Rudi Ramdarshan

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  • Commercial Litigation
  • Education Law
  • Property Litigation

Rudi Ramdarshan is a sterling litigator who achieves outstanding results for clients in difficult commercial disputes, even in the face of challenging opponents

Rudi Ramdarshan is an excellent strategic thinker, who is able to anticipate pitfalls well in advance of them materialising

Rudi Ramdarshan

Rudi Ramdarshan is a Partner and accredited mediator specialising in commercial and property litigation from the firm’s West End office in Baker Street, London. For many years now Rudi has been listed as Recommended Lawyer in the Legal 500 and is now also listed as a Leading individual in various practice areas including Corporate Occupiers and Property Litigation. Rudi is described as a ‘formidable litigator’,excellent tactician’, and a ‘walking encyclopaedia of litigation knowledge'.

Rudi is experienced in a wide variety of disputes including work in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court and County Court which often involves a cross-border and multi-jurisdictional element.

Regularly acting on behalf of both individuals and companies alike, Rudi is often instructed in a wide spectrum of commercial disputes including judicial reviews, shareholders and company/partnership disputes, contractual disputes, defamation, and insolvency matters.

Rudi’s client base includes high-net-worth individuals, charities, and substantial corporate investors, including many based overseas, offshore, or inter alia the BVI, Bahamas, Mauritius, Seychelles, Romania, Turkey and the Isle of Man.


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Commercial Litigation

  • Successfully obtaining judgment for circa €2,000,000 in relation to an oral contract and successfully arguing estoppel by representation in a shareholder dispute. Reported – Markus Pedriks v Serge Grimaux [2021] EWHC 3448 (QB).
  • Acting in leading case in the area of director joint tortfeasorship, appealing decision to reduce client’s liability from circa £3.4m to circa £100,000 Lifestyle Equities C.V. & Anor v Ahmed & Anor [2021] EWCA Civ 675
  • Acting in a multi-jurisdiction case regarding an alleged outstanding debt of circa $25,000,000USD involving freezing injunctions.
  • Multimillion-pound shareholder dispute following the sale of a company. Successfully seeking permission to amend case and defending application for strike out. Reported – Markus Pedriks -v- Serge Grimaux [2019] EWHC 2165 (QB)
  • Acted for the Respondent in an injunction application for delivery up of fixtures and chattels, following the winding up of a group company. successfully reversed the Judge’s decision prior to it being released. Reported Decision - URT Group Ltd -v- Dowers [2018] EWHC 3195 (Ch)
  • Acted for the Respondent in an injunction application for delivery up of fixtures and chattels, following the winding up of a group company. successfully reversed the Judge’s decision prior to it being released. Reported Decision - URT Group Ltd -v- Dowers [2018] EWHC 3195 (Ch)
  • Successfully making an injunction application to prevent the advertisement of a winding-up petition. Reported - LF v B [2019] EWHC 3825 (Ch)

Property Litigation

  • Acting for an Asset Manager to secure possession of a commercial premises from an occupier alleging occupation under a Lease protected under the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. Successfully obtaining possession, an injunction for life and costs using principles of Javad v Aqil [1991] 1 All ER 243
  • Obtaining a vesting order to obtain the freehold for leasehold clients where the landlord was a dissolved company and had passed to the Crown Estate.
  • Instructed in relation to the revesting of a property valued in excess of £2.5million to a dissolved SPV incorporated in the Isle of Man.
  • Advising on the grant of wayleaves and compulsory purchase orders in respect of a hotel development valued at £250million+.
  • Successfully obtaining 56 possession orders involving 9 separate parties under a single claim.
  • Successfully defending a claim relating to an alleged breach of sales contract of a luxury home valued £3.6million+, warranties and duties owed pursuant to the Defective Premises Act 1972.
  • Defending a claim for specific performance of a sales agreement on the basis that the agreement was invalid and unenforceable for failing to comply with s.2 Law of Property (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1989.
  • Successfully defending a claim which enabled the client to unlock the true development value of £5million+. Relying on the cases of: Union Life Insurance Society v Shopmoor Ltd [1999] 1 WLR 531 and City Hotels Group Ltd v Total Property Investments Ltd [1985] 1 EGLR 253, it was argued that the landlord had unreasonably withheld their consent due to an unreasonable delay in dealing with the request.

Higher Education Litigation

  • Successfully challenging a decision by the Office for Students by judicial review. Reported - R (on application of Bloomsbury Institute Limited) -v- Office for Students (2020) EWCA Civ 1074.

'Rudi and his assistants have responded extremely efficiently to all my calls and requests. The response time is very impressive.'

'Rudi’s business acumen is very high – offering commercially pragmatic and tough advice, which is what you need as a business owner.'

'Rudi is a first rate commercial litigator. His practical and careful advice has saved our company a lot of time and money.'

'The team at Ronald Fletcher Baker is strong in industry knowledge.'

'Rudi Ramdarshan combines a very strong and confident knowledge of company and employment law with an excellent attention to detail that gives a company real confidence in the fact the he genuinely understands his clients’ needs and desires to help them achieve successful outcomes.'

.Rudi is a careful adviser who examines all the issues before giving advice. He is very hands on, getting to really understand how the company works and a strategic thinker that inspires great confidence that the company will reach the best result.'

'The problems Rudi has been given have been extremely challenging but he has handled all the issues carefully and sensitively and with excellent outcomes.'

'Rudi is a real asset in solving company problems and I feel my company has particularly benefited from his advice.'

'The team fights very hard for my company and I have no hesitation in recommending them to others.'