Practice

Hossein joined Chambers in October 2020 following completion of his pupillage. He is building a commercial chancery practice across all areas of work done by Chambers.

Prior to joining Chambers, Hossein worked as a paralegal at a boutique commercial litigation firm, and as an intern at the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law (UNCITRAL).

Practice areas

Chancery: commercial

Republic of Mozambique v Credit Suisse – A case concerning allegations of bribery and unlawful means conspiracy. As a pupil Hossein assisted Sharif Shivji QC in preparing for hearings to issue third party claims and for permission to serve out of the jurisdiction.

As a pupil Hossein assisted Donald Lilly in drafting pleadings in a claim for a partnership account, arising out of the defendant’s alleged embezzlement of partnership funds.

Commercial dispute resolution

As a pupil, Hossein assisted Sharif Shivji QC in bringing an unlawful means conspiracy claim relating to the management of a company.

During pupillage Hossein assisted Sharif Shivji QC on a claim relating to an expert determination procedure.

Company law

Re Compound Photonics Limited – An unfair prejudice petition under section 994 of the Companies Act 2006, pertaining to the management of a company developing display technology. As a pupil, Hossein assisted Donald Lilly led by Orlando Fraser QC.

Re ETFS Capital Limited – A claim in the Royal Court of Jersey seeking relief on the grounds of unfair prejudice or the winding up of a company on just and equitable grounds. As a pupil, Hossein assisted Gregory Denton-Cox for the plaintiffs.

As a pupil, Hossein assisted Gregory Denton-Cox in advising on potential unfair prejudice proceedings and injunctive relief in the jurisdiction of Guernsey.

Re Viceroy Jones New Tech Ltd [2020] EWHC 1155 – An application for third party costs against the director of a group of companies that had been wound up in the public interest. As a pupil, Hossein assisted Tiran Nersessian who appeared for the director.

Fraud – civil

Georgallides v Secretary of State for Business [2020] EWHC 768 – An application by a disqualified director to set aside a disqualification undertaking on grounds of fraud. As a pupil Hossein assisted Tiran Nersessian for the Secretary of State on legal research and trial preparation.

Republic of Mozambique v Credit Suisse – A case concerning allegations of bribery and unlawful means conspiracy. As a pupil, Hossein assisted Sharif Shivji QC in preparing for hearings to issue third party claims and for permission to serve out of the jurisdiction.

Financial services

As a pupil, in proceedings before the Financial Markets Tribunal in the DIFC, Hossein assisted Gregory Denton-Cox led by Richard Hill QC in legal research and trial preparation.

As a pupil, Hossein assisted Sharif Shivji QC acting on behalf of a company under investigation by the FCA.

Insolvency & restructuring

Re Comet Group Limited – As a pupil, assisting Tiran Nersessian on claims brought by the additional liquidator of Comet Group Limited, arising from the sale and subsequent collapse of the Comet retail chain.

Official Receiver v Becker – An application by the Official Receiver to impose a Bankruptcy Restriction Order. During pupillage Hossein assisted Tiran Nersessian on trial preparation.

Re William Grosvenor Advisors Limited – As a pupil, Hossein assisted Tiran Nersessian on cross-applications for the removal of a company’s liquidators and for the provision of information under section 236 of the Insolvency Act 1986.

As a pupil, Hossein assisted Donald Lilly led by Stephen Atherton QC on an application in the British Virgin Islands for a provisional liquidation order.

As a pupil, Hossein assisted Donald Lilly led by John Brisby QC, in preparing submissions to an arbitral tribunal, on the effect of an administration moratorium on LCIA arbitration proceedings

Offshore litigation

Re ETFS Capital Limited – A claim in the Royal Court of Jersey seeking relief on the grounds of unfair prejudice or the winding up of a company on just and equitable grounds. As a pupil, Hossein assisted Gregory Denton-Cox for the plaintiffs.

As a pupil, Hossein assisted Gregory Denton-Cox in advising on potential unfair prejudice proceedings and injunctive relief in the jurisdiction of Guernsey.

As a pupil, in proceedings before the Financial Markets Tribunal in the DIFC, Hossein assisted Gregory Denton-Cox led by Richard Hill QC in legal research and trial preparation.

Trusts

As a pupil, Hossein assisted Donald Lilly led by Jonathan Crow QC, in research on the merits of a Norwich Pharmacal application for the purpose of bringing a secret trust claim.

International arbitration

As a pupil Hossein assisted Donald Lilly led by John Brisby QC, in preparing submissions to an arbitral tribunal, on the effect of an administration moratorium on LCIA arbitration proceedings.

Whilst working at a law firm before starting pupillage, Hossein worked on a group of LCIA and ICAC arbitrations and connected proceedings in England, Cyprus, and New York.

Whilst working as an intern at UNCITRAL, Hossein supported the secretariat for Working Group II in its work on expedited arbitration procedures.

Additional info

Education & awards

BA in History, Keble College, Oxford University
GDL, City, University of London
BPTC, City, University of London

GDL Exhibition Scholar, Inner Temple
BPTC Princess Royal Scholar, Inner Temple

 

Career & appointments

Hossein is on the Advocate volunteer panel and accepts pro bono instructions in appropriate cases.