This section is about the main reported Commercial cases in which Arfan has been instructed during his career.


  • Personal Management Solutions Ltd v Brakes Bros Ltd

    2014 EWHC 3495 (QB)

    Instructed on appeal to the Court of Appeal in a breach of confidence claim.

  • Chilab v Kings College London

    2012 EWCA Civ 1178 (CA), Times, November 8, 2012

    Successfully resisted a security for costs application against wife.

    Sole Counsel. Court of Appeal.

  • Osuji v Holmes

    2011 EWCA Civ 476, Times, April 19, 2011

    Guidance given on the nature and scope of CPR r 38.2 (2): discontinuance where High Court injunction obtained but proceedings subsequently commenced in the County Court.

    Ellias LJ granted permission to appeal on exceptional grounds. Court of Appeal.

  • Attorney General of Zambia v MCD

    2008 Lloyd's Rep. F.C. 587

    Section 10 of the Partnership Act 1890/dishonest assistance/knowing receipt.

    Claims, pursued against the innocent partner during a six-month trial, which the Lawyer described as one of the biggest trials of 2007, were dismissed on appeal. Court of Appeal.

  • Hathurani v Jassat

    009-2011 (Ch)

    Joint venture/partnership and alleged illegality involving recoveries in excess of £30 million.

    Chancery Division.

  • Silvernoinnen v Creating Solutions Ltd & Anor

    2009-2011 (Ch)

    Claim concerning the validity of a share buy back arrangement and unpaid dividends in excess of £1 million where fraud and duress alleged.

    Sole counsel. Chancery Division.

  • Secretary of State v Property Investor’s Courses Ltd & Anor

    2009 EWCA Civ 104

    Application to re-open appeal on a preliminary issue in petitions to wind up seven companies on public interest grounds brought by the Secretary of State for Business Enterprise and Regulatory Reform.

    Sole Counsel. Court of Appeal.

  • The Government of Equatorial Guinea v H


    Instructed as sole counsel on behalf of the Government of Equatorial Guinea in a claim for professional negligence against a bank worth £80,000 which was settled in favour of the Government.

    Sole counsel.

  • Wokuri v Kassam

    2013 Ch 80; 2012 3 WLR 427; (2012) 109 (20) L.S.G. 26 (Ch); The Times, February 7, 2012

    Diplomatic immunity was not available to the Defendant in defence of a breach of employment contract claim.

    Sole Counsel for the Claimant.

  • Gaurlicikiene v Tesco Stores

    2013 EWCA Civ 1612

    Procedural irregularity/unfairness in ET decision involving claim for breach of employment contract.

    Sole Counsel. Court of Appeal.

  • Blacker v Bourne & others

    2014 (Chancery Division)

    claim concerning validity/rectification of trust and legal/beneficial interest in land

  • Virdi & Others (Chancery Division)


    Nature and scope of beneficial interest in land.

  • Attorney General of St Lucia & The Judicial Legal Services Commission v Horace Fraser UKPC

    2009 2 LRC 26

    Constitutional legality of a contract to remove a member of the judiciary.

  • Daudo v Odunsi

    2009 EWHC 1764 (Ch), LTL, 7/9/2009

    Counterclaim/declaration for beneficial interest in land

    Acted for the Claimant and successfully resisted the counterclaim.