Karim Oualnan

Karim is a highly experienced Commercial Litigation Solicitor and accredited Mediator based in London, and joins Spencer West LLP as Partner having been a fixed share equity partner at a national Top 100 law firm.

He specialises in helping individuals & businesses with construction disputes, financial services disputes (including crypto), professional negligence, insolvency, HMRC tax disputes, company & partnership disputes, costs (solicitor/client & inter-partes), debt recovery, property litigation (incl. possession, rent arrears, breaches) & enforcement.

Karim provides careful, straightforward, honest and strategic advice to clients on both contentious and non-contentious matters.

His practise is intentionally broad and strategically provides a greater breadth of knowledge and experience to call upon (when inevitably required) during a case. He was previously nominated for the Law Society – Young Lawyers of the Year and was one of the youngest equity partners of a law firm in the UK.

Karim has a varied client base and has represented directors/shareholders, developers, high-net-worth individuals, law firms, start-ups, entrepreneurs, accountants, off-shore companies and high-profile individuals, celebrities and athletes. His cases are typically high value and complex but he has dealt with disputes in the value of £50,000 to over £40m.

He regularly advocates in the High Court, Senior Court Costs Office and First Tier Tribunal (tax chamber).

Karim has been praised for his attention to detail and has been described as “one of the best litigators in the country”, “great communicator, very knowledgeable and worth every penny”, “extremely efficient and highly competent” and always “sees the bigger picture” by having the commercial interests of the client in mind throughout.

He is also an occasional contributor for the Law Society and has been quoted in the Financial Times, Law Society Gazette, The Student Lawyer, New Law Journal and Litigation Futures.​​​​​