Nazeer Chowdhury > Chambers of Charles Gibson QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Charles Gibson QC
Henderson Chambers
2 HARCOURT BUILDINGS, TEMPLE
LONDON
EC4Y 9DB
England

Position

Nazeer Chowdhury has developed a broad practice in consumer credit and financial services law, advising and representing both finance houses and consumers in complex financial disputes. His experience in contract law ranges from claims under the Sale of Goods Act 1979, the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982, UCTA 1977, Unfair Terms in Consumer Contract Regulations 1999 to complex disputes under the Consumer Credit Act 1974. He was seconded to the Financial Services Authority in 2005 to assist in numerous matters arising out of the operation of the Financial Services and Markets Act 2000, secondary financial services legislation and in particular the FSA handbook. Among other things, he has advised the Financial Services Authority on the application of the Insurance Directives to the reinsurance sector. He regularly acts for local authorities in a broad variety of tortious and contractual claims, including matters arising from landlord and tenant (residential and business) and property law.

Career

Qualified 2002; Inner Temple (Major Scholarship); worked in Brussels at Stanbrook and Hooper.

Education

Oundle School; University of Durham (1998 BA First Class); University of Cambridge (2000 MPhil First Class); Nottingham Law School (2001 Pg DL Commendation).

Leisure

Reading, walking.

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Financial services regulation

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Nazeer ChowdhuryHenderson ChambersA pleasure to work with given his human touch and also added practical commercial judgement given his experience in this field.

Henderson Chambers is ‘an excellent set for financial services regulatory matters‘ with a selection of ‘highly recommended‘ silks and juniors. There is a strong overlap with its market-leading work on the consumer credit end, and its members are regularly instructed by the major retail banks, financial services companies, and fintech providers. The set offers a wide range of expertise on contentious and non-contentious matters, where senior silks and juniors such as Richard Mawrey QC, William Hibbert and Julia Smith have long held sway. Other names of note include up-and-coming silks Toby Riley-Smith QC and Henry Warwick QC, who took silk in 2020, and Nazeer Chowdhury.

London Bar > Consumer

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Nazeer ChowdhuryHenderson ChambersHe is technically excellent but also very personable and commercial. He is a pleasure to work with given his human touch and also adds practical commercial judgement given his experience in this field. Naz is very reliable and we know we’re in safe hands and will never be let down.

Henderson Chambers is a ‘good set at 360 degrees’, with a ‘professional and well-organised clerking team.’ The barristers are praised for their great expertise in consumer credit, consumer protection, and finance law. Of particular note in chambers, finance houses and banks are often represented by the highly regarded Richard Mawrey QC, while, in trading standards and product liability law, Nazeer Chowdhury is acting in the VW emissions litigation, and Toby Riley-smith QC was instructed by Whirlpool in the inquiry arising from the Grenfell Tower disaster. Chambers’ members also act in civil and criminal cases with environmental, health and safety, and food safety, and increasingly on government consumer cases, with a focus on FCA instructions.

London Bar > Banking and finance (including consumer credit)

(Leading Juniors) Ranked: Tier 3

Nazeer ChowdhuryHenderson ChambersOur ‘go-to’ barrister because he is technically excellent but also very personable and commercial.