No5 are pleased to announce that Shakil Najib has joined No5 Chambers and will be a member of the Commercial and Chancery, International and Public Law Groups.

Shakil was called to the Bar in 1999 and is recognised for his expertise in commercial and chancery matters. His practice covers a broad range of commercial and chancery work with a particular emphasis on insolvency, company, and partnership litigation. He has significant experience in dealing with all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency, claims arising from breach of directors’ duties, derivate claims, shareholders’ disputes, claims arising from the dissolution of partnerships and disputes relating to the supply of goods and services, mortgages and the enforcement of guarantees and other securities.

Shakil was appointed to the Attorney General’s Regional Panel of Counsel in 2010 and is highly regarded for his work in representing government departments in judicial review claims.

Shakil has regularly been listed by Chambers and Partners as a leading junior. Chambers and Partners say that Shakil is ‘renowned for high-quality representation in company and insolvency litigation; we have been very impressed with his expertise and efficiency’ and that ‘He is an impressive character. He is very good on his feet. Clients find him authoritative and forthright’.

Shakil says “I am delighted to join No5 Chambers. No5 has a national and international reputation for its commercial and public law work and attracts a spread of challenging and ground-breaking cases in these areas. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Commercial and Chancery, International and Public Law Groups and to contributing to the strength of those teams.”

Tony McDaid, Practice Director at No5 Chambers comments: “No5 is known for attracting high quality barristers. Shakil Najib’s career to date demonstrates that he will be a valuable asset to the team and will contribute to No5 Chambers’ burgeoning reputation. I am pleased to welcome him to chambers and I look forward to his continued success.”

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