Niran de Silva


"He offers commercial and sensible advice, which can be taken to a business without the need to translate it into layman's terms." "He has an impeccable sense of judgement."  Chambers and Partners 2014

“[His] ability to infuse his advice with an element of pragmatism owes a lot to his commercial background.” Chambers and Partners 2014

 “notable experience in high value discrimination claims and in restrictive covenant claims”. Chambers and Partners 2013

 “Very bright” and “clear and concise” Chambers and Partners 2012

 “A tenacious and practical barrister who is always well-prepared, [he is] popular with clients and solicitors alikeChambers and Partners 2011

Niran is a leading junior barrister, specialising in employment and commercial law.  He has a reputation for his robust advocacy and sound commercial judgment with particular expertise in disputes involving LLPs, directors’ duties and restrictive covenants.

Having worked as an equity derivatives broker in the City, Niran has a good understanding of complex financial products and is regularly instructed in cases involving financial services regulation. He is available to provide a popular and highly-regarded seminar on FCA regulatory issues.

He was also Counsel to the Metropolitan Police in the Morris Inquiry into Professional Standards in the Metropolitan Police Service.

Niran regularly acts in commercial disputes between companies, including having appeared in the leading cases on the entitlement of utility companies to recover the costs of repairing negligent damage to their networks.

He is also the sub-editor of Parker on Election Law, the leading textbook on the subject, and advises and acts for returning officers and petitioners in election petitions.