Nawraz Karbani

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Nawraz is an experienced multidisciplinary practitioner with a particular interest in Contractual Disputes, General Civil Litigation and Human Rights. She is able to draw on her extensive advocacy experience to deliver high standards of representation for her clients. She frequently appears before the Appeal Courts, Crown Court, Magistrates’ Court, Immigration Tribunal and County Court.

Nawraz has represented a number of professional clients regarding fitness to practice, indefinite suspensions and registration appeals. Her ability to thoroughly prepare and advise her clients in relation to such proceedings is exceptional.

Nawraz takes instruction in commercial contract disputes and has represented a number of companies and individuals in the County Court. Recent instructions wrongful dismissal and redundancy dispute, commercial construction services, commercial leasing, company administration and Party Wall Act negligence. She also has experience in dealing with claims in general contract, consumer credit, landlord and tenant, planning and enforcement.

Nawraz accepts instructions via the Direct Access scheme.

PREVIOUS RELEVANT EXPERIENCE

Nawraz completed a common law pupillage observing complex case management by respected practitioners who conducted trials involving murder, manslaughter and serious assault. She assisted her pupil masters in preparation of high value property disputes and ancillary relief proceedings.

Nawraz secured an internship with the British Institute of Human Rights and Howard League for Penal Reform, whilst also working as a County Court Advocate in the area of possessions and general civil litigation. She has previously undertaken paralegal work for the London Borough of Hillingdon Housing and Property team. She also volunteered extensively the Hillingdon Law Centre and continues to support them, FRU and the Bar Pro Bono Unit in her areas of expertise.

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Qualifications

  • Called to the Bar 2007
  • LLB (Hons) London School of Economics
  • BVC College of Law

Associations and memberships

  • Member of the Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
  • South Eastern Circuit, Western Circuit, CBA
  • Young Fraud Lawyers Association, Human Rights Lawyers Association, Young Legal Aid Lawyers, UNA-UK
  • CPS Grade 1 prosecutor

Notable Cases

Professional Regulation

X v FCA (2016)

Successful appeal before the Upper Tribunal against the Financial Conduct Authority refusal to grant permission for authorised activities following criminal proceedings against client for fraud

GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL v XYH (2015)

Advice prior to appeal before the Registration Appeal Panel due to insufficient evidence of good standing of international surgeon practicing in the Middle East

NURSING AND MIDWIFERY COUNCIL v RXP (2015)

Advising on fitness to practice appeal following potentially lethal overdose of controlled drugs on two occasions to terminally ill patient

GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL v MXD (2015)

Advice on fitness to practice hearing following suspension for repeated incidents of theft of prescriptions by locum practitioner

GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL v OYA (2015)

Advice on appeal to the High Court and collating expert evidence following indefinite suspension from practice after alleged substance abuse

Civil Litigation

P v ICICI BANK UK PLC (2013)

Representation at hearing involving personal injury claim against former employer in the sum of £1.5 million

G v SPECIALIST MOTOR FINANCE (2013)

Advice following default on hire purchase agreement due to change of circumstances

SJ v MOTORLINE SKODA & Anr (2013)

Advice following strike out of claim, third party debt, enforcement and CCA 1974 and costs

S v Anr (2013)

Pre-litigation advice of agent’s fiduciary relationship with principal in respect of supply of goods from China

ING v WR (2013)

Application to annul bankruptcy where matters already considered during bankruptcy hearing and previous application to set aside judgment

UBM v A L S (2014)

Small claims hearing involving breach of contract and enforceability of data services contract where terms and conditions were not provided after the contract was signed

UBM v XYZ (2014)

Small claims hearing involving breach of contract, enforceability and rules of agency where contract was signed by employee of the recipient

ES v XY (2014)

Fast track trial involving Party Wall Act and complex expert evidence of damage following building works by neighbour, both parties required interpreters C.L LIMITED v FK (2015)

Advice following fraudulent misrepresentation and misleading comments during negotiations of a media advertising contract

EH v C (2015)

Advising vulnerable client following breach of contract for building services in sum of £100,000

G v V (2015)

Multi-track trial, successfully defended claim by former employer as redundancy payment and counterclaim in sum of £38,000

S v LB Croydon (2015)

Breach of planning enforcement notice and consequent POCA proceedings involving assets in the region o £2.5 million

Immigration

MS v SSHD (2014)

Successful Article 8 appeal against decision of the SSHD to refuse right to remain as married partner despite having entered the UK as visitor

IT v SSHD (2014)

Successful Article 8 appeal against decision not to grant indefinite leave to remain after long residence of an overstayer and limited evidence of appellant being in the UK for 14 years

RS v SSHD (2014)

Advice on appeal to Upper Tribunal following negative credibility findings by First Tier Tribunal Judge

KRC v SSHD (2014)

Advice preceding appeal before the First Tribunal about application of Transitional Provisions prior to change in Points Based System for Family Members

JW v SSHD (2015)

Successfully appealed under Article 8 for JW’s right to remain in the UK as an unmarried partner after 15 years as an overstayer