Ayesha Salim

Ayesha Salim:

Legal Director

Ayesha specialises in commercial litigation and arbitration, acting for and advising clients ranging from private individuals to multinational companies in relation to:

  • contractual disputes
  • shareholder disputes
  • partnership disputes
  • joint venture disputes
  • professional negligence claims
  • agents' commission claims
  • contentious trust and estate disputes
  • commercial agency disputes
  • enforcement of intellectual property rights

Ayesha has extensive experience of ADR including mediation.

Recent work

  • acting in relation to a dispute between partners in relation to a former hotel development and operation partnership with assets in excess of £200m
  • acting in the High Court and Court of Appeal for a consortium of three leading property agents in the matter of Savills & Others v. Favermead Limited in connection with a claim for professional fees upon their introduction to the sale of the third most expensive house ever sold in the UK
  • acting in relation to the recoupment of substantial overpayments made over many years to a barrister in the case of Legal Services Commission v. Henthorn. The case, run as a test case, was successful in the Court of Appeal resulting in the ability for the client to recover further very substantial overpayments
  • acting for a multinational company in connection with claims in relation to breaches of warranties relating to standards of service, and in relation to disputes with its joint venture partners. Coordinating proceedings in multiple jurisdictions including Australia, Italy, Spain, Brazil, and India
  • securing injunctive relief for a multinational company in its claims against previous employees and new employers in connection with the use of confidential information, failure to return physical property, and copyright infringement
  • acting for a number of agents in connection with claims for commission; securing freezing orders in relation to the proceeds of sale of properties and disclosure orders. Also acting for principals to defend such claims
  • acting in disputes between joint venture partners in connection with property holding and development businesses
  • acting in a claim in professional negligence against solicitors and claims against two prior purchasers in sub-sales for breach of the covenant to title and their respective solicitors for breach of undertakings and misuse of trust monies
  • acting in a claim against an architect for failing to secure appropriate planning permission for a multi-million pound development property resulting in the requirement for a partial rebuild
  • acting in a claim against three firms of solicitors for failings in their advice in relation to a materially defective lease
  • acting in a claim against a financial advisor in relation to negligent advice given in relation to a film development investment scheme
  • acting for, amongst others, a sportswear manufacturer in relation to claims in respect of copyright and trademark infringement