Hitesh accepts instructions in all of Chambers’ core practice areas, with a particular focus on employment, tax (specifically in its intersection with employment law) and personal injury. He has a specific interest in the law of employment status, and its relationship with both employment law and tax, and is currently in the process of completing an employment law PhD at UCL, focusing on the regulation of work relationship status in English Law.
During pupillage, Hitesh gained experience in all of chambers’ core areas of expertise including commercial litigation, employment, personal injury, clinical negligence, insurance and reinsurance, professional negligence and tax.
Hitesh graduated with a BA in Jurisprudence from the University of Oxford in 2014, and an LLM from UCL in 2015. He completed the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) at BPP in 2019. Prior to starting pupillage, he worked as a Teaching Fellow in both employment law and EU law at UCL, gaining extensive knowledge in these areas.
Hitesh gained extensive employment law litigation experience as a pupil to Alice Mayhew. This included high value whistleblowing claims, unfair dismissal, permanent health insurance issues in relation to discrimination law, strike out hearings, remedies hearings, and preliminary hearings. Hitesh also has also acted pro bono on employment law matters for independent trade unions, in both advisory and litigation matters.
As a pupil to Aparna Nathan QC, Hitesh gained a wide range of tax litigation experience, and specifically in Walweski v HMRC  UKFTT 0058 (TC), which concerned a novel point of law arising out of s 850C – E ITTOIA 2005. He was also a pupil to Marika Lemos in the Upper Tribunal in HMRC v Naghshineh  UKUT 30, which concerned the interpretation of the provisions on sideways loss relief in s 66 – 68 ITA 2007. During pupillage, Hitesh also gained experience in tax advisory work, including work on IR35 matters, and residence and domicile matters.
As pupil to Stephen Cottrell and Jonathan Butters, Hitesh gained significant litigation and advisory experience in a wide range of personal injury matters. This included experience in relation to road traffic accidents, clinical negligence claims, asbestosis claims, and matters relating to causation and expert evidence (specifically as a pupil to Stephen Cottrell in Griffiths v TUI UK Limited  EWHC 2268 (QB).
BA (Hons) Jurisprudence; St John’s College, Oxford
LLM (Distinction); UCL
BPTC; BPP University – Very Competent
Lincoln’s Inn, Lord Denning Major Scholarship
UCL, Faculty Research Scholarship
ELA, PIBA, LSWU
Hitesh is a keen (but slow) cyclist, and also enjoys cooking, and looking after his growing collection of houseplants.