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RAM LAKSHMAN

Call: 2020   

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Practice Overview

Ram joined Chambers in September 2021 upon successful completion of his pupillage. His pupil supervisors were Benjamin Faulkner, Thomas Robinson, Emer Murphy, James Walmsley, Jack Watson and Tom Roscoe. Ram is building a broad practice across all of Chambers’ core practice areas, including trusts, property, pensions, insolvency, company law and commercial disputes. He is regularly instructed in his own right in both the High Court and the County Court.

Ram obtained a First Class law degree from the University of Oxford and went on to obtain a Distinction in the BCL. He received prizes for achieving the best results in his year in five separate modules (including both commercial law and trusts) as well as the best overall results across the law moderations exams. He also won the University’s largest undergraduate mooting competition.

Ram went on to obtain an Outstanding grade on the bar course, supported by an advocacy scholarship from BPP Law School and a Prince of Wales scholarship from Gray’s Inn. Prior to coming to the bar, Ram also taught and examined the law of trusts at two Oxford colleges.

Recent examples of notable work include:

  • Appeared successfully (against senior junior counsel) in the High Court, obtaining final charging orders over four properties. 
  • Acting as junior counsel to Jonathan Hilliard QC advising trustees in relation to various issues arising out of divorce proceedings.
  • Assisting Alan Gourgey QC and Harris Bor acting for the Defendant in a substantial commercial dispute relating to the payment of a success fee.
  • Appeared successfully in resisting an application to stay the enforcement of a warrant of possession.
  • Appeared successfully on behalf of High Court Enforcement Officers, defending a claim for harassment.
  • Assisting Jack Watson in contentious bankruptcy proceedings, which are due to culminate in a four day High Court trial in December.
  • Appeared successfully as sole counsel in a bankruptcy petition in the High Court.
  • (As a pupil) assisted Tom Robinson and Henry Legge QC in Punter Southall Governance Services Ltd v Hazlett [2021] EWHC 1652, the leading case on forfeiture and limitation in relation to claims to pension arrears.

Ram accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ main practice areas and is equally comfortable being instructed in his own right or as part of a larger team.