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Year of Call:  2015

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Senior Practice Manager
Daniel Griffiths
James Wackett

Practice Group Clerks
James Ashford
Mitchell Nash

Charlie Labrum
Oliver Lee

Chief Executive & Director of Clerking
Tony McDaid

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Samir Amin Commercial Litigation

Samir joined Chambers following the successful completion of his pupillage, during which he was pupil to Yasmin Yasseri. Consequently, Samir has a broad experience of commercial, commercial Chancery and traditional Chancery work and he regularly appears in both the High Court and County Court. Samir is able to bring a forensic approach to the analysis of cases and has been commended for his attention to detail.

Samir has been instructed on a wide range of matters – in court; in mediation; and to draft advice, correspondence, pleadings and skeleton arguments – and has worked on claims involving:


  • Winding up and bankruptcy petitions and associated applications related to statutory demands and adjournment
  • Antecedent transactions under the Insolvency Act 1986 – including transactions at an undervalue, preferences, transactions defrauding creditors and void dispositions
  • Insolvency provisions related to companies such as wrongful trading and phoenix companies

Companies and Limited Liability Partnerships

  • Applications for restoration to the Register, extensions of time and other matters under the Companies Act 2006
  • Director’s duties, the validity of both internal and external acts of a company and actions to pierce the corporate veil
  • Shareholder agreements and remedies, unfair prejudice, derivative action and exclusion from management

Equity and Trusts

  • Declarations of beneficial interest in real and personal property, constructive and resulting trusts in the non-domestic context, breach of trustee duties and unjust enrichment

Contract, Tort and Agency

  • The construction and breach of consumer and commercial contracts, exclusion of liability, estoppel, misrepresentation and deceit
  • Breach of statutory duties (including under the FSMA 2000)
  • Negligence, professional negligence, unlawful interference to goods and harassment
  • Accessorial liability, vicarious liability and the various liabilities and rights of persons in the agent/principal/third party relationship

Wills and Probate

  • Actions related to wills and claims under the Inheritance (Provision for Family and Dependants) Act 1975

Real Property and Landlord and Tenant

  • Possession order, charging order and order for sale applications
  • Actions to restrain trespass and interference with easements, restrictive covenants and other property rights
  • Challenges to, and the enforcement of, leases, licenses and service charges
  • Proprietary estoppel and equitable mortgages

Further Experience

Prior to beginning pupillage, Samir spent a year as a paralegal at Fox, a boutique City law firm specialising in employment and partnership law. There, he gained invaluable experience of conducting litigation in the High Court, Court of Appeal, Employment Tribunal and Employment Appeal Tribunal.

This experience means that Samir is able to understand well both the practical needs of his professional clients and the wider commercial considerations which impact on his lay clients’ decision-making.  


BPTC, BPP University, London

LLB (Hons), Queen Mary, University of London


Inner Temple

Chancery Bar Association


Major Scholarship, Inner Temple

Duke of Edinburgh Scholarship, Inner Temple

Queen Mary George Hind Mooting Competition – 2nd Place

London Universities Mooting Shield – 2nd Place

Lawson Mooting Competition, Inner Temple – 2nd Place