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Hamed Zovidavi

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Telephone 020 7831 0222
Email hamed.zovidavi@42br.com

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Introduction

Hamed has a busy practice across four broad areas of work. He enjoys a close working relationship with instructing solicitors and is happy to act as a sounding board. He has been described by his solicitors as unflappable in the face of difficulty and brings a measured approach to his cases.

Commercial and Chancery

Hamed has an in depth understanding of the concerns and needs of his SME clients and advises them on a variety of commercial disputes. Recent examples of Hamed’s work in this area include:

  • advising on the merits of an appeal to the Court of Appeal on a point of law (the circumstances which an oral promisor might be estopped from relying on s.4 of the Statute of Frauds Act 1677)
  • successfully acting for a nationwide services contractor in defending a claim for sums due under a contract and a counterclaim for damages
  • advising a frozen foods manufacturer on the merits of its claim against an industrial catering equipment manufacturer for repudiatory breach of contract
  • striking out a multi track claim on the basis of res judicata
  • advising Hong Kong lawyers on specific aspects of English intestacy rules

Hamed also acts in insolvency and bankruptcy matters, including acting for trustees in bankruptcy and dealing with winding up petitions.

Accreditations

  • “…Well-rounded Counsel with a useful ability for offering incisive advice and quickly getting to the bottom of cases”

Education

  • LLB, First Class (London Metropolitan University)
  • MA (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Scholarships & Awards

  • Gray’s Inn Scholarship, 2009

Other Information

  • Away from the Bar, Hamed has a keen interest in design (particularly industrial design) and has been invited to act as a judge in design awards in the past. He enjoys following business, technology and ecommerce trends. Hamed also enjoys travel and has a particular interest in Japan.

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