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Avtar Khangure QC

| Silk 2003
| Call 1985

Associate Member

Avtar was called to the Bar by Gray’s Inn in 1985. Having completed a master’s degree in commercial law and a commercial pupillage in London, it gave him the practical experience to develop a commercial, company and insolvency practice in the Midlands.

 

Experience and Expertise

Over the course of the last 25 years he has been involved in general commercial litigation within the fields of banking, company law, insolvency, professional negligence, franchising, shareholder disputes, disciplinary proceedings before regulatory bodies, tax and VAT cases before the Special Commissioners and VAT Tribunals and product liability. The claims have ranged from tens of thousands to multi-million pounds. His client base is also varied, from major institutions such as banks, to professional clients such as accountants and solicitors, to individuals and companies.

Recent directories have described Avtar as “bullish, knowledgeable and always impressive.” Although he has recently spent some time abroad, he is still active for clients in the UK. “He is particularly adept at large and complicated insolvency matters”. It goes on to say Avtar is praised for his “outstanding ability on his feet and ability to pull out fantastic results in the trickiest cases.” He has a strong focus on insolvency work and is also recognised for his appreciation of the commercial realities facing clients.”

In the last two years, Avtar has been involved in litigation in the Middle East, India, Singapore, Australia and Germany. He has experience of international arbitration and litigation in the aforementioned countries. He has lectured in the field of commercial law and insolvency to solicitors, bankers and to insolvency practitioners and was the Chairman of the Midland Commercial and Chancery Bar. Over the last few years Avtar has acted in a large number of cases involving very high value claims, including the following:

Avtar has been involved in many professional negligence cases, both for claimants and defendants, concerning claims against solicitors, accountants, surveyors and valuers, insolvency practitioners and others.

As for Insolvency matters, recent directories noted that Avtar is “highly regarded for complex corporate” and individual insolvency matters. Corporate insolvency matters have included cross-border issues football league clubs (Northampton Town, Port Vale, Luton Town, Notts County, Carlisle) rugby union clubs (Moseley and Coventry) normal trading companies

Recent cases involving individual insolvency have included the consideration of family law and the Human Rights Act upon insolvency, and the personal liability of office holders. Recent directories also stated that Avtar “is commended for the breadth of his insolvency knowledge. He acts primarily for office holders, but also represents banks in factoring and loan agreements.

Sources admire his thoughtful and deliberate advocacy and value his accessible, commercial advice” and that he is praised as “hard-working, bright and gets into the detail phenomenally quickly. Khangure is considered to be “slick and knowledgeable in all aspects of insolvency law and the acknowledged local expert in the field”.

Avtar has been involved in a number of matters concerning company law, including substantial shareholder disputes, derivative actions, capital reductions, restructuring, breach of duties by directors, both statutory and common law.

Avtar has acted for Banks in many types of cases involving bank securities, including guarantees, letters of credit, bills of exchange, invoice discounting, insolvency, breach of trust and knowing / dishonest assistance in the dissipation of assets, fraud, etc. He was involved in a number of cases acting for a bank in which he successfully recovered large sums of money from directors of companies where the banks had no form of security.

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Avtar Khangure QC
"Excellent technical knowledge and very good on his feet.”

Chambers UK 2019