Kamal Majevadia

Kamal Majevadia

Head of Department,Partner
Banking & Finance , Debt Recovery , Dispute Resolution , Insolvency

Tel: 0121 698 2200
Office: Birmingham


About Kamal Majevadia

Kamal specialises in all types of insolvency, commercial disputes, commercial litigation and financial recoveries.

Helping clients to:

  • Restructure in order to carry on trading
  • Administrations and insolvency disputes
  • International disputes
  • Professional Negligence claims against professionals to include solicitors, accountants, financial advisors
  • Financial recoveries
  • Advising directors on personal liabilities and consequences of insolvency
  • Financial Services litigation
    • Claims against banks
    • Miss-selling
    • Breach of covenant claims
    • Guarantee claims
  • Probate disputes
    • Inheritance tax claims
    • Trusts disputes
    • Claims against trustees

Kamal advises and works with the following client sectors:

  • Financial institutions including;
    • Banks Building societies
    • Secondary lenders
    • Insolvency Practitioners
    • Businesses, ranging from SMEs right through to Multinationals International organisations and Off Shore companies

 

Recent Cases

  • Lead partner in the disposal of assets for the administrators of First Quench Ltd (Threshers etc). Kamal led the Sydney Mitchell team in the disposal of a large number of retail units as quickly and cost effectively as possible.
  • The administration of a group of waste companies, including landfill site and recycling plant. This involved the Environment Agency and effected local and national issues.
  • Contractual dispute between a UK supplier and a Dubai national telecoms company.
  • Variety of SWAP miss-selling claims.
  • Multi-million pound probate estate with assets in multiple jurisdiction.
  • Dissolution of working men's club.
  • Miss-selling of investment of iron ore in Peru Acting for Russian beneficiary through their off shore companies in multi-million pound dispute over loan notes.
  • Various Inheritance Act claims
  • Claim against solicitors for negligent advice
  • Successfully advised on alleged hidden swap in a fixed rate loan
  • Various trust disputes

What our clients say

"I truly appreciate everyone's efforts in completing the transaction very quickly. Everyone was a pleasure to work with and should I be asked to recommend any Solicitors in the UK, Sydney Mitchell will be at the top of the list."
Knoxford Ltd

"We were impressed with Kam from the moment he walked into the room. His professional, friendly, but no nonsense approach was perfect. He grasped the complicated family dynamics surrounding the claim against us, vehement rebuttal of it and our suggested defence immediately.

He explained options regarding the nature of our response in simple terms, very quickly agreeing the wording  there and then. Two letters and only this one meeting saw the claim against us emphatically defeated.

Kam was very professional, concise and gave sound and effective advice. We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him and his team at Sydney Mitchell."

What the Directories say

In the Commercial Litigation section of the 2014 Legal 500, Kam is referred to as 'very effective in international matters'. He is recommended for Insolvency and Corporate Recovery and is recognised as leading Sydney Mitchell's contentious trusts and probate practice where he is 'an expert in estates which include cross-border assets'.

The 2013 Legal 500 recommends Kam in the Dispute Resolution section and comments on his 'concise and solutions-driven advice' in the Finance section.

The 2012 Legal 500 refers to Kam as 'very commercial and helpful'.

In the Legal 500 2011, Kamal is referred to as "highly rated" and is attributed with jointly leading the Dispute Resolution team. He is also recognised as leading the Insolvency and Corporate Recovery Team at Sydney Mitchell.

Legal 500 2010, Insolvency and Corporate Recovery. 'At Sydney Mitchell, Kamal Majevadia is appreciated as 'commercial'. 'The team was appointed to deal with the disposal of assets arising out of the first Quench Retailing Services (in administration) (Threshers Group)'.

Legal 500 2010, Commercial Litigation. 'Sydney Mitchell's team acted for two defendants on a claim for breach of fiduciary duty. Dean Parnell and Kamal Majevadia jointly head the department'.

Legal 500 2009, 'In 2009, Sydney Mitchell was one of only two firms to be appointed to the Midlands insolvency panel by Allied Irish Bank. Kamal Majevadia is very active'.

Kamal is recognised for his expertise in the Legal 500 for insolvency and corporate recovery where the insolvency team's reputation is highlighted as 'having a significant reputation'.

Career History

2006 - Sydney Mitchell 2003-2006 - Hadens/Ansons 1997-2003 - Wragge & Co 1997 - Qualified as a Solicitor 1995-1997 - Trained at Tollers

Education

  • Queen Elizabeth's Boys' School, Barnet
  • De Montfort University
  • Chester Law School

Languages

Gujarati

Memberships and Offices held

Member of R3 and recent speaker at its SPG conference on mis-selling of SWAPs.

Interests and Hobbies

In his spare time Kamal enjoys Golf, Tennis and Rugby. He is an active member of Knowle and Dorridge Round Table running charitable events in his local community

Lexcel Practice Management Standard Birmingham Law Firm of the Year for 2011 Resolution Collaborative Family Lawyer The Law Society Accredited in Family Law UK Legal 500 2016 Conveyancing Quality Scheme