AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
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 at 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.
Aidan’s practice includes the following areas:
Recent work includes:
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
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.
Tubelike Limited (in liquidation) and Others v Visitjourneys.Com Limited
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.
Aidan regularly acts in relation to company disputes including shareholder disputes, share purchase disputes and directors’ duties providing both advice and representation in the High Court.
Examples of Aidan’s work include:
Aidan is a member of Kings’ Business and Property Group with a particular interest in professional negligence. Aidan acts on behalf of claimants, defendants and insurers in professional negligence actions against a range of professionals including financial advisors, solicitors, accountants and construction professionals. With extensive experience of conducting trials and hearings in the High Court, County Court and the Court of Appeal, Aidan is regularly instructed as an advocate in professional negligence matters as well as undertaking drafting and advisory work on complex professional negligence claims.
Northern Circuit Commercial Bar Association (Committee Member)
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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Aidan Reay has successfully appeared on behalf of the respondent in Singh v Dass  EWCA 360
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