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Sydney Mitchell LLP

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Birmingham, Sheldon, Shirley

Kamal Majevadia

Work 0121 698 2200
Sydney Mitchell LLP

Work Department

Dispute resolution, insolvency, contentious probate


Kamal specialises in all types of disputes including insolvency, commercial litigation, contentious probate and financial recoveries. Helping clients to: resolve commercial and contractual disputes by dealing with third parties and/or suppliers; trust disputes in particular where the trusts hold company shares; inheritance act claims, resolve professional negligence claims against surveyors, other solicitors and accountants; financial recoveries of money when companies: default on terms and conditions, default on loan agreements, breach mandates or conditions; realising assets; saving companies as a going concern; advising directors on personal liabilities and consequences of insolvency. Kamal advises and works with the following client sectors: financial institutions including: banks; building societies; secondary lenders; insolvency practitioners; businesses, ranging from SMEs to multinationals; off-shore companies, owner-managed businesses and international organisations.


Trained Tollers; qualified 1997; Wragge & Co 1997-03; Hadden/Ansons 2003-06; partner Sydney Mitchell 2006 to date.






Queen Elizabeth’s Boys’ School, Barnet; De Montfort University; Chester Law School.


Golf, tennis, rugby, weight lifting, reading.

West Midlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Birmingham

Within: Commercial litigation: Birmingham

Sydney Mitchell LLP is ‘one of the strongest of the smaller city centre firms in commercial litigation’, and thrives under the leadership of Dean Parnell, who is ‘very experienced and sensible, with sound judgement and a particular skill at negotiating very good deals for his clients’. Parnell is an experienced mediator and is also qualified to act as a supervising solicitor for search orders. The practice represented clients in a number of multimillion-pound claims and noted an increase in injunctive relief, SWAP claims, shareholder disputes and civil fraud. Kamal Majevadia, who co-heads the team with Parnell, has ‘good technical knowledge and is particularly good at insolvency, restructuring and financial professional negligence cases’. Richard Cooper departed for Emms Gilmore Liberson.

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Debt recovery

Within: Debt recovery

Sydney Mitchell LLP’s ‘very efficient’ team has a ‘light touch’ and is led by Kamal Majevadia, who is ‘adept at spotting the wood for the trees and combines this with a user-friendly sense of humour for very experienced officeholders such as liquidators, who are his staple clients’. Majevadia’s recent caseload includes acting on behalf of the administrators of Blakemores in relation to the collection of several large debts from former clients. Another name to note is insolvency specialist Leanne Schneider-Rose, who leads on debt recovery matters for business lenders such as AIB Group (UK) and West Bromwich Commercial. The practice also acts for secondary lenders on mortgage repossessions.

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West Midlands: Insurance

Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence

Sydney Mitchell LLP handles high-value and complex claims regarding property and banking issues for clients such as Hertford Solutions and West Bromwich Building Society. The ‘commercially astuteDean Parnell has ‘technical knowledge that is second to none and is a solicitor you would want on your side’. He leads the practice with Kamal Majevadia, who is singled out for insolvency, restructuring and financial cases. Assistant solicitor Sundeep Bilkhu supports the partners with regards to negligence claims against solicitors and construction professionals, and recently represented a professional client in a case against his governing body for allegedly failing to adequately represent him in court resulting in significant liability costs. The ‘hardworking and responsive’ Preena Lal is also recommended.

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West Midlands: Private client

Contentious trusts and probate

Within: Contentious trusts and probate

Sydney Mitchell LLP’s contentious trusts and probate team is based in Shirley and demonstrates ‘sound knowledge of the law, which it applies for the practical benefit of the client’. The team, led by Kamal Majevadia (who ‘is very thorough and applies a good commercial approach to his cases’) handled an Inheritance Act dispute in which a significant portion of the assets was held overseas. Solicitor Hayley-Jo Lockley supported the team in obtaining a grant of probate, forcing the removal of caveat and removing an individual from the deceased’s property, and led on the advice on the recovery of monies due to a client as per the deceased’s will. Tracy Creed is also a key contact.

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West Midlands: Real estate

Property litigation

Within: Property litigation

At Sydney Mitchell LLP, senior solicitor Sundeep Bilkhu is a ‘good driving force’ for cases and continued to be particularly active in landlord and tenant issues for lenders and receivers: Bilkhu represented Hertford Solutions in enforcing a possession order against a tenant in occupation, and also acted for a receiver in obtaining vacant possession of a property following the borrower’s default of a legal charge. In other highlights, the team is defending Property Link Midlands in a claim alleging breach of a landlord repair covenant in a lease. Kamal Majevadia heads the practice.

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