Waleed Tahirkheli



As a partner in the Commercial Litigation department, Waleed advises on commercial and private disputes. He has acted for international companies, professionals, high net-worth individuals and business owners in proceedings in the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal.

Waleed has experience of partnership disputes, shareholder disputes, breach of contract claims, franchise litigation, professional negligence, fraudulent/negligent misrepresentation, civil fraud, and mis-selling claims.

Prior to joining Eldwick Law, Waleed was part of the Litigation Department at a boutique City of London law firm. Waleed has Higher Rights of Audience (Civil) and has carried out advocacy in the County Court, High Court and Court of Appeal. 

Examples of some of Waleed’s work is listed below:

  • R -v- R: Advised a solicitor on a breach of contract claim, which settled following mediation
  • JP -v- GHH: Acting for an international businessman in a multi-million pound claim against an international hotel chain
  • GO – Advising an international NGO on data protection litigation and representations to the Information Commissioner’s Office 
  • SLR – Acting for an international listed company in applications in offshore jurisdictions for reinstatement and the restructuring of their subsidiaries 
  • Arora & Anr -v- Inner City Apartments & Anr – Successfully acted for the claimants/part 20 defendants in a claim for a declaration over the ownership of several high-value properties in London; obtaining judgment and defending the counterclaims against them after a 5 day trial in the High Court.  
  • Dark Lane Fitness Ltd & Ors v Jan Spaticchia & energie Direct Franchising Ltd & energie Global Brand Management: acting for a group of franchisees in fraudulent misrepresentation claims against the former CEO of the energie fit4less franchise
  • London Infrastructure Limited v Afzal Amin [2020] EWHC 2192 (Ch): acted for the Claimants in obtaining an interim injunction and summary judgement for, inter alia, delivery up of valuable mineral samples of a Kazakh mining company.
  • Gate Ventures Plc [2020] EWHC 709 (Ch): acting for shareholders in obtaining an administration order against a company that had raised over £24.5 million from 3,000 mainly Chinese shareholders. The case attracted significant media attention as the company had provided a loan of £500,000 to the Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson. There is now an order for an administrator to be appointed to investigate claims against the company.
  • Quaradeghini v Mischon De Reya (A Firm) [2019] EWHC 3523 (Ch): acting for the appellant in an instant appeal against a strike out of the claim for “warehousing” along the Grovit v Doctor line of authorities.
  • Energie Direct Franchising Limited v Star Gym [2018] EWHC 2700 (Ch): acted for the defendant in a speedy trial, after defending injunction for inter alia specific performance.
  • National Crime Agency v Niche Cars [2017] EWHC 3475 (Admin): acting for the applicant company in an application to vary a property freezing order.
  • Al-Rawas v Hassan Khan & Co [2017] EWCA Civ 42
  • Thamer Al-Shanfari v Hassan Khan & Co [2017] 1 W.L.R. 2301: conjoined appeals before the Court of Appeal to determine whether the Limitation Act 1980 s.35(3) allowed a counterclaim to be brought where a fresh action required to advance that claim would have been out of time.
  • Hussain v General Pharmaceutical Council [2016] EWHC 656 (Admin): acted for the appellant in challenging an interim suspension order pending fitness to practice proceedings before the GPhC
  • R. (on the application of Best) v Chief Land Registrar [2015] EWCA Civ 17: leading case on squatters’ rights under then newly enacted legislation (Legal Aid, Sentencing and Punishment of Offenders Act 2012 s.144). Worked as part of a team that went on to deal with numerous adverse possession applications and tribunal proceedings.
  • Acted for a Kazakh state company in a UNICTRAL arbitration with a London-based investment bank
  • Advised a Kazakh state company on an arbitration involving a breach of contract
  • Advised a multi-national construction company on arbitration claims against a multi-national oil corporation
  • Acted for an Egyptian oil company in various applications before the General Court in Luxembourg to de-list from the EU sanctions list
  • Advised an international businessman listed on the OFAC sanctions list
  • University of Leeds (Spanish and Portuguese)
  • University of Bradford (GDL)
  • University of Huddersfield (LPC)
  • BPP University ( Higher Rights of Audience Civil)
  • Admitted: 2015