Practice Summary

Salmaan specialises property law and has a particular interest in matters which intersect with commercial and chancery law. He does, however, accept instructions in all areas of Chambers’ work.

As a 2019 Pegasus Trust Scholar to the commercial litigation department of Rajah & Tann, Salmaan worked on a variety of corporate and partnership disputes involving breaches of trust and fiduciary duty, as well as knowing receipt and dishonest assistance.

Prior to coming to the Bar, Salmaan worked at PwC providing tax advice to high-net-worth individuals. He joined Chambers in 2018 upon successful completion of his pupillage, under the supervision of Justin Bates, Jonathan Manning, Toby Vanhegan, and Annette Cafferkey. During pupillage he gained exposure to the full spectrum of property law including possession proceedings and the various defences to it; disrepair and dilapidation claims; freehold covenants and leasehold disputes; homelessness appeals; EPA prosecutions; licensing; and injunctions. He now regularly appears for landlords and tenants alike in all manner of proceedings.

On a secondment to Gowling WLG, Salmaan acted for institutional investors in connection with their business tenancies and with issues relating to insolvency. He regularly advised on the interpretation and validity of notices: including statutory notices, notices for which there exist prescribed forms, and contractual notices such as those served pursuant to a break clause in a lease or CVA.

Salmaan was recently selected to be a member of Dame Linda Dobbs Review team, which is working to determine whether the Lloyds Banking Group sufficiently investigated and appropriately reported issues relating to the fraud at HBOS Reading. He has previously been engaged by the Housing Ombudsman to review complaints made by tenants against their landlords, and to produce reasoned decisions along with orders of compensation where appropriate

Outside of work, Salmaan can be often be found on his allotment thinking up new ways of getting his chickens to lay more eggs. He has an interest in the history of art and previously worked at The National Gallery.

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