Ali Tabari > Chambers of Richard Atkins KC > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Atkins KC
St Philips Chambers
B2 5LS

Work Department

St Philips Business & Property


In addition to core commercial litigation, Ali’s practice focuses on fraud, insolvency and banking and finance, together with professional liability arising from similar cases. He is currently instructed on a number of complex frauds and breaches of duty by directors, agents and against the public purse, and is regularly involved in applications for Freezing Orders and Norwich Pharmacal relief. His insolvency practice comprises claims against directors, recently acting for office-holders in multi-million pound fraudulent trading and misfeasance claims, and takes in all aspects of corporate and individual insolvency, necessarily including urgent applications for injunctive relief and applications relating to the appointment of Administrators. Ali regularly represents multinational banks and finance houses in cases involving fraud, undue influence and misrepresentation, often with an insolvency element. Ali’s professional liability practice mainly involves claims for and against solicitors, IFAs and surveyors. His broad knowledge base attracts instructions in unfair prejudice petitions and shareholder disputes. Ali has recently been a led junior on several claims involving an undervalued share sale, breaches of warranty, and a complex breach of contract arising from an abortive tendering process.
A confident, diligent and approachable advocate, Ali offers practical and realistic advice to suit the client’s commercial objectives. He is proactive in his relationships with solicitors and welcomes communication from an early stage of proceedings. He is aware of the importance of ADR, and his measured approach has helped facilitate numerous favourable settlements at recent mediations.
Ali writes for Corporate Rescue and Insolvency and International Corporate Rescue, and is a contributing author for LexisNexis.


Called 2006, Inner Temple.


Fluent in Farsi, with a good working knowledge of German and French.


Midlands Commercial and Chancery Bar Association (MCCBA); Chancery Bar Association; Association of Midlands Mediators.


Dunelm (LLB (Hons)); Nottingham Law School (BVC, very competent).

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Company and insolvency

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 2

Ali TabariSt Philips Chambers ‘Ali has the perfect balance of technical knowledge and client relationship skills. He makes himself available to assist including initial discussions pre instructions as to whether it is a matter he can assist with.’ 

Regional Bar > Midland Circuit > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Ali TabariSt Philips Chambers ‘Ali is extremely user-friendly. He is very strategic and thinks well on his feet.’  

St Philips Chambers is a ‘strong regional commercial set for commercial disputes’ that regularly gets instructed by clients from small to multinational companies. The set handles complex and high-profile cases in the business and property courts to the highest court. James Morgan KC  get praised for his ‘excellent drafting and forensic focus on the key points in dispute’ and recently acted for a claimant seeking £4.9m damages for breach of a warranty in a share sale agreement and resisting a counterclaim for unpaid purchase. Ali Tabari successfully represented the claimant in the recovery of three loans matter which the claimant had given to the defendants during their mutual dealings in international commodities.