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Rohit Ralleigh

Solicitor


Career Summary

Rohit has worked in commercial litigation since 2009. He qualified in 2012 at a London firm and joined Zaiwalla & Co in 2013. He acts for commercial clients and high net worth individuals at High Court and Court of Appeal level and has significant experience of freezing injunctions. He has also acted for clients in the employment tribunal. Rohit is used to acting for international clients with his current cases involving business people from India, the UAE, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Kazakhstan and the United States.

Cases

  • Kazakhstan Kagazy Plc V Zhunus [2014] EWCA Civ 381 – acted for a Kazakh company in successfully resisting a challenge in the Court of Appeal to the granting of a £72m worldwide freezing injunction against two former shareholders.
  • Kaneria v Kaneria (2015) (unreported) acted for a successful respondent to an unfair prejudice petition relating to the shareholding of a 4-star London Hotel. The trial lasted for 21 days.
  • Mahtani v Sippy [2013] EWCA Civ 1820 cited in the White Book as an authority on the imposition of conditions on an appeal and on the general principles governing the granting of a stay.
  • Acted for an international hotel group in a claim for substantial damages against a bank;
  • Acted for a high net worth businessman in a multimillion pound claim against two high net worth defendants;

Specialist areas

  • Has developed expertise in international commercial disputes involving worldwide freezing injunctions,
  • Civil fraud,
  • Company matters including unfair prejudice petitions.
  • Has experience in personal and corporate insolvency matters.

Languages

  • English
  • Basic/conversational Japanese.

Awards/Scholarships

  • Sweet & Maxwell Prize, Brunel University.

Professional Memberships

  • Solicitor of England and Wales
  • Indian Maritime Association

Education

  • Bachelors in Economics, University of Manchester,
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction), Brunel University.
  • Legal Practice Course, BPP Law School.