Ali Tabari
Call: 2006
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Commercial Fraud & Asset Tracing Profile

Ali's practice regularly involves allegations of fraudulent conduct, whether within his areas of specialism or within core commercial litigation, and he has a sound grasp of the strategic and commercial considerations in this increasingly prevalent area of work. Ali's collaborative and hands-on approach suits the often time-pressured circumstances of obtaining necessary interim relief.

Ali is fully conversant with the tools needed to take early steps, particularly on behalf of the claimant, and is regularly instructed to obtain ex parte injunctive relief, including worldwide freezing orders, Norwich Pharmacal Orders and passport orders. 

He has been recently instructed in cases involving sophisticated employee frauds, sham trusts of land, fraudulent use of trust funds, application of the proceeds of crime, numerous allegations of deceit and breaches of fiduciary duty by company directors, and fraudulent applications for grants from public funds. 

He has delivered seminars to the Midlands Fraud Forum and professional clients on the topic of piercing the corporate veil.


  • What-the-Directories-Say

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      • "Very incisive, thorough and great to work with.", "Technically sound and very commercially minded.", "He is a pleasure to deal with and has a splendid manner with clients and witnesses alike." and"He's very commercial, efficient and thorough in his approach." "He is fabulous at building a rapport with clients – he offers clear advice in everyday language and is always one step ahead." - Chambers UK 2019
      • “Very personable, nimble on his feet, concise and pragmatic.” - Legal 500 2019
      • "He's very well versed in his subject area and an impressive advocate. He's able to put the client at ease with his confident grasp of the subject material and he comes up with inventive suggestions for maximising the best result at trial." "He is very approachable, responsive and friendly. It's a real pleasure working with him." - Chambers UK 2018
      • "He is able to deal with tricky opponents and offers sensible, commercial advice." "Ali is a pleasure to work with, he is really personable and always makes time for his clients." - Chambers UK 2018
      • "A highly skilled and persuasive advocate." - Legal 500 UK 2017
      • "He works immensely hard. A very bright and persuasive advocate with excellent knowledge." "He is absolutely fantastic, he gives such good, measured advice and has a good way of explaining things to clients in ways which they can understand." - Chambers UK 2017
      • "He has a fantastic ability to break down complex legal ideas; he is pragmatic, sensible and exceptional on his feet." - Legal 500 2016
      • "Has a knack for getting to the root of an issue quickly." - Legal 500 2015
      • "A very good up-and-coming junior." - Legal 500 2014
      • Highly commended - Legal Week’s Stars of the Bar 2013

  • Recent-Experience

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      • Acting for an employer against two ex-employees alleged to have committed a substantial and sophisticated fraud (listed for 9-day High Court trial in 2019). The Claim involved obtaining and extending a Freezing Order, resisting its discharge, and an application for permission to bring contempt proceedings;
      • Acting for a local authority against a company and its director arising from an allegedly fraudulent application for a grant of public funds (listed for 8-day trial in 2019);
      • Acting for an invoice factoring financier in a dispute involving allegations of fraudulent invoicing and the applicability of two personal guarantees;
      • Acting for an employer in obtaining Norwich Pharmacal relief against several banks in advance of issuing a claim against two fraudulent ex-employees
      • Acting for a defendant facing an action to set aside judgments in his favour on the grounds that they were procured by fraud

  • Reported-Cases

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      • Chatha v Uppal [2012] EWHC 2150 (Ch)
      • Eleftheriou v Costi [2013] EWHC 2168 (Ch)

  • Specialist-Areas

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  • Qualifications-and-Appointments

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      • LL.B (Hons), Dunelm
      • BVC (Very Competent), Nottingham Law School

  • Professional-Associations

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      • Midland Chancery and Commercial Bar Association (MCCBA)
      • ADR Group

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