Aidan Reay

Aidan Reay


36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082


5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123


Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570

Clerked by:
Harry Young


"He's very personable and you'd be comfortable giving him more weighty jobs - beyond his years of call." 

Chambers UK


Aidan joined Chambers in 2013 having undertaken pupillage with Kings following completion of his legal studies at Oxford, Cambridge and Paris II (Panthéon-Assas) and having completed a five-month research traineeship as the ECJ (as it then was).

Aidan has rapidly developed his practice specialising exclusively in commercial and chancery disputes (including insolvency).

With regular appearances in both the County Court and High Court conducting applications, CCMCs, trials and appeals, Aidan has a broad range of advocacy experience.  Aidan is also often instructed in a range of advisory and drafting work including advising in on non-contentious commercial contracts.

Aidan’s recent experience includes acting and advising in:

  • Business rates disputes
  • Corporate and commercial disputes
  • Corporate and personal insolvency matters
  • Jurisdictional matters
  • Partnership disputes (including GP practices)
  • Possession actions
  • Property disputes (including common intention constructive trusts and ToLATA 1996 matters)

Outside of work Aidan is a keen cricket fan, a developing squash and tennis player and a lapsed golfer.

Having studied in Paris and worked in Luxembourg, Aidan speaks and writes excellent French.


Year of Call: 2011


Areas of Expertise



Aidan acts and advises in across a broad range of chancery matters, including partnership and property matters.

Aidan also has a particular interest in the use of trusts in commercial contexts such as Quistclose trusts and equitable remedies in the context of unjust enrichment and restitution.

Significant Reported Cases

Tubelike Limited (in liquidation) and Others v Visitjourneys.Com Limited



Dispute Resolution

Dispute Resolution

Aidan is regularly instructed to represent and advise clients with commercial disputes, including the sale of goods, agency agreements and guarantees. He also provides non-contentious advice on contracts, something which businesses find particularly advantageous in advance of contract renewal discussions.

Aidan has also advised on jurisdictional issues including forum, choice of law and the enforcement of foreign judgments in England & Wales.


Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association (Committee Member)

Gray’s Inn


Beddingfield Scholarship (Gray’s Inn’s top scholarship for Bar school)

Reid Scholarship (one of only four senior scholarships awarded by Gray’s Inn for pupillage)


B.A., First Class, Law with Law Studies in Europe (University of Oxford, Brasenose College)

LL.M. (University of Cambridge, Clare College)

BPTC, Outstanding (City University (formerly the Inns of Court School of Law))

Certificat supérieur en droit français (Université Paris II)



Chambers UK 2017

"He's very personable and you'd be comfortable giving him more weighty jobs - beyond his years of call." "Tactically astute, he is also really good on technical contractual issues, explaining them so the court can deal with the matter properly."


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