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Saaman Pourghadiri

London, UK UK Bar Guide 2022 Ranked in 1 departments
Ranked in : Pensions
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Pensions - London (Bar)

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Saaman Pourghadiri
Earns praise for his expertise in pensions-related professional negligence cases, among other contentious pensions matters. He also has experience in non-litigious matters, including advising on the restructuring of pension schemes.
Strengths: "He's got a real ability to get across detail quickly and propose well thought through strategies and arguments."
Recent work: Successfully acted for the Trustee of the Merchant Navy Ratings Pension Fund in proceedings before the Determinations Panel in which the Pensions Regulator sought to appoint a new trustee.
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Saaman acts in commercial, chancery and regulatory disputes with work often involving the intersection of these fields and multiple jurisdictions.

His diverse practice includes particular expertise in banking/financial services, civil fraud, pensions, and professional negligence matters. Saaman is an assured advocate who frequently appears in the Commercial Court, Chancery Division and a variety of international fora.

He has been recognised in the legal directories as:

“Very clever (but wears it lightly) but also practical and sensible – a pleasure to work with. Written advocacy is direct and focused and has a good courtroom manner. Inspires the confidence of clients.”

“Very user-friendly, very approachable and very good commercially.”

“He’s great to deal with, very hard-working and clever. His attention to detail is fantastic.”

“He is really impressive – he is extraordinarily clever and knows how to apply that practically.” “A very bright junior.”

“A rising star”

“He has an impressive commercial practice and does very good-quality drafting.”

“He’s a rising star. He demonstrates impressive judgement for his level of call.”

“He’s very calm and very measured.”

Saaman’s work is often characterised by its size, novelty or complexity. Recent highlights include one of The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases, a $1 billion multi-jurisdictional civil fraud and a c£60m professional negligence action.

Professional Memberships

Combar, Financials Services Lawyers Association, Association of Pension Lawyers, Commercial Fraud Lawyers Association, Chancery Bar Association

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