Commercial Law

Mukhtiar’s commercial practice includes breach of contract; insolvency; professional negligence; and company and partnership law. Large parts of his commercial practice overlap with employment disputes, particularly restraint of trade, confidential information and director/shareholder disputes.

His commercial practice includes:

  • Contract (particularly building and construction disputes);
  • Insolvency
  • Professional Negligence
  • Company and Partnership Law.
  • There is also an overlap with employment disputes, particularly restraint of trade, confidential information and director/shareholder disputes.

Recent cases

  • Re M: without notice injunction (settled on the return date) successfully restraining the winding up of a small football club where there was a genuine dispute over the alleged debt for development work carried out at the ground. The defence included an alleged non-disclosed conflict of interest in the construction company by the club’s former finance director.
  • C v B [2016] EWHC 3567 (QB): appeal against the striking out, on limitation grounds, of a counterclaim to a possession claim for knowing assistance to a breach of trust involving secured loans used to invest in a Ponzi scheme. Mr Justice Mitting stated, “She is now represented on a Direct Access basis by Mr Mukhtiar Singh who has presented her case with moderation and realism. I am grateful to him, as she should be as well”.
  • EE v HF & 2 other companies: claim on behalf of a specialist environmental clearance company who undertook work as part of the development of a petrol station to residential properties. The Defendants ran defences involving privity and agency, but ultimately conceded on the day of trial.
  • V v A: acted on behalf of the Defendant denying the existence of a number of loans; the Claimant withdrew his claim at the end of the first day of trial.
  • D v H: on the day of trial, successfully negotiated settlement in a claim under s.14 of the Sale of Goods Act 1979, for rescission and damages involving the purchase of a defective vehicle.
  • Bowie v Bowie: 4-day multi-track trial involving an alleged loan of £200,000 to a sibling; successfully defended the case and obtained costs on an indemnity basis.
  • T v S: 4-day multi-track trial involving claims and counterclaims for breach of contract and unjust enrichment, where the dispute was over the completion of renovation works and a failure to execute a commercial lease.
  • G v V: 2-day multi-track trial involving a substantial loan and a counterclaim for breach of a partnership agreement, which thereafter resulted in protracted enforcement proceedings.
  • Murray v Adams & Adams: successfully obtained summary judgment on behalf of the Claimant in a dispute against guarantor Defendants concerning a failed overseas investment.
  • Parking Eye v Barnett: successful application, with costs, to set aside default judgment entered for breach of contract. Argued implied terms could be incorporated thus the Defendant had a real prospect of defending the claim.
  • B v H: 3-day fast track trial involving a claim for misrepresentation, breach of contract and non-acceptance under the Sale of Goods Act 1979.

If you require any of the above services, please contact Mukhtiar today to discuss your circumstances