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Ali Tabari

Civil and Commercial Mediator


Practice Overview

Ali’s specialist knowledge of his subject areas, together with his very commercial and practical mindset to disputes, lends itself well to mediation environments, where he is also regularly instructed as an advocate.  Ali is open and engaging and can easily establish a rapport with the parties.  He prides himself on his judgment in choosing the right approach for the right case.  As an advocate with a very busy commercial practice, he offers the parties confidence in his assessment of the practical and legal implications of the dispute, including the consequences of continuing to litigate.



Professional Background

Ali has a busy and thriving practice as a commercial barrister specialising in the often-overlapping areas of banking/finance, insolvency and professional liability as well as core commercial litigation work.


He has appeared in nearly every level of the Court system, from County Court to the Court of Appeal and many varied tribunals in between.  He is regularly instructed by multinational banks and corporations as well as frequently representing individuals. 




Ali is described as 'absolutely fantastic', ‘very bright and persuasive’ and ‘highly practical’ by Chambers & Partners 2017, and 'pragmatic, sensible and exceptional on his feet' by the 2016 edition of Legal 500 for his advocacy in commercial dispute resolution.



Other Experience

Before coming to the Bar, Ali worked at a boutique firm of civil fraud solicitors, in which the firm’s clients variously sued the government, arms companies and oligarchs of various nationalities.



Personal Interests

Ali’s thick skin and ability to cope with adversity stems from a lifelong support of Tottenham Hotspur. Now that the legs aren’t as fast as they once were, Ali plays Padel Tennis, which is a Spanish mix of squash and tennis. When his two small children allow, he tries to recreate his mother’s Persian cooking.

Areas of Specialism

  • Banking
  • Bankruptcy
  • Civil Fraud
  • Commercial
  • Company
  • Contract
  • Financial Services
  • Insolvency
  • Trusts

Get in Touch

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The Dounsells, Mores Lane, Brentwood, Essex CM14 5RZ

General Office Enquiries
020 3600 5050

Office Hours
Monday to Thursday - 9.00am to 5.30pm
Friday - 9.00am to 5.00pm

Out of Office Contact
Mark Belford +44 7703 308 923

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