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Shantanu Majumdar

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Radcliffe Chambers (Chambers of Keith Rowley QC)


Commercial: Insurance, sale of goods, financial contracts, agency, credit & security, banking and financial services, engineering, energy (oil, gas, renewables), telecommunications, economic torts, bailment and conversion. Commercial Chancery: insolvency and company, partnership, set-off, confidential information, directors and other fiduciaries. Fraud: simple deceit to international asset tracing, breach of trust and fiduciary duty, dishonest assistance, fraudulent trading and transactions defrauding creditors.

Professional Negligence: Solicitors, barristers, brokers, financial advisers, accountants, insolvency practitioners, surveyors and engineers – with particular expertise in associated limitation issues. Engineering: has advised and acted in a range of engineering disputes from giant water pumps in Wales to boric acid filtration plants in Turkey. Limitation: Advice, litigation and writing on the English Limitation Act and analogous foreign limitation laws. Privilege and disclosure/e-disclosure; Conflict of laws: Choice of law and jurisdiction disputes in a wide range of fields. Emergency interim relief: Employment: wrongful dismissal, covenants in restraint of trade, business secrets and confidentiality.

 Arbitration: He has advised or acted in arbitrations (here and abroad) under various institutional rules including LCIA, ICC, SIAC, Swiss Rules as well as ad hoc.

 He is ranked as a leading junior in commercial litigation in both Chambers & Partners and the Legal 500. He is ranked as a leading junior in commercial chancery in Chambers & Partners. He is ranked as a leading junior in commercial fraud in the Legal 500. He is ranked as a leading junior in professional negligence in the Legal 500.


Called 1992, Middle Temple. Publications: editor of chapters on (1) contract, (2) latent damage and (3) fraud and deliberate concealment in The Law of Limitation (Bloomsbury); member of editorial board of The Civil Court Practice (‘the Green Book’) and editor of the chapter on limitation; editor of insolvency section of Butterworths Civil Court Precedents. Member of the editorial boards of Lexis PSL Commercial and Lexis PSL Dispute Resolution and the author of the Lexis PSL practice notes on limitation and professional negligence. Plus numerous articles.


British Insurance Law Association; Chancery Bar Association.


St Albans School; St John’s College, Oxford (1990 BA Ancient & Modern History); Middlesex University (1992 CPE); Astbury Scholar of the Middle Temple.


Cricket; cosmology; wine, music (especially Bach, sacred polyphony, Wagner, lieder); history (especially the classical world and India); running; Norfolk; honeybees.

London Bar

Commercial litigation

Within: Commercial litigation – Leading juniors

Shantanu Majumdar - Radcliffe ChambersHighly praised for his forensic talents and ability to handle the most challenging clients.

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Fraud: civil

Within: Fraud: civil – Leading juniors

Shantanu Majumdar - Radcliffe ChambersAn excellent advocate, very intelligent and great at drafting.

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Professional negligence

Within: Professional negligence – leading juniors

Shantanu Majumdar - Radcliffe ChambersProduces very persuasive oral advocacy.

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