Fatim Kurji Commercial Litigation
Fatim joined chambers in 2004 upon completion of her pupillage with Mark Anderson. Since then she has developed a broad commercial practice, appearing and advising in matters including breach of contract, company law, insolvency, bankruptcy and sale of goods.
She regularly appears in county courts, the Companies Court and the High Court, acting for both Claimants and Defendants.
She has more recently been instructed to appear in the High Court in a cross-jurisdiction breach of contract matter involving Claimants in India and Defendants in Singapore.
Fatim has a sound commercial understanding, and offers clients the benefit of legal expertise coupled with strategic and tactical advice.
Fatim is qualified to accept direct access instructions.
In 2009 Fatim was nominated for the coveted 'Barrister of the Year' award, and made the final shortlist of five, losing out to Chris Bright QC (also from No 5 chambers). She acts as an adviser to various public and private organisations, and has been part of Foreign and Commonwealth Office delegations to Afghanistan, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar and the Lebanon.
Fatim is also an accomplished conference facilitator, and hosts a monthly dialogue session in the House of Commons. These skills transfer particularly well to assisting clients with alternative dispute resolution and negotiating solutions to avoid litigation.
University of Birmingham, LLB (Hons)
(Lady Barber Prize 2001, 2002)
Inns of Court School of Law (BVC)
(Leonard Woolsey Prize, Frank & Burris Gahan Award, Inner Temple Scholarship 2003)