Ali Tabari
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Professional Liability Profile

Ali's fast-developing practice in this area mainly involves claims against solicitors, surveyors and IFAs, though has also involved allegations of substandard agronomy services and indemnity issues arising from property fires.

As well as running matters to trial, he is regularly instructed to provide early strategic advice, mindful of the commercial imperatives in insurance-backed work. Ali's sensible and common sense approach has persuaded clients to instruct him at numerous successful mediations and round-table meetings, and Ali intends to augment this area of his practice by qualifying as a mediator in September 2016.

Examples of his recent case-load are: led by Ed Pepperall QC in a large-scale action arising from a defective share sale; defended solicitors from allegations arising from property transactions, including alleged breaches of the Etridge guidance; acting for a claimant against solicitors who negligently handled his litigation; defending an IFA from allegations of inappropriately risky investment advice; acting for solicitors claiming contributions from another firm in respect of their own liability for breach of trust; advising clients on a claim against surveyors for losses arising from negligent property valuations.


  • 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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    • Ali's recent experience includes:

      • Led by Ed Pepperall QC in a large-scale action arising from a defective share sale agreement
      • Defending an IFA from allegations of unduly risky investment advice
      • Advising on a solicitor's liability for a client whose rape conviction was overturned on appeal to the Court of Appeal
      • Representing claimants in proceedings against a solicitor for advice given in residential and commercial property transactions
      • Advising in relation to firms of solicitors who had allegedly breached the Etridge guidelines when dealing with homeowners giving security to a bank

  • Specialist-Areas

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  • Qualifications-and-Appointments

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      • LLB (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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