Green Bond: A Licence to Tackle Climate Change”, Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law (2016).
- “To bail-in or bail-out – That is the question Islamic Investment Banking Bonds”, Butterworths Journal of International Banking and Financial Law (2015).
- Please see link: http://lexisweb.co.uk/guides/sources/journal-of-international-banking-financial-law
- “Directors’ duties with a particular focus on the Companies Act 2006″, (2012) International Journal of Law and Management, Vol. 54 Iss: 2, pp.125 – 140
CASES OF SIGNIFICANCE / REPORTED (including interim applications)
- Benkharbouche (Respondent) v Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs (Appellant) UKSC 2015/0063 (Heard in the UK Supreme Court in June 2017) State Immunity in respect of claims by employees performing non-sovereign functions;
- Reyes (Appellant/Cross-Respondent) v Al-Malki and another (Respondent/Cross-Appellant) UKSC 2016/0023 (application for permission to intervene – 2017);
- R (on the application of Miller and another) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Appellant) (application for permission to intervene – 2016) Brexit – Government’s ability to invoke Article 50 using Royal Prerogative;
- Kennedy v Symons (2016 – County Court);
- Leeds Building Society v York & York – High Court Chancery Division – (2016) Interim application;
- Benkharbouche v Embassy of the Republic of Sudan (Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and others intervening) State Immunity in respect of claims by employees performing non-sovereign functions;
- Janah v Libya (Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and others intervening)  EWCA Civ 33;  Q.B. 347;  3 W.L.R. 301;  1 All E.R. 816;  2 C.M.L.R. 20;  I.C.R. 793;  I.R.L.R. 301;  H.R.L.R. 3;
- Al-Malki and another v Reyes and another (Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs and others intervening)  EWCA Civ 32;  WLR (D) 75;
- Cut Above the Rest Limited & anr v Magnet & anr settled £50m claim – settled (2014);
- Green v Austin (2014 Appeal to the High Court) s339 of the Insolvency Act 1986 and its proper application within the context of a matrimonial Consent Order;
- Buck House Hotel No: 2677 of 2014 – High Court Chancery Division Companies Court;
- Harvard Investments Ltd No: 7789-2013 – High Court Chancery Division Companies Court;
- Cheval Property Development Limited (in Admin) v Sikand & Ors No: 419/SD/2013;
- Shopchat Limited No: 2215-2013 – High Court Chancery Division Companies Court;
- Bharmal v Attarian (2012 – unreported – County Court and High Court for enforcement – Commercial lease forfeiture for rent arrears; Section 146 notices;
- O’Brien & O’Brien v Clarke (2013 County Court)
- Green v Austin (2012 County court) s339 of the Insolvency Act 1986 and its proper application within the context of a matrimonial Consent Order;
- Lambeth v Barnes (2012 County Court) – Adequacy of s20 notice in respect of consultation requirements; Validity of service charge demand in light of probate administration;
- A v P (2011 County Court unreported) Adverse possession; Constructive trust;
- Gartside Bardega v Witnesham Ventures Limited – (2011 County Court) Service charges; Repayment of overpaid monies instead of credit; Use of service charge funds towards landlord’s purpose;
- Hyams v Mohammad & Others 3641 of 2009 High Court Chancery Division Companies Court;
- The Khan Partnership & Others v Mohammad, Hamoudi & Others 3641 of 2009 High Court Chancery Division Companies Court;
- Mohammed Mohammed 3641 of 2009;
- JVR Jerrom LLP No. 1551 of 2006 High Court Chancery Division Companies Court.
- Residential rent arrears, eviction and High Court enforcement (numerous);
- Mortgage possession; Charging Orders & enforcement (numerous).
Cyril, Private Client West Sussex
Tahir was absolutely outstanding throughout my case and very professional and cared so much about my case by treating it as his own. Tahir [and his team] kept me updated with progresses and set-backs, and paid attention to every detail. This made me feel very confident during the process that I was going to get a positive result in the end.
K. Iyer Director, West Sussex
Having sought advice in respect of two matters a private limited company and commercial property dispute, I was pleasantly surprised by the extent of urgency and personal touch provided, which made me feel that my problem was made his own.
Ken Ng Model Review Group, Morgan Stanley
Terry is an excellent communicator and provides a first class service. He gives you more than you expect, is very trustworthy and extremely helpful. His easy going character makes him a star around people and above all you can feel that he is very dedicated to his work.
S. Kinch Solicitors Commercial Insolvency Litigation
Tahir has worked very hard on a complex insolvency claim and drafted some great documentation.
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Tahir is very personable, calm and empathetic, a barrister of the highest calibre. He is crystal clear about the relevant issues and helped me enormously to clear the mists. I felt thoroughly supported through each step of the process. His insights get to the heart of the matter. He is professional, attentive and tirelessly dedicated. Above all, he has gone above and beyond the call of duty to make the best of a difficult situation, literally rising from his sick bed (thank you my McKenzie friend). I definitely felt supported and appreciated his honesty and level headed analysis, throughout. He gets his client thoroughly involved in the process and preparation for the case, which has the added value of helping the client understand the stage by stage process. His approach, analysis, applied logic and attention to detail, mark him as a master strategist. A valuable asset in any situation. He has a genuine interest in the well-being of his clients and I thank you so much for your help and guidance
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Tahir is an excellent lawyer who understands what a client wants from him. He provides high quality professional legal services to us with a fast and efficient turn around. He has also added value by going beyond his instructions to give us satisfied clients. A person to look out for as he progresses in his legal career in the next few years which I expect to be distinctive and leader in his field.
Esther. C. Barrister
I have worked with Tahir on a number of different matters, including property litigation and discrimination. Tahir has the ability to absorb complicated issues and simplify them. His research skills are second to none and has demonstrated his abilities with professional integrity. I have no hesitation in recommending Tahir as a lawyer.