Omar Ensaff joined No5 chambers in June 2004. Prior to joining chambers he was the Judicial Assistant to the Vice-Chancellor and Lord Justice Buxton at the Civil Division of the Court of Appeal.
Before he was a Judicial Assistant, and having completed his Law degree at the London School of Economics and Political Science, Omar undertook pupillage at leading commercial set Atkin Chambers.
Since joining the Commercial and Chancery Group at No5 Chambers, Omar has developed a solid commercial litigation practice.
His litigation practice relevant to International Arbitration and Trade covers the following four main areas:
Construction: Omar is a leading junior in construction disputes (litigation, arbitration and adjudication). He is listed in the current editions of both the Legal 500 and Chambers and Partners for his expertise in construction disputes, where he is described in the latter as "a junior of high calibre”.
Banking: Omar’s practice also covers general banking disputes acting for lenders, borrowers, guarantors etc. He also has experience of the regulatory aspect of financial services, and has lectured the in house litigation lawyers’ group of major finance houses on the powers of the UK’s Financial Ombudsman. Omar also has an interest in Islamic Finance and Islamic Law and has lectured legal professionals on the former and the Worshipful Company of Arbitrators on the latter.
Insolvency: Omar has significant expertise on both corporate and personal insolvency matters acting for creditors, debtors and insolvency practitioners.
Technology and Construction Bar Association
Member of Middle East Interest Group of the Bar Council
LLB (London School of Economics)
Cardiff High School