Amit Karia

Called:2013 (Grays Inn)

Specialisms:Crime, Financial & Regulatory Crime, Employment, Immigration, Insolvency, Personal Injury

University of Nottingham, BSc in Psychology and Criminology (2:1)
Nottingham Law School, Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction)
Cardiff Law School, Bar Professional Training Course (Outstanding)
Gray’s Inn Internship Scholarship (2014)


Amit has developed a broad common law practice, with focus on: insolvency, personal injury, financial and regulatory crime, crime, immigration and employment.


Amit became a tenant after completing a third six pupillage at Chambers. Prior to coming to Thomas More Chambers he spent his first six at 3 Paper Buildings, undertaking mainly Chancery and Commercial work and second six at the Insolvency and Enforcement Department of HM Revenue and Customs Solicitor’s Office. Prior to the bar Amit worked at the Financial Conduct Authority, Slaughter and May LLP and undertook government policy work in relation to labour migration in Nepal from Advocacy Forum (Nepal), an NGO based in Kathmandu, Nepal.


Amit has a wide breath of experience in corporate and personal insolvency. Specifically, he has experience of setting aside statutory demands, bankruptcy petition, annulments/recessions, winding up petitions, dismissal of winding up petitions, restraining advertising of winding up petitions, validation orders, administration order, directions hearing and others.

During his time at HMRC Solicitor’s Office’s Insolvency and Enforcement Department, he appeared in County Courts and the High Court almost daily representing HMRC in most conceivable insolvency and debt recovery hearings that HMRC would be involved in. He is therefore particularly able to advise and represent in those cases where there is an overlap between procedural and substantive tax issues and insolvency.


Personal Injury
Amit acts for Claimants and Defendants both in Fast Track and Small Claims trials. He has a considerable amount of experience in credit hire and the plethora of arguments that exist in the same. More recently he has been involved in a number of multi party road traffic accident fast track trials.


Crime and Financial and Regulatory Crime
Amit has significant experience undertaking cash forfeiture proceedings in both the Magistrates’ and Crown Court, both on behalf of law enforcers and respondents. Amit has experience in defending regulatory offences and prosecuting in condemnation proceedings, he is noted to adopt a commercial approach to the same. Amit accepts instructions in all areas of crime, for which he mainly defends. He has a particular interest in Confiscation and other Proceeds of Crime Act proceedings.


Amit has an interest in, and is regularly instructed in, a wide range of immigration matters, both in the First-Tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal (e.g.: Enter Clearance Applications, Leave to Remain Applications, Judicial Review claims and Asylum applications from numerous countries) Notably, Amit has proceeded with and been successful in numerous tenuous technical arguments on appeal and adopts a constructive approach to case preparation in such matters.


Amit has a burgeoning employment practice mainly acting for claimants. He has experience most types of claims, including disability discrimination and whistleblowing.

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