Ajay practises across all the main areas of Chambers' work. This includes Commercial, Financial Services, Public & Regulatory, Civil Liberties & Human Rights, Employment, EU & Competition and Professional Discipline. 

In 2015-16, Ajay was seconded to the Enforcement Division of the Financial Conduct Authority for seven months.  Further, Ajay has recently been appointed as a Specialist Adviser to the Treasury Select Committee to assist a team led by Andrew Green QC in the provision of advice to the Committee on an ongoing basis.

Before coming to the Bar, Ajay taught the law of trusts at University College London. His research on the law of unjust enrichment has been published as part of an edited collection by Hart Publishing. He has given conference papers in London and as an invited speaker at All Souls College, Oxford.

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Commercial

Ajay accepts instructions in all areas of commercial litigation. 

He has been involved in a broad range of commercial matters spanning High Court litigation, large-scale arbitrations and advisory work. He has gained particular experience of multi-jurisdictional disputes.

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Financial Services

Ajay accepts instructions in all areas of financial services litigation. 

In 2015-16, Ajay was seconded to the Enforcement Division of the Financial Conduct Authority for seven months. He advised on a wide range of investigative and sanctioning powers as well as matters concerning the Senior Managers and Certification Regime and its implementation. Further, Ajay was involved in diverse enforcement policy work including the ongoing review of the FCA penalties policy and a recently published consultation paper proposing inter alia a new procedure for partly-contested proceedings before the Regulatory Decisions Committee. 

Ajay has been appointed as a Specialist Adviser to the Treasury Select Committee to assist a team led by Andrew Green QC in the provision of advice to the Committee on an ongoing basis. In this capacity, Ajay co-authored a review of Maxwellisation (i.e. the process by which those who stand to be criticised in a public report are given an opportunity to respond to the proposed criticisms prior to publication). The report was published in November 2016 and is available here.

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Public & Regulatory

Ajay has gained wide experience of public law and judicial review challenges, acting for both claimants and defendants. He has also worked on cases for and against regulators in a variety of sectors. 

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Civil Liberties & Human Rights

Ajay accepts instructions in all areas of civil liberties and human rights litigation. 

During his seven-month secondment working in the Enforcement Division of the Financial Conduct Authority, Ajay regularly considered and advised on the application of human rights principles to the exercise of investigative powers. 

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Employment

Ajay accepts instructions in all areas of employment litigation. 

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EU & Competition

Ajay accepts instructions in all areas of EU and competition matters. He has a broad range of experience in this area, including cases with a significant public international law element.

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Professional Discipline

Ajay accepts instructions in all areas of professional discipline. 

Ajay’s experience of regulatory matters in the field of financial services is set out above. Ajay has also gained wide experience of healthcare regulation.

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Achievements

Education

BA (Hons) Law (Cantab., Starred First, top of year)

Prizes & Scholarships

  • Peter Taylor Scholarship (Inner Temple, 2014)
  • Vinerian Scholarship for best overall performance on BCL (Oxford University, 2013)
  • John Morris Prize for the Conflict of Laws (Oxford University, 2013)
  • Peter Birks Prize for the Law of Unjust Enrichment (Oxford University, 2013)
  • Michael and Judith Beloff Scholarship (Trinity College, Oxford, 2013)
  • Slaughter and May Prize for top first in the year (Cambridge University, 2012)
  • Clifford Chance David Gottlieb Prize for top first in the year (Cambridge University, 2011)  
  • Sweet and Maxwell Prize for top first in the year (Cambridge University, 2010)
  • George Long Prize for Jurisprudence (Cambridge University, 2011)
  • ECS Wade Prize for Constitutional Law (Cambridge University, 2010)
  • Glanville Williams Prize for Criminal Law (Cambridge University, 2010)
  • George Long Prize for Civil Law (Cambridge University, 2010)

Publications

  • 'The Unity of Pre-Receipt and Post-Receipt Detriment'  in  Andrew Dyson,  James  Goudkamp and Frederick Wilmot-Smith (eds), Defences in Unjust  Enrichment (Hart  Publishing,  December 2015)

Other relevant experience

Treasury Select Committee 

Ajay has been appointed as a Specialist Adviser to the Treasury Select Committee to assist a team led by Andrew Green QC in the provision of advice to the Committee on an ongoing basis. 

Pro Bono Legal Work

Ajay works with the Free Representation Unit and has undertaken seven cases ranging across social security and employment law. He has represented claimants in social security entitlement appeals and defendants in claims to the repayment of allegedly overpaid benefits.

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