Stuart Southall

14th July 2016

Chartered Legal Executive Commissioner for Oaths Allied Member of the Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys Accredited Civil & Chancery Mediator FA Registered Intermediary (IMS004174) Since completion of his undergraduate law degree [which also encompassed Psychology, Sociology and Criminology] in the early 2000’s, Stuart has secured experience in a wide range of niche and boutique practices. This has enabled him to obtain not only a wide range of knowledge in areas such as litigation, sports, media and Intellectual Property but it has also exposed him to a wide range of principals and client matters which have helped him substantively develop his client skill set and his approach to the practice of law. Stuart undertook an LLM in Intellectual Property from Southampton Solent University in 2001. On completion of his LLM, Stuart spent time working in Washington DC for an Attorney who was also Washington DC’s Shadow Senator. This enabled Stuart to work closely with the Senator’s Chief of Staff and Legal Affairs whilst appearing in the Superior Court of Washington DC undertaking advocacy [under the supervision of Senior admitted members of the DC bar] and working on class actions and as a “Guardian Ad Lidem”. After just over 12 months of working in DC, Stuart returned home where he worked for the Law Society before returning to America  in 2005 where he worked for 13 months for a boutique litigation practice in New York City until he returned home in May 2006. Following his return, Stuart joined, trained and qualified with one of the largest regional practices in the West Midlands undertaking a full range of Commercial and Chancery litigation. After 4 years with this practice, Stuart moved to another Legal 500 regional Midlands heavyweight where he specialised in Intellectual Property litigation. After a short stint with this practice, Stuart joined a leading Northampton practice where he returned to undertaking a full case load of Commercial and Chancery work. Stuart joined Edward Hands and Lewis Solicitors in January 2015 and thereafter acquired its commercial arm to make Southall Hathaway & Co LLP. Stuart now continues with his day to day practice of Commercial and Chancery litigation. However, within that practice Stuart regularly deals with Insolvency and Intellectual Property disputes. As such, Stuart’s clients regularly range from corporate entities to high net worth individuals covering a wide range of matters. These include but are not limited to, ‘soft’ Intellectual Property disputes (these being trade mark disputes, copyright disputes, breach of confidence and trust, database rights and registered designs), Shareholder and Partnership disputes, Film Scheme litigation, Banking litigation, Construction disputes, Class Actions and cross-jurisdiction litigation. Stuart also acts on behalf of Insolvency Practitioners in respect of recovering monies owed by Debtors and former Directors, Unfair Prejudice actions against Administrators, wrongful and/or fraudulent trading matters and assists in restructuring Companies. Stuart also acts as a Mediator and so works with Parties in trying to bring about a resolution to their dispute without the need (or minimising the need) of the Court. Stuart also assists the Corporate team in drafting documents where he utilises his litigious knowledge to try and reinforce the best position possible […]

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Jatinder Kandola

14th July 2016

Jatinder joined Southall Hathaway & Co LLP as a Principal Associate in September 2018 with over 15 years’ commercial property experience and became a Partner in September 2019. After completing her studies at University of Sheffield, she undertook her training contract at national firm Eversheds LLP before qualifying as a solicitor in 2003. She subsequently gained experience at Legal 100 firm Harvey Ingram Solicitors (now Shakespears) before spending five years as Head of Legal for a national ecclesiastical charity where she developed specialist knowledge and expertise in ecclesiastical property law. Her experience has enabled her to build substantial and in-depth experience in a broad range of commercial property transactions. Her interest and expertise is focussed on acquisitions and disposals, developing and letting property and land, working for developers, investors, owner occupiers, lenders and charities. She is adept at negotiating, drafting and agreeing complex commercial contracts including, agreements for lease, conditional contracts, s. 106 agreements, franchise and overage agreements. She has also advised a number of charities including schools on their charitable responsibilities and trust arrangements and has worked extensively with the Charity Commission. Jatinder prides herself on combining her eye for detail and technical expertise with an ability to take a practical and commercial view for the benefit of her clients. When not at work, Jatinder is a keen road cyclist and roller derby enthusiast!

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Richard Southall

14th July 2016

As a Barrister with over 35 years call in both leading Chambers and Private Practice (having been called in 1983) and a member of Middle Temple for over 35 years, Richard has developed a substantial practice in commercial litigation and dispute resolution. Whilst Richard has a particular specialism in Intellectual Property litigation, he also regularly acts for high net worth individuals and corporate clients, in the UK and overseas, on a wide range of complex disputes. These include contractual disputes, tortious interference, shareholder and partnership disputes, IP infringement, corporate and personal insolvency matters, regulatory and compliance matters, film scheme litigation and board level employment matters. Richard’s work with his overseas clients has resulted in him developing a specialism in overseas structures and asset management. His team’s most notable successes came in the ground breaking cases of Feetum & Ors (2006) 2BLCL 102 and Kahn v Dunlop Haywards (DHL) Ltd (2007) All ER (D) 244 QBD. Richard holds a Presidential Warrant entitling him to practice in Malta and he works closely with a leading firm of commercial and funds lawyers on the island. Richard’s recent experience includes: Commercial / contractual dispute resolution IP infringement Debt recovery Film scheme litigation Corporate and Personal Insolvency Regulatory and compliance matters Employment law Overseas structures and asset management

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Neusha Mazaher

14th July 2016

Neusha is a Solicitor-Advocate (Civil) who qualified in March 2019 into the Commercial Dispute Resolution Department at Southall Hathaway & Co LLP. Prior to and since her qualification, Neusha’s case load covers the broad range of Commercial & Chancery matters with a particular emphasis on breach of contract disputes, Shareholder disputes and Insolvency. Added to this, Neusha also represents landlords in respect of repossession proceedings (Section 8 and Section 21). As a Solicitor-Advocate, Neusha is able to represent her clients in all categories of the Court system whether on an interim application basis or at trial. Having worked on a matter from its inception is obviously advantageous as it enables Neusha to have a full understanding of the dispute which helps drive her to securing the best and most practical commercial outcome for her clients. From an education perspective, Neusha graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2014 where she obtained a 2:1. Thereafter, Neusha completed the Legal Practice Course on a part-time basis at De Montford University where she graduated with a Distinction. Whilst on the LPC, Neusha jointly won the award for the Best Overall Performance. During her Professional Skills course, Neusha passed the Higher Rights of Audience (civil) assessment which enabled her to be admitted as a Solicitor-Advocate on admission to the Roll. As a Solicitor-Advocate, Neusha is also a National Committe Member of SAHCA (Solicitors Association of Higher Courts Advocates). In July 2019, Neusha was seconded to the Law Office of Richard Bianco in Washington DC in order to extend her knowledge of international litigation and enhance her advocacy skills.

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Nikita Zinzuwadia

14th July 2016

Nikita is currently a Personal Assistant to the team. Niki offers assistance and support to the Firm’s litigation lawyers where she undertakes trial bundle preparation, prepares disclosure lists and attends Court to offer support to the firm’s advocates and Counsel. Additionally, Niki also assists the Property Partner with regards to leases and other associated property matters. In September 2019, Niki will move to being a paralegal with the firm where she will manage her own case load as she will be commencing her studies with the intention of qualifying as a Chartered Legal Executive where she intends to specialise in Commercial Dispute Resolution and Commercial Property.

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