Adil Mohamedbhai > Serle Court > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Serle Court
6 NEW SQUARE, LINCOLN'S INN
LONDON
WC2A 3QS
England

Position

Barrister specialising in all areas of chancery and commercial practice, in particular civil fraud, company and insolvency: commercial disputes, trusts, partnership and LLP, and interim injunctive relief. In 2016, Adil was selected by Legal 500 as one of the top ten commercial barristers under eight years’ call.

Career

Called 2010; Lincoln’s Inn; former solicitor at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP (2005 – 2009; 2010 – 2011); UK Supreme Court judicial assistant to Lords Rodger and Brown (2009 – 2010).

Languages

French, Creole, Gujrati.

Memberships

COMBAR; Chancery Bar Association; Association of Partnership Practitioners.

Education

Girton College, Cambridge (BA Law, first class; LLM, first class); Oxford Institute of Legal Practice (LPC, distinction).

Lawyer Rankings

London Bar > Private client: trusts and probate

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 4

Adil MohamedbhaiSerle Court ‘Adil is an outstandingly able, cerebral lawyer and has first-rate powers of analysis. He is extremely diligent and well-organised and always meets his deadlines.’

London Bar > Commercial litigation

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Adil MohamedbhaiSerle Court ‘Adil is an excellent barrister who combines technical and strategic skills. He can pick holes in a case that no one else usually does. He is always on top of the facts, provides excellent commercial advice and his written advocacy is excellent.’

Serle Court is ‘a class act‘ with ‘a number of fantastic silks and excellent junior coming up‘. The set has a top-notch reputation for high-end Chancery, offshore, and fraud claims, which translates well into broader commercial disputes. Several members, including Jonathan Adkin KC and Adil Mohamedbhai  for the trustee defendants and James Weale for an intervenor, are involved in Wong v Grand View Private Trust Company & Ors, a case before the Bermuda Supreme Court in which the claimant seeks to recover billions of dollars of assets purportedly held in the purpose trusts on behalf of his late father’s estate. Philip Marshall KC and Simon Hattan  are acting for one of the defendants, Kamran Amouzegar, in The Public Institution for Social Security v Al-Rajaan, a US$800m-plus fraud claim involving bribery allegations linked to banking and investments of Kuwait’s state pension fund.

London Bar > Fraud: civil

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 3

Adil MohamedbhaiSerle CourtAdil is brilliant. His attention to detail is superb and he is calm and strategic even under great pressure.’