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Niran de Silva KC

Silk: 2021 | Call: 1997

Barrister

"He is very clear in his opinions on the merits of a claim and clients are very pleased with his advice."

Chambers & Partners 2022

"He is an ex-broker so I always feel very comfortable in the knowledge that he has all the background and context needed, and he is very easy-going but he also very forensic in the way that he can grapple with large amounts of evidence. On his feet he is incredibly impressive and he has such a good knowledge of all the paperwork, even when there is a lot of it."

Chambers & Partners 2022

"He is very user-friendly, very efficient and incredibly helpful with short time-frames."

Chambers & Partners 2022

"An excellent choice for employment/commercial cross-over work."

Legal 500 2022

“Very responsive and has an excellent, commercial approach and an engaging client manner." "Extremely thorough and always goes the extra mile to assist."

Chambers and Partners 2020

Niran de Silva KC

"He is very clear in his opinions on the merits of a claim and clients are very pleased with his advice."

Chambers & Partners 2022

"He is an ex-broker so I always feel very comfortable in the knowledge that he has all the background and context needed, and he is very easy-going but he also very forensic in the way that he can grapple with large amounts of evidence. On his feet he is incredibly impressive and he has such a good knowledge of all the paperwork, even when there is a lot of it."

Chambers & Partners 2022

"He is very user-friendly, very efficient and incredibly helpful with short time-frames."

Chambers & Partners 2022

"An excellent choice for employment/commercial cross-over work."

Legal 500 2022

“Very responsive and has an excellent, commercial approach and an engaging client manner." "Extremely thorough and always goes the extra mile to assist."

Chambers and Partners 2020

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Niran is a leading barrister, specialising in commercial and employment law with a particular expertise in applications for interim injunctive relief.

He was nominated for Chambers & Partners ‘Employment Junior of the Year 2019’.

Having worked as an equity derivatives broker in the City, Niran has a good understanding of complex financial products and financial services regulation and is regularly instructed in disputes in the financial services sector. In particular, he has been instructed in numerous restrictive covenant and whistleblowing cases in this area.

He has a reputation for his robust advocacy and sound commercial judgment with particular expertise in disputes involving LLPs and directors’ duties.

Niran regularly acts in commercial disputes between companies, including having appeared in the leading cases on the entitle­ment of utility companies to recover the costs of repairing negligent damage to their networks.

He is described as follows in professional guides: 

An excellent choice for employment/commercial cross-over work.” Legal 500 2022

“Very responsive and has an excellent, commercial approach and an engaging client manner.” “Extremely thorough and always goes the extra mile to assist.” Chambers and Partners 2020 

“Extremely bright and tactical in his approach. He wins trust quickly and is brilliant to work with. He is an extremely experienced advocate in court.” “Clever, committed and commercial.” Chambers and Partners 2019 

“Very personable and very approachable. He has a very good Court manner. Fantastic” Chambers and Partners 2018 

“A commercial and employment specialist, who is praised for his acuity and understanding of the law, as well as for his presentation and advocacy before the tribunal. He is particularly adept at handling disputes in the financial services sector.” “He is very articulate, very persuasive and takes a sensible approach to the evidence in a case – he doesn’t take unnecessary points.” “He is thorough and to the point.” Chambers and Partners 2017

Employee Competition and High Court Injunctions

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Commercial Arbitration

Commercial Litigation

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