Govinder Chambay

Year of call: 2018

Govinder Govinder

Govinder joined Chambers in October 2020 after successful completion of his specialist insolvency and commercial pupillage under the supervision of Stefan Ramel and Simon Passfield. 

Govinder studied law at Liverpool John Moores University, where he graduated with a first and received the Proxime Accessit prize. 

He completed a Master’s in International Business, Corporate and Finance Law, where he obtained a distinction, was top of his year and obtained the Brabners Corporate Governance Prize. During that time, he represented Liverpool John Moores University at the National and (INADR) International Mediation Competition and received an Exhibition Award from the Inner Temple. 

In the past he has worked as a paralegal in a solicitor’s firm that specialised in commercial and insolvency law. He assisted on matters involving misfeasance and preference/undervalue claims. Govinder understands, therefore, the importance of teamwork between solicitors and counsel. 

During the BPTC, Govinder also volunteered for the BPP Enterprise Legal Advice Clinic, which involved providing free commercial legal advice to business owners and individuals. During that time, he also went on to win the Inner Temple Inter-Varsity Debating Competition. 

During the course of his pupillage, Govinder appeared in several cases in both the County Court and the High Court and was successful on an appeal before a Circuit Judge. He advised on a variety of complex matters across the insolvency and commercial spectrum and received praise from clients for his first-class intellect, the thoroughness of his preparation and his exemplary work ethic. 

Govinder is happy to accept instructions in Commercial and Insolvency law.


During the course of his pupillage, Govinder worked on cases / did work for other members of chambers on matters which  involved the following.

  • Breach of contract.
  • Small claim matters, involving landlord and tenant / the Consumer Rights Act 2015 / individuals and consumer finance.
  • Car parking charges.
  • The interpretation of contractual terms.
  • Subrogation and unjust enrichment.


During the course of his pupillage, Govinder worked on cases / did work for other members of chambers on matters which involved the following.

  • Appearing and advising on Petitions (bankruptcy/liquidation), (recently in relation to the Corporate Insolvency and Governance  Act 2020).
  • Appearing and/or advising on applications involving the extension of an administration / amendment of a petition / substitution of a petitioner.
  • Setting aside statutory demands.
  • Transaction avoidance claims (both for and against insolvency officeholders).
  • Claims involving a breach of directors’ duties.
  • Wrongful trading.
  • Cross-border matters involving the EC Regulation on Insolvency Proceedings


For further information and enquiries please contact:

Commercial: Joe StayteStephen Arnold or Jordan Yandell

Insolvency: Joe StayteStephen Arnold or Jordan Yandell


  • Inner Temple Major Exhibition Award
  • Liverpool Law Society Proxime Accessit Prize
  • Brabners Corporate Governance Prize
  • BPTC BPP University (Manchester) (Very Competent)
  • LLM International Business, Corporate and Finance Law Liverpool John Moores University (Distinction, top of year)
  • LLB Hons Liverpool John Moores University (First Class)