Mr Bajul Shah > Chambers of Elspeth Talbot Rice KC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Elspeth Talbot Rice KC
XXIV Old Buildings
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Bajul has a broad commercial Chancery practice with an emphasis on aviation, commercial litigation, company and insolvency, civil fraud, and trusts and probate. He also has considerable experience of offshore and international work, particularly from the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, the Isle of Man and Guernsey.


Call: 1996


  • Chancery Bar Association
  • Insolvency Lawyers Association
  • European Circuit
  • Member of the Bar of the British Virgin Islands
  • Member of the Bar of Gibraltar


  • Christ Church, Oxford, BA BCL (First Class)
  • Denning, Wolfson & Hardwicke Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn
  • Previously a lecturer in Land Law at King’s College, London

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Aviation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

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XXIV Old Buildings is a ‘great aviation and commercial litigation set’ which frequently acts for aviation lessors, airlines and manufacturers. Steven Thompson KC is well-known for handling aviation maintenance, lease, sale and purchase agreements. Arshad Ghaffar  is a popular choice for aircraft lessors, while Bajul Shah  deals primarily with disputes relating to dry leasing, mortgages and forfeiture issues. Erin Hitchens has appeared in various interim matters in the Commercial Court and Tom Stewart Coats is instructed in regulatory matters.

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Bajul ShahXXIV Old Buildings ‘Bajul is calm, collected and incredibly clever. Judge’s like listening to him and clients respect him as an expert.’

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Bajul ShahXXIV Old Buildings ‘Hardworking and thorough. His written work is excellent.’

XXIV Old Buildings is a ‘top-quality set with ability across the board, good strength in depth and a user-friendly approach‘. It is considered ‘a go-to for trust and fraud litigation‘ and is an undoubted leader for the full range of Offshore matters. Recent matters include Capital WW v Paysafe & Ors in which Robert Levy KC led Bajul Shahfor the claimant in its applications for Norwich Pharmacal relief concerning unpaid dividends from a gambling business. Several senior juniors regularly act unled in significant cases, including Adam Cloherty KC and Hugh Miall; the latter represented the claimant, a property consultancy company, in Burbage Realty Ltd v RJ 15 Ltd & Ors, a dispute over fees for the introduction, negotiation and development of a warehousing and logistics site next to the M1.

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Bajul ShahXXIV Old BuildingsGood and detailed analysis; careful drafting; controlled, thorough and careful presentation to judges. Easy to work with.’

The English Bar Offshore > The English Bar Offshore

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Bajul ShahXXIV Old Buildings