Changez has an inter-disciplinary practice: his core areas are employment law, personal injury law and commercial disputes. He has appeared not only in the County Court and the ET, but also in the High Court, EAT and Court of Appeal (twice).
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 on the merits and to deliver the strongest possible presentation in court.
He accepts instructions for both claimant and defendant work inside and outside of London. He is also happy to accept instructions in French.
Changez has a strong track record of success. His practice covers discrimination, unfair dismissal, TUPE and restrictive covenants. He appears in multi-day ET hearings. On appeal, he has appeared unled in the EAT and also in the Court of Appeal (twice), most recently in a case involving an alleged breach of data security (Morris v Metrolink).
He is adept at handling delicate issues. Some involve the integrity of regulated professionals (e.g. FCA authorised persons, headteachers and police officers). In other cases, sensitive issues of disability or ill-health arise and it is here that his parallel personal injury practice is an asset.
He acts for both sides. For Claimants he has obtained six-figure awards and also a rare order for reinstatement. For Respondents he has had tricky claims dismissed and, more than once, obtained orders for costs.
Changez also acts in employment disputes which present a more commercial flavour, including boardroom disputes (see further below).
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.”
Changez has an expanding commercial law practice and is always keen to accept instructions in this area. He has acted for individuals, companies and shareholders in the High Court. Cases have involved fraud, breach of contract, breach of directors’ duties, unfair prejudice petitions and partnership disputes. He enjoys engaging with cases involving SMEs and is alive to the particular challenges they can face.
Recent reported cases in the High Court include Re Delmergate Ltd (in the Chancery Division), Re Icon College of Tehcnology and Management Ltd (in the QBD).
Changez acts for Claimants and Defendants in cases of serious injury including head injuries and fatal accidents. His practice encompasses workplace accidents, public liability and RTAs.
He is experienced in cases involving conflicting expert evidence, issues of credibility or thorny loss of earnings calculations. He is happy to advise, settle pleadings and present cases at trial.
A specialist interest is accidents abroad. He draws upon his knowledge of European law and has advised on issues of choice of law and jurisdiction.
Morris v Metrolink RATP Dev Ltd (pending before the Court of Appeal)
Automatic unfair dismissal for trade union activity (s.152 TULRCA 1992); misconduct and data leaks.
R & R Plant Hire (Peterborough) Ltd v Bailey  EWCA Civ 410
Age discrimination; compulsory retirement at 65; interpretation of an employer's legal duties.
Hall v DHL Excel (County Court)
Chronic pain claim arising out of accident at work.
Re Delmergate Ltd (High Court, Chancery Division)
Shareholder dispute; breach of directors’ duties; tax fraud and diversion of monies off-shoe.
S v GA Constructions Ltd (County Court)
Fatal Accidents Act claim; amputation injury leading to depression and ultimately suicide.
Dee v Suffolk County Council (ET)
Unfair dismissal of a headmaster accused of using unreasonable restraint on a pupil.
Bahous v Pizza Express Restaurants Ltd (2012) All ER D 191 (EAT)
Race discrimination; “just and equitable” extension of time must consider the balance of prejudice.
P v SCR Envelopes Ltd (High Court)
Restrictive covenants and breach of fiduciary duty; alleged solicitation of former clients.
H v Reignwood Group (ET)
Pregnancy discrimination; withdrawal of job offer upon; HR found to have doctored evidence.
P v Medical and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (ET)
Redundancy and TUPE following public sector re-organisation; challenge to fairness of staff transfer scheme.
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 email@example.com
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Law Commission: research assistant 2006-07.
Changez enjoys foreign travel and playing the alto sax. He is a member of his local astronomy club in Bedford.