Naveen Agnihotri

Teams: Landlord & Tenant and Housing (Commercial, Residential, Social), Employment, Common Law, Administrative and Local Government (Judicial Review), Public Access, Mediation & ADR

Year Called: 2001

Inn: Gray's Inn


LL.B (Hons) (LSE), LL.M,

Honorary Fellowship, University of Southampton

ADR Group & CEDR Accredited Mediator, Globis Workplace Mediator


Civil Mediation Council, Housing Law Practitioners Association, JUSTICE, Liberty, Public Access Bar Association, Social Housing Law Association, Western Circuit

England & Wales Cricket Board Association Cricket Officials

Bar Council Registration

Naveen is renowned for his accessible and user-friendly approach. He strives to achieve the best results for his clients who include individuals, companies, charities, housing associations, local authorities, educational establishments, insurers, recruitment agencies and trade unions.

Naveen has been a runner-up for the national Bar Pro-Bono Award and received a Special Mention from the Attorney-General for his voluntary work. In 2009 he helped launch a Housing Clinic for students attending the University of Southampton and still runs this every month during the academic year.


Naveen has been covering possession and other related hearings at County Courts across London and the South of England since 2003. He acts for landlords (Private and Social), tenants and commercial lenders.

He is well versed in arguments relating to the application of the Equality Act and Human Rights legislation.

Naveen is able to assist with the drafting of pleadings and provide written advice on an urgent basis.

He has represented parties in various matters including anti-social behaviour injunctions,   committals, statutory Homelessness Reviews/Appeals as well as Judical Review cases. He also has experience of cases before the Property Chamber.

Naveen has a particular interest in disrepair claims and those concerned with awards of damages for the breach of the covenant of peaceable quiet enjoyment.

He has presented several seminars for members of the Chartered Institute of Housing.

Naveen is committed to providing access to justice and is equally pleased to accept instructions for individuals who are publicly funded.


Naveen has a niche practice in this area and can assist with matters relating to Data Protection and Freedom of Information Act requests. He can be instructed directly by General Counsel, Information Officers, Compliance Officers and Data Custodians within companies and organisations. Naveen is familiar with appeals in the Information Rights Tribunal from notices issued by the Information Commissioner.

He provides clear advice on managing the collection, storage, processing or transfer of data. Clients value the analytical expertise that Naveen can bring to issues; including whether documentation may be protected by 'privilege' or if it is considered to be 'evidence'. Naveen regularly gives tailored in-house training to a variety of professionals.


Naveen has practiced in this area for over 15 years. With his considerable experience and knowledge of the law, he brings expertise to each individual case that he is instructed on.

Prior to joining Chambers, Naveen worked for a firm of solicitors and managed his own litigation caseload whilst advising clients on tactics and strategy.

Naveen represents parties at the Employment Tribunal, Employment Appeals Tribunal, County Court and High Court. In particular he appears regularly at the London (South, Central, East), Watford, Reading and Southampton hearing centres.

He covers all areas including unfair dismissal, discrimination, TUPE, whistle-blowing and breach of contract claims. He is also able to assist with injunctive relief applications in the High Court where there has been a breach of covenant.

Naveen is available to draft pleadings, provide written advice, conduct Case Management Direction and Pre-Hearing Reviews. He has conducted numerous multi-day trials.

Counsel provides direct support to HR Officers and professionals nationally on the handling of grievance and disciplinary processes, internal investigations, performance management, employee privacy matters, contractual issues, sickness absence management and the application of company policies. His clients have benefitted from considerable savings in legal fees by instructing Counsel from the outset.

Naveen can assist with the drafting of compliance policies, employee handbooks as well as the reviewing of existing company documentation. He regularly provides employment law training programs for HR and management (including the CIPD) as well as in-house to Local Government legal departments.

Counsel is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, Employment Law Bar Association, Discrimination Law Association and Industrial Law Society.


• Independent and Professional Mediator.

• Successfully mediated in excess of 160 cases since 2002.

• Listed in the top-tier of mediators by the Bar Council and a member of the Civil Mediation Council.

• Accredited as a Civil & Commercial Mediator by both the ADR Group and CEDR.

• Trained with the School of Mediation, RICS and is an Assessor for the Centre of Justice.

• Registered CMC Workplace Mediator - can help employers who wish to resolve any dispute with their employees (or even between their employees) quickly and in a cost effective manner.

• Involved with Housing Mediations (between tenants and their Social Landlord) and SEN Mediations (between parents and the Local Education Authority). Naveen is patient and has the requisite soft-skills for successful practice in these areas.

• Represents parties at mediation as a Mediation Advocate and is specifically sought  out for this role given his considerable expertise as a skilled negotiator.


Naveen Agnihotri is a first class barrister who also has a superb ability to understand the practical aspects of the client's business needs.  He is tenacious but this is tempered with good sense and great integrity. -  Scott Walby LLP

Naveen Agnihotri has never failed to impress and is a professional, friendly and confident barrister that I would thoroughly recommend. - Hyde Housing

We would like to say that we are delighted with the result, as is our client. Naveen was excellent, both in court and in the way he explained matters to our witnesses out of the courtroom. - Whiteheads Solicitors

I have worked with Naveen Agnihotri both in my capacity as mediator and as litigation solicitor for many years. He is a thoroughly professional and effective advocate and mediator and I am happy to recommend him. - Pitmans LLP

I have worked with Naveen Agnihotri over the last few years in cases involving litigation and disputes between family members. Naveen’s ability to understand a case quickly and provide professional advice and guidance to the parties, assisting them in settling their case during Mediation and without incurring excessive legal costs is very impressive. - Lawcomm Solicitors

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