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Akshay Karia

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Practice Overview

Akshay has a broad range of experience across Chambers’ core practice areas, and in particular he is developing a practice focused on cross-border and international disputes.

He has experience in the Commercial and Insurance sectors (for example advising a global law firm on a £50 million coverage dispute) as well as a thriving Private International Law practice, including working alongside Marie Louise Kinsler QC on a number of cases relating to Conflicts of Laws and accidents abroad.

Akshay has just completed a one year secondment at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, during which time he advised and managed litigation on an extensive range of issues relating to Data Law, Public International Law, Public Law, and Colonial Legacy group litigation.

Akshay is instructed by the UK government on a range of matters, including as a junior to leading Treasury Counsel in a high profile and sensitive Judicial Review on a matter of International Law and a high value and sensitive personal injury litigation. He was previously instructed by the FCO in relation to the Kenyan Emergency Group Litigation.

Before joining Chambers, Akshay read History and Law at the University of Cambridge, graduating with a Double First.

Data Law

Akshay has developed significant experience within this field, advising on a number of matters relating to data protection and Freedom of Information Act litigation. He has advised on large and high profile Subject Access Requests, international transfers of data, and amendments to data protection legislation.

Public and International Law

Akshay has advised at the FCO in a number of high profile Public and International Law matters, including in relation to treaties, privileges and immunities issues, and Consular Law.

He also worked during his pupillage on the Kenya Emergency Group Litigation, a case against the UK government brought by over 40,000 claimants alleging abuse arising out of the Mau Mau uprising in Kenya during the 1950s.

Commercial and Insurance

Akshay has experience in a number of different areas of Commercial work, including work for a major international law firm on a number of high-value property damage and insurance-related matters, including advising on a £50 million directors’ and officers’ insurance coverage litigation.

Akshay has worked with Timothy Killen on a major contractual dispute under the jurisdiction of the Dubai courts and also on a number of commercial matters during his pupillage, including cases relating to intellectual property, property damage and the supply of defective goods.

Private International Law and Travel

Akshay has worked with Marie Louise Kinsler QC on a number of conflicts of laws matters. He has also appeared in court to argue on pre-action disclosure in travel cases, and has since furthered his interest by preparing chambers’ practical guide on the Athens Convention.


Akshay accepts instructions from players, clubs and regulatory authorities in the field of Sports Law. He has a particular interest in researching the liability of unincorporated associations in tort, having worked on a significant case in which this issue arose.


Akshay assisted Helen Bell on an 8-day Employment Tribunal final hearing in 2017 and was involved in all elements of trial preparation. He is now developing his own practice in this field.