Navjot Atwal has an extensive civil practice with a particular focus on commercial and business disputes, insolvency and professional negligence. He has Court of Appeal experience and regularly appears in the Companies Court and Bankruptcy Court in addition to other divisions of the High Court.
Navjot practices in all types of commercial and business cases with an emphasis on claims involving partnership disputes and commercial contract disputes. He has been involved in disputes involving the sale of goods (including disputes relating to title) and contractual claims raising agency, guarantee, misrepresentation, duress and breach of fiduciary duty issues. He has particular experience of claims involving Commercial Agency agreements.
Navjot has further experience of all types of property disputes. He has particular experience of acting in claims involving possession of commercial property, forfeiture (and relief from forfeiture) and renewals and terminations under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954.
He regularly appears in individual bankruptcy and corporate insolvency cases including: administrations, liquidations, wrongful trading, fraudulent trading and misfeasance claims. He has expertise in proceedings against directors under the Company Director Disqualification Act (CDDA).
Navjot has wide-ranging experience in professional liability work including claims against accountants, solicitors, engineers, architects, surveyors and financial advisers
Navjot has extensive experience of claims arising out of accidents occurring abroad. He frequently appears in cases for and against all of the major tour operators and advises on jurisdictional questions, foreign law and standards, upon package travel claims and upon liability under the Athens and Montreal conventions.
In addition to his specialist areas, Navjot regularly appears on behalf of and against a range of Caribbean and other Commonwealth governments in civil and criminal cases in the Privy Council.
Before joining chambers Navjot worked as an intern at the European Commission in Brussels dealing with internal market policy within the European Union. He also worked as a parliamentary researcher in the House of Commons.
Navjot is a Sunley, Hardwicke and Cassel scholar of Lincoln’s Inn.
Navjot has been published in the Solicitors Journal and regularly contributes to client bulletins produced by Chambers.
Navjot is recommended in the Legal 500 directory, and his clients describe him as 'charming and articulate, and very knowledgeable in his specialist areas'.
LLB (First Class); LLM (with Merit) (Commercial and Corporate Law) University College, London