Govinder Chambay

Year of call: 2018

Govinder Govinder

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

His practice spans advisory, advocacy, and drafting work at all stages of proceedings. He regularly appears in the County Court and has appeared in the High Court on a number of occasions. Govinder has also been led by senior counsel in more complex and substantial disputes.

The work ethic, thoroughness and attention to detail which he brings to a case is valued by clients.

Govinder has recently returned from an 8-month secondment with an international law firm where he assisted and represented a major lender on unfair relationship claims brought under the Consumer Credit Act 1974. As well as gaining practical experience in this area of law, the time he spent working in-house enables him to appreciate the pressures which solicitors involved in this type of litigation are under. Govinder continues to be instructed regularly by said law firm as well as other leading firms in the banking and financial services sphere.

Before joining Guildhall Chambers, he graduated with a first-class degree in law and came top of his year in his masters degree (International Business, Corporate and Finance Law, Distinction).  Before receiving an Exhibition Award from the Inner Temple, he was a paralegal in a solicitor’s firm which specialised in commercial and insolvency law. He assisted on matters involving breach of directors’ duties and preference/undervalue claims. The time he spent working there enables him to appreciate the importance of teamwork between counsel and solicitors.


Govinder’s recent caseload has included the following.

  • PPI unfair relationship claims.
  • Breach of contract (including where issues of capacity under the Mental Capacity Act 2005 are raised) claims.
  • Consumer contract disputes, unfair terms, consumer credit, asset recovery and sales of goods claims.
  • A wide variety of interim applications including, summary judgment, strike-out, applications to amend statements of case / applications seeking permission to rely upon expert evidence.


Govinder’s caseload has included the following.

  • Advising and appearing on a number of bankruptcy/winding-up petitions.
  • Advising and appearing in several applications to set aside statutory demands (for both creditors and debtors).
  • Representing officeholders in applications under s.279 of the Insolvency Act and annulment applications.
  • Representing administrators on a number of applications to extend their term of office.
  • Advising on the relationship between bankruptcy and PPI claims.
  • Advising on the transaction avoidance provisions and misfeasance claims.
  • Advising on the Corporate Insolvency and Governance Act 2020 and accompanying practice direction.


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)