Changez acts in commercial disputes with a particular focus on: (1) cases which straddle the divide between employment and company law; and (2) cases involving allegations of fraud or breach of trust.
His company and employment experience involves disputes that typically arise on the exit of senior employees and directors, for example: restraint of trade covenants, unpaid commission or bonus, breaches of director’s duties and unfair prejudice of minority shareholders.
His experience in fraud encompasses misrepresentation claims and breaches of trust or fiduciary duty and the pursuit of equitable remedies.
Changez has acted in a number of reported cases in the High Court and County Court. In addition to his trial work, he has experience of contested interim injunctions, freezing orders and interim payments. He is happy to work as sole or junior counsel and believes in strong team work with clients, instructing solicitors and experts.
Changez is happy to advise in writing and test matters in conference including by video-conference. He aims to deliver advice that is clear, focussed and decisive.
He accepts instructions on a direct access basis in suitable cases. He is fluent in French (including legal French) and is happy to accept instructions from Francophone clients.
French (including legal French)
Re Icon College of Technology and Management Ltd  EWHC 3177 and  EWHC 1826 (Ch)
Joint venture; breach of oral contract to allot shares; substantial claim for damages in lieu of a one-third shareholding; issues over share valuation (date of valuation, minority discount) and disguised distributions.
Delmergate Ltd v Patel and Patel, EWHC (Ch), 2017
Director’s retirement package; claim for breach of contract; counterclaim for alleged diversion of payments to off-shore accounts.
Re Solitair Ltd, EWHC 2019
Acting for travel agency; theft of client and supplier databases by departing director; breach of duty to avoid conflicts of interest (s.175 CA 2006); breach of confidence; secured interim injunction to restrict use of client lists and sensitive pricing information; on-going claim for damages for diversion of business opportunity.
Khan v Khan and Lasenby, Central London County Court, 2019
8-day trial regarding equitable ownership of proceeds of sale of home.
Laderman v Vardy and Vardy, EWHC 2020
Property sold in breach of trust; secured freezing order over proceeds of sale.
Re Avalon Cars Ltd, 2020
On-going unfair prejudice petition under s.994 CA 2006.
Clifford Chance prize for outstanding performance (2nd year, LLB): King’s College, London
Lord Denning scholarship, Hardwick entrance award and Levitt award: Lincoln’s Inn
London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association
LLB English and French Law (King’s College, London)
Maitrise en droits francais et anglais (Sorbonne Universite, Paris I)
LLM (King’s College, London)
BVC (College of Law)