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Narinder Jhittay

Call 2010

njhittay@maitlandchambers.com

Narinder appears regularly in both the County Court and all branches of the Chancery Division and Queen’s Bench Division. She has built up a wealth of experience of conducting trials, appeals and shorter hearings unled – including applications for urgent interim relief. In addition she has been instructed as part of a team in many large scale and high value matters, and is adept at dealing with cases which are complex, fast-paced and document-heavy.

Narinder has a varied commercial chancery practice, and has worked on several matters raising issues of jurisdiction or governing law. Her expertise extends across chambers’ main practice areas, and she is well-placed to assist in situations where there is overlap between them (such as an insolvency angle). She has experience of disputes across a wide range of sectors, including aviation finance, banking, estate agency and management, equipment hire, fashion retail, media & entertainment, the parking industry, property development, renewable energy and venture capital.

She welcomes instructions for advocacy, drafting, and advice relating to:

  • general business and contractual matters – such as disputes over loans, share purchase agreements, agency and consultancy arrangements, guarantees and indemnities
  • trusts, civil fraud and asset recovery – including issues with the creation and enforcement of trusts; disputes involving breach of fiduciary duty (including secret commissions), dishonest assistance and knowing receipt; claims in deceit, conspiracy and other economic torts
  • corporate and individual insolvency – all aspects of bankruptcy, liquidation, administration and voluntary arrangements; applications in insolvency proceedings (e.g. restraint of petitions, validation orders and lifting the moratorium); challenging wrongful or fraudulent trading, transactions at undervalue and preferences
  • company and partnership – for example claims arising out of joint ventures and breach of directors’ duties; shareholder disputes, unfair prejudice petitions and derivative claims; applications for rectification of the register; the operation of ordinary and limited partnerships
  • banking and finance – including claims against banks arising out of misselling, manipulation of interest rates and conduct of reviews; lender claims against borrowers, solicitors and valuers
  • real estate – enforcement of mortgages and charging orders; disputes involving commercial and residential tenancies and licences; claims regarding the beneficial ownership of land, undue influence and proprietary estoppel; relief against nuisance and trespass; valuation

Narinder is able to assist at all stages of litigation, often working closely alongside instructing solicitors to provide support with disclosure issues and evidence preparation. She has provided research and advisory support in matters before foreign courts on a number of occasions and has particular familiarity with proceedings in the Channel Islands.

Further details of Narinder’s experience and areas of expertise can be obtained from the clerks (clerks@maitlandchambers.com).

Narinder graduated with a First in Law from Downing College, Cambridge in 2008. The following year she read for the BCL at Hertford College, Oxford (taking papers in Corporate Insolvency, Advanced Property & Trusts, Conflict of Laws and Competition Law) and represented the university in the Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot. Narinder completed the BVC at BPP and was awarded Denning and Wolfson Scholarships by Lincoln’s Inn.

Notable Cases

Dar Al Arkan Real Estate Development Co v Majid Al-Sayed Bader Hashim Al Refai (2012)

Caldero Trading Ltd v Beppler & Jacobson Ltd & Ors (2012)

Memberships
Chancery Bar Association
COMBAR
Property Bar Association
Insolvency Lawyers' Association

Qualifications
BA (Hons) First Class; BCL