Education: University of Westminster,
London - LL.B. (Hons) Law, Magister Legum (LL.M.) Int. Hamburg
Admitted: Bar of England (2001)
Year Joined: 2021
Languages; English, German, Arabic, Punjabi, Patwari
Khizar Arif, a solicitor advocate, is a partner in the Birmingham office.
Having initially been called to the Bar of England in 2001, Khizar was then admitted to the Roll of Solicitors, attaining Higher Rights of Audience shortly thereafter. He holds a Master of Laws degree (LL.M.) focused on international business and maritime law from the University of Hamburg, Germany.
Before joining Giambrone, Khizar worked at various commercial law firms in and around London, and in-house at shipping and metals trading companies in Hamburg. He has a distinguished reputation for complex cross-border commercial work, commodities trade and shipping disputes, property, construction, contract, intellectual property, technology, media and employment law.
Further, Khizar has a defamation practice that includes online publication claims, along with privacy, harassment, human rights and data protection cases. He acts for claimants and defendants, and he has represented a range of clients including high-ranking public and ‘politically exposed’ individuals, publishers, newspapers, broadcasters and charities and their directors, officers or trustees.
Khizar, who regularly appears in the County Courts and the High Court, advises on all aspects of dispute resolution and litigation, from pre-action stage to settlement or trial through to enforcement. He helps clients in informal negotiations and, if appropriate, on alternative dispute resolution methods such as mediation and arbitration.
Khizar is a member of the Solicitors’ Association of Higher Court Advocates, the London Shipping Law Centre and the Deutscher Verein für Internationales Seerecht.