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Background

Ahmed Elhusseiny

Call: 2022

I am building a commercial practice as part of Chambers’ Business and Property Team.

I graduated from King’s College London top of my class and was fortunate to win a number of academic awards. I then read for the BCL at Oriel College Oxford and undertook the Bar Course at City Law School as Cassel Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn, graduating with a distinction.

Before coming to the Bar, I was Visiting Lecturer at King’s College London where I taught Contract Law and Consumer law, and Guest Tutor at the LSE, where I taught the Law of Obligations.

Before No5, I worked at CANDEY, a boutique firm based in Lincoln’s Inn, specialising in commercial litigation and arbitration. There, I gained experience working on disputes in a wide range of practice areas, with a strong focus on commercial-chancery litigation, but also spanning construction, arbitration, employment, judicial review, and matrimonial finance. I then went to Devereux Chambers where I undertook an intensive third six focusing on employment, tax, personal injury, and commercial insurance. In both experiences I was fortunate enough to work on a number of reported authorities.

I speak Arabic fluently and am keen on building an international practice.

Outside of law, I enjoy going to the theatre (I used to be a semi-professional theatre actor), reading (fiction, history and politics), collecting vintage watches, ties and jeans, swimming (badly but enthusiastically), hanging out with friends, and following the trials and tribulations of Manchester United.

Expertise

Commercial Litigation

Examples of instructions include:

 

  • Settled pleadings in a joint-venture dispute in the Chancery Division.
  • Settled a Defence in shareholders’ dispute in the London Circuit Commercial Court.
  • Advised on the application of the Sale of Goods Act to failed purchase of $20 million aircraft.
  • Settled Particulars of Claim pleading the novel “Marex” tort, conspiracy to defraud, and seeking relief pursuant to s.423 of the Insolvency Act 1986.
  • Settled pleading in a claim to enforce foreign judgment.
  • Advised on ongoing unfair prejudice ‘s 994’ petition.
  • Advised on the validity of a will.
  • Represented Claimant at an urgent injunction hearing.
  • Conducted a CCMC in the High Court, Chancery Division.
  • TOLATA application for Sale Order.
  • Appeared at various Bankruptcy and Winding-up petitions.

 

Reported authorities I assisted with during pupillage include:

 

  • Churchill v Merthyr Tydfil CBC [2023] EWCA Civ 1416
  • Watts v HMRC [2024] UKUT 168 (TCC)
  • LLC Synesis v FCDO [2023] EWHC 541 (Admin)
  • Candey Ltd v Bosheh [2022] EWCA Civ 110
  • Atholl House Productions Ltd v HMRC [2024] UKFTT 37 (TC)
  • Graduated top of class (1/147)
  • Law School Judges and Silks Award for Best Performance on the LLB
  • Oxford University Press Prize
  • Sweet & Maxwell Book Prize
  • Sir Zafarullah Khan Prize
  • Ericson Essay Prize
  • Cassel Scholar of Lincoln’s Inn
  • LLB – King’s College London, Dickson Poon School of Law
  • Bachelor of Civil Law – Oriel College, Oxford
  • Bar Vocational Studies – City Law School, City University of London

Clerk Team

Danny Griffiths

Director of Clerking (Birmingham)

danielg@no5.com

07960 831815

Jordan Zaza

Business & Property Clerk

jordanz@no5.com

Daniel Birch

Business & Property Clerk

danielbirch@no5.com

Olivia McIntyre

Business & Property Clerk

oliviam@no5.com

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