Adil Mohamedbhai


Year of Call: 2010

a true mega brain and a brilliant member of any legal team - a must have Junior.

The Legal 500

Practice Overview

Adil has a broad commercial chancery practice. He has particular expertise in high-value, multi-jurisdictional commercial, civil fraud, offshore and trust disputes. He is recognised by the main directories (Legal 500, Chambers UK Bar, Chambers Global and Who’s Who Legal) as a leading junior in civil fraud, commercial, commercial chancery, offshore and trust work. He has been described as having “a brilliant and strategic legal mind” and “a must have Junior” who “brings to the table a razor-sharp intellect and a collegiate approach”. Adil was selected by Legal 500 as one of the top ten commercial barristers under eight years' call in both 2016 and 2017 and has since been ranked by Who's Who Legal as one of the three most highly regarded juniors at the English Bar for civil fraud work.

Adil acts both as sole counsel and junior counsel as part of a team of barristers. In addition to regular appearances in both the Chancery Division and the Commercial Court, Adil has appeared in the Court of Appeal and the UK Supreme Court. He also has substantial experience appearing in, or assisting with, arbitrations and cases in other jurisdictions, including Bermuda, the Cayman Islands, Jersey, Guernsey, the Bahamas, Mauritius and Malta. He has developed a particular expertise in private international law issues. 

In 2021, he was the lead junior for the defendant Trustees in Wong v Grand View PTC & others, believed to be one of the largest ever civil claims brought in a common law court. The trial lasted six months.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Adil qualified as a solicitor at Freshfields, where he was involved in a broad range of transactional and contentious work (including public and private M&A deals, IPOs, share buybacks, rights issues and corporate restructurings). He is therefore very familiar with "City" work.

During 2009 - 2010, Adil was appointed as one of the first judicial assistants to the Justices of the UK Supreme Court, where he worked for Lords Rodger and Brown.

News & Events

  • News

    Serle Court has 8 barristers appearing in the JCPC in one of the most important trust cases in recent years

    The matter of Grand View Private Trust Company and another v Wong and others (Bermuda) No 1 and No 2 ... Read More

    News

    Chambers Global Guide 2022

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked as a set in the following practice areas... Read More

  • Events

    Contentious Trade Mark Registry Proceedings by Michael Edenborough QC

    Location: Read More

    Events

    Dubai Seminars - April 2018

    Location: Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre Read More

  • One of the smartest juniors at the chancery Bar. He is exceptionally focused with a brilliant legal mind.

    Who's Who Legal
  • One of the smartest people one can meet, a total star.

    The Legal 500
  • “Has a formidable intellect and work ethic to match, he is fantastic to work with and has excellent judgement.”

    Legal 500

Education & Qualifications

MA in Law, Girton College, University of Cambridge (Double First, ranked among the top five students)

LLM, Girton College, University of Cambridge (First)

Legal Practice Course (Distinction)

Memberships

Association of Partnership Practitioners

Chancery Bar Association

COMBAR

Languages

French (fluent), Creole (fluent), Gujrati (conversational), Hindi (conversational), Urdu (conversational)

BSB Registration

Adil Mohamedbhai appears on the BSB register as Fakhrudin Goolamhussen Mohamedbhai

VAT Number

141632735

Prizes

Joint highest grade in the Competition Law paper in the University of Cambridge LLM in 2003 – 2004
Cambridge Commonwealth Trust Scholarship, 2003
Hauser Global Scholarship (to attend NYU; scholarship committee chaired by the President of the International Court of Justice), 2003
The Margaret Hastings Prize, Girton College, University of Cambridge, 2003
The Sir Henry Tomkinson Scholarship, Girton College, University of Cambridge, 2001 – 2004
The Thomas & Elizabeth Walton Award, Girton College, University of Cambridge, 2001 – 2004
The Squire Scholarship, University of Cambridge, 2001 – 2003

News & Events

  • News

    Serle Court has 8 barristers appearing in the JCPC in one of the most important trust cases in recent years

    The matter of Grand View Private Trust Company and another v Wong and others (Bermuda) No 1 and No 2 ... Read More

    News

    Chambers Global Guide 2022

    Serle Court is delighted to announce that chambers has been ranked as a set in the following practice areas... Read More

  • Events

    Contentious Trade Mark Registry Proceedings by Michael Edenborough QC

    Location: Read More

    Events

    Dubai Seminars - April 2018

    Location: Four Seasons Hotel Dubai International Financial Centre Read More