Clerking team

Chris Shaw
Chris Shaw

Senior Clerk – Civil, Commercial & Employment Clerk

Rob Lang

Assistant Senior Clerk

Gemma Eachus

Civil Clerk

Xanthé Young

Civil Clerk

Adam Parker

Civil Clerk

Aqeel is currently developing a broad commercial practice. Aqeel is in court most days and is regularly instructed to both advise and draft pleadings.

Aqeel has advised and drafted pleadings on a range of matters including:

  • Construction Disputes
  • Breach of Trust
  • Fraudulent Misrepresentation
  • General Contractual Disputes

An example of cases undertaken so far during his second six are:

  • CMC’s
  • Contractual Disputes (including Sale and Supply of Goods and Services and Debt Recovery)
  • Costs Hearings
  • Directions Hearings
  • Disposal Hearings
  • Fast-Track Trials
  • Interim Applications
  • Plevin Small Claims
  • Property/Landlord and Tenant (including Commercial Leases)
  • Small Claims

During his first six, Aqeel gained experience and insight into all areas of Chambers’ Corporate, Commercial and Property work. Aqeel has also had the opportunity to develop his knowledge and interest in Data and Information Law. In addition, Aqeel has observed and assisted in major and complex litigation currently before the High Court.

Prior to pupillage, Aqeel worked as a County Court Advocate and was regularly instructed in commercial, chancery and general civil law matters. Having undertaken over 500 hearings, Aqeel has experience in a variety of hearing types.

Aqeel also worked as an associate at a firm specialising in complex international dispute resolution.

Commercial & chancery litigation


Construction & property

Data & information law

Professional negligence


  • Associate of King’s College (AKC) (2019)


  • BPTC, Very Competent, The City Law School (2019)
  • LLM International Dispute Resolution, Distinction, King’s College London (2018)
  • LLB Law with Politics, University of Manchester (2017)


  • ‘International Arbitration: Striking a Balance’ (with Joseph Dyke) (New Law Journal (2021)).


  • The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple