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Isha has a broad commercial litigation practice. She regularly appears in the County Court and the Winding Up Court.  She has recently been instructed as sole counsel in the High Court in a £200,000 commercial case.

Isha has worked on matters across a spectrum of practice areas within Chambers, encompassing group litigation, product liability, property, health and safety, employment, consumer credit, data protection, civil fraud, and harassment cases.

Isha recently embarked on a one-month secondment with Griffiths and Partners in the Turks and Caicos Islands, gaining invaluable experience while working closely with the litigation team on a range of cases.

Isha graduated top of her year in Law at the University of York and has completed the BCL at the University of Oxford.  She received the Queen Mother scholarship from Middle Temple.  Isha has also spoken at the House of Lords.  Before starting pupillage, she volunteered for the Citizens Advice Bureau.

Isha welcomes instructions in all practice areas within Chambers, both as sole and junior counsel.

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Isha has received instructions in a range of commercial cases, encompassing civil fraud trials, economic tort claims, and interim applications.

During her pupillage, Isha actively contributed to various group actions, some with international aspects. Her specialisation in conflict of laws during the BCL has equipped her with a deep understanding of intricate jurisdictional frameworks and the nuances involved in representative actions.

Representative cases

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  • Civil Fraud Trial

    Isha acted as sole counsel in a civil fraud trial on behalf of an energy company.

  • High Court

    Isha is appearing in the High Court as sole counsel in a commercial matter worth over £200,000.


Isha has considerable experience in insolvency cases.  She has handled claims under the Insolvency Act 1986 and represented clients in Winding Up Court.

Representative cases

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  • Winding Up Court

    Isha appeared in the Winding Up Court on behalf of a construction company.

  • Bankruptcy

    Isha acted for a football club and succeeded in obtaining a bankruptcy order.


Isha has been instructed as sole counsel by major UK lenders and companies to appear in Consumer Credit Act 1974, Consumer Rights Act 2015, mishandling of personal data and harassment claims.

Representative cases

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  • Payment Protection Insurance claims

    Isha has acted in various PPI claims on behalf of lenders and financial institutions.

  • Harassment

    Isha defended an energy company against a claim of harassment.

  • Mishandling of personal data

    Isha applied to strike-out mishandling of personal data claims.


Isha has extensive experience in property law disputes.  Her expertise spans various aspects of landlord and tenant disputes, including disrepair claims, possessions, and obtaining gas and electrical injunctions.


Isha has assisted as junior counsel and during pupillage on various employment matters including equal pay, discrimination and unfair dismissal cases.


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  • Government Legal Department, Junior Junior scheme (11/08/2023 to 16/09/2027)


  • First Class Bachelor of Law degree, University of York
  • BCL, University of Oxford
  • Bar Course

Awards and Scholarships

  • Middle Temple, Queen Mother Scholarship
  • Oxford University Press, York Law School Best Graduating Student Prize
  • York Law School, Top Performing Student Year 2 Award
  • York Law School, Top Performing Student Year 1 Award
  • Middle Temple, Access to the Bar Scholarship
  • Darlington Council, Exceptional Young Volunteer Finalist Award
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