Changez has built up a varied practice which covers employment law, personal injury law and elements of commercial law as his core areas of practice. He is also happy to accept instructions in other areas.

Changez is recognised as being a versatile and personable advocate. While each case is unique, his approach is consistent: to obtain a sound grasp of the client’s overall goals, to give no-nonsense advice and to deliver the strongest possible presentation in court. He regularly accepts instructions for both claimant and defendant work inside and outside of London.

Employment

Changez’s practice covers, but is not limited to: unfair dismissal, discrimination, TUPE and restrictive covenants. He has experience of cases which are complicated by an underlying commercial challenge such as a corporate insolvency, a business takeover or a boardroom/ partnership dispute.

In some rare cases there is an international element: for example, misconduct occurring during an overseas secondment or where line management is split across more than one office. In such cases Changez’s academic background (which includes a French law degree) has given him the necessary confidence to tackle problems emanating from foreign law.

Changez is an experienced tribunal advocate and appears in the full range of hearings including longer trials lasting a week or more. He has also represented parties on appeal, both in the EAT and the Court of Appeal as sole counsel.

His successes for claimants have included six-figure awards and also a rare reinstatement. For respondents he has had large claims dismissed and, more than once, obtained orders for costs.

Changez also advises clients who prefer to resolve disputes without litigation.

One solicitor commented: “Changez is a capable advocate who inspired confidence in my client and handled some difficult issues very well. I would not hesitate to recommend him for employment tribunal work.”

Commercial

Changez has an expanding commercial law practice and is always keen to accept instructions in this area.

He enjoys engaging with cases involving individuals or SMEs and is alive to the particular challenges they can face. He has experience in acting or advising in cases involving: director/partnership disputes; disputes regarding the interpretation of a contract; and cases where a company has sold off the whole or part of its business or, in the converse situation, acquired a competitor.

Personal Injury

Changez’s personal injury practice encompasses an array of personal injury claims with a focus on areas such as: RTAs, EL/ PL and highways claims. He acts for claimants and defendant insurers alike.

He is particularly experienced in cases involving contested expert evidence, issues of credibility / fraud or thorny loss of earnings calculations.

He has a special interest in claims involving accidents abroad. He draws upon his French law degree and his knowledge of civil law systems. He has acted or advised on issues of law/ jurisdiction in such claims in countries such as France, Germany and Belgium.

Trusts & Probate

Changez has acted in cases involving distribution of property under a will and also corporate insolvency. He is keen to accept instructions in this area.

Notable Cases


C v Gemini Riteway Ltd (in liquidation) and ANT Structures Ltd
Pre-packaged sale of a SME in administration; director controversially ousted following a TUPE transfer to newco.

R & R Plant Hire (Peterborough) Ltd v Bailey [2012] EWCA Civ 410
Age discrimination; compulsory retirement at 65; interpretation of an employer's duties under the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006, Schedule 6.

K v BearingPoint
Allegations of race discrimination by London-based employee during overseas secondment to a Swiss bank.

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Hall v DHL Excel
High-value chronic pain claim arising out of an accident at work.

P v SCR Envelopes
Heated High Court litigation over restrictive covenants; departing sales director accused of soliciting ex-clients.

H v Reignwood Group
Claim for pregnancy discrimination against a large Chinese multi-national; job offer withdrawn upon learning of claimant’s pregnancy; at trial HR found to have doctored evidence.

P v Medical & Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency
Public sector restructure and TUPE; compatibility between Secretary of State’s staff transfer scheme and the principles of a fair redundancy process.

C v Scottish Provident
Dispute over interpretation of a clause in an insurance contract.

M v Metrolink RATP Dev UK
Business re-organisation and redundancy; claim for automatic unfair dismissal based on trade union activity, s.152 TULRCA 1992; successful at 8-day trial.

Bahous v Pizza Express Restaurants Ltd (2012) All ER (D) 191
Race discrimination; employee suspended on suspicion of illegal immigration status.

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If you would like to instruct Changez Khan or would like help or advice in doing so, please call and talk to our excellent clerking team, led by senior clerk Alan Kilbey MBE. Our phone number is +44 (0)20 7583 9241. Alternatively, please email us at chambers@farrarsbuilding.co.uk

For more information about our clerking team, please click here for the clerks page.

Appointments & Memberships


  • Bar Pro Bono Group
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • London Commercial & Common Law Bar Association

Education & Qualifications


  • LLB English & French law, King’s College London
  • Maitrise en droit prive, Universite de Paris I (Pantheon-Sorbonne)
  • LLM, King’s College London
  • BVC, College of Law
  • Clifford Chance Prize for highest overall mark in second year LLB
  • Denning scholarship
  • Hardwicke award
  • Levitt award

Previous Employment


Law Commission: research assistant 2006-07.

Personal Interests


Changez enjoys foreign travel. He also plays tennis and is a member of his local astronomy club in Bedford.