Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales
Called to the Bar of England and Wales
Queen Mary, University of London: Pursuing LLM in international dispute resolution
College of Law: Passed the Qualified Lawyers’ Transfer Test
Inns of Court School of Law: Bar Vocational Course
City University, London: Law, LLB (Hons)
Native in English and Bengali and proficient in Arabic
Clients praise Khaled for his impeccable record in winning disputes for his clients and recommend him highly for his niche charity law practice
- Muslim Lawyers Action Group
- Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Arbitrators
- The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
- Founding committee member of Arab Legal Forum
- Member, LCIA Young International Arbitration Group, ICC Young Arbitrators’ Forum and Young International Council of Commercial Arbitration
Khaled qualified as a barrister in 2007. He started his legal career at the heart of the UK Government working as a legal adviser at the Cabinet Office. He advised ministers, peers and MPs on charity law.
In 2011, Khaled joined Herbert Smith Freehills, an international law firm working in its Dubai and Doha offices including a secondment in the in-house legal team at Visa’s Middle East Headquarters in Dubai. In 2013, Khaled qualified as a solicitor and specialised in international arbitration at City law firm, Clyde & Co in its London offices gaining experience of high value, complex international arbitration and dispute resolution matters.
Khaled’s practice spans all areas of dispute resolution, international arbitration, reputation management and charity law.
Outside of work, Khaled is a Labour Councillor in Haringey and a member of Labour’s highest disciplinary body, National Constitutional Committee. He often adjudicates complex disciplinary cases.
- Charity Law
- Reputation Management
- Dispute Resolution
- International Arbitration
Examples of representative experience
- Indian Oil Company v Ministry of Oil & Minerals of a Middle East Government (ICC Arbitration: US$30 million value) – Defended a contractual claim arising out of a Production Sharing Agreement. Khaled drafted majority of the written submissions i.e. Rejoinder and Reply to Counterclaim, Statement of Defence and Counterclaim, Application for Interim Relief and Answer to the Request for Arbitration. Expertly handled parallel satellite proceedings in four separate jurisdictions
- Chinese Construction Company v Middle East Government (ICSID Arbitration) – Responded to claims brought against Client for alleged Treaty violations valued at US$200million. Helped the Client select members of the Tribunal, instructed external counsel (Toby Landau QC and Amy Sander), produced research memoranda on jurisdictional objections to advise the Client, prepared for and attended procedural hearing with the Tribunal in London and reviewed large volumes of documents on construction claims
- Ministry of Oil & Minerals of a Middle East Government v Canadian Oil Company (ICC Arbitration valued at US$1billion) – Claim for contractual breaches at the end of a 20-year Production Sharing Agreement. Took the lead role to prepare for and attend a Procedural Hearing in Paris with Government Ministers representing the Client and external legal counsel (Rupert Choat and Rebecca Sabben-Clare QC). Interviewed experts and assisted them to draft expert reports on infrastructure claims and well integrity issues. Interviewed witnesses and drafted their statements.
- Kuwaiti investment house v UK based Software Company (Contractual dispute): Khaled was instructed by the Kuwaiti investment house which was owed £450,000 by the software company. He negotiated a settlement agreement with the UK software company for part payment of the debt. It was in breach of the settlement agreement. He successfully won a bankruptcy petition against the debtor and appointed Mazars as Insolvency Practitioner.
- Dispute between shareholders (Contractual dispute): Khaled represented a client who was wrongfully ejected by the joint shareholder from the business that they bought for £600,000.
- Coffee Shop owner v Landlord (Forfeiture of lease): Khaled represented the coffee shop owner whose lease was forfeited by the landlord for rent arrears. He successfully argued in the Particulars of Claim that the landlord had in fact waived its right to forfeiture forcing the landlord to re-open his client’s café before any Court hearing. Khaled has won damages for his client in the Central London County Court along with all of his costs.
- Construction company v Perfume company (Contractual dispute): Khaled represented the perfume company and negotiated a very favourable settlement for his client in a dispute involving the following issues: (i) breaches of SRA’s Code of Conduct and the pre-action protocol for construction and engineering disputes by the construction company’s solicitors (ii) professional negligence arising from a breach of the Supply of Goods and Services Act 1982, (iii) tort of misrepresentation and (iv) health and safety laws.
- Consulting company v Recruitment consultant (Contractual dispute): Acted for the consulting company’s sole director in a dispute over the non-payment of circa £60,000 by the recruitment consultant claiming that it was insolvent. Khaled secured a settlement agreement and payment plan for his client. Issues involved were: (i) breach of contract, (ii) insolvency, (iii) piercing the veil of corporation and personal liability of directors.
- Dispute between directors: Khaled represented two executive directors of a company in a dispute with the sole shareholder and non-executive director of the company involving the following issues: (i) intellectual property, (ii) constructive dismissal of employees, (iii) defamation and (iv) corporate abuse.
- Advising Human Aid as its legal counsel on all charity law issues especially a statutory inquiry with the Charity Commission, ongoing disputes various stakeholders and dealing with contractual and employment law matters.
- Acting for Biswanath Probashi Education Trust on a contentious matter between its trustees and making a number of applications to the Charity Commission.
- Represented a mosque on reputation management with advice on defamation and a Charity Commission investigation.
- Advised a number of new charities and helped them to register as a Charitable Incorporated Organisation such as the Zay Initiative, an arts and heritage charity, Afghan Education and Welfare Trust and Al-Insaan Foundation.
- Advised a youth charity on issues raised by a trustee and carried out an investigation into allegations made by the trustee.
- Represented the Muslim Patel Burial Trust on a contentious matter related to Covid-19.
- Advised the East London Mosque Trust on recruitment of volunteers to help with the washing of dead bodies due to Covid-19.
- Represented a major charity which was the subject of a campaign of slander and libel
- Acted for a household charity which was the subject of defamation on a popular website which Khaled managed to take down
- Represented a politician against a claim for defamation by raising a series of robust defences
- Advised a membership organisation which was the subject of libel on social media.