Chay Naik

Trainee Solicitor

Department

Commercial Litigation currently working in the Cavity Wall Damage Team

Profession

Trainee Solicitor

Background

Shortly before joining Seth Lovis & Co, Chay had begun her training contract with a Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners recognised Financial Services firm based in Chancery Lane. However 8 months into her training she was unfortunately made redundant. Chay is now looking to qualify and progress as a Solicitor with Seth Lovis & Co.

Experience

Prior to joining Seth Lovis & Co, Chay had worked predominantly within Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution specialising in Insolvency, Civil Fraud and Financial Service Litigation.

She has experience of dealing with a varied and challenging caseload which has involved acting for high net worth individuals in relation to high profile cases that have featured regularly in the Financial Times. These have included managing a caseload if over 300 clients involving the mis-selling of Secured Energy Bonds (SEB) and helping to recover funds for claimants in the multi-million pound fraud involving Arck LLP. Chay also assisted in securing the release of a defendant's worldwide freezing order worth approximately £3m, she helped in drafting negotiating correspondence with the opponent. 

Chay also has experience of successfully making submissions to the Financial Services Compensation Scheme (FSCS) and the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS) for individuals who were negligently advised to invest in off-shore, unregulated property investments. These include claims concerning Harlequin, Fuel Investments Ltd and Ocean View Properties. During her time at The Claims Bureau she had numerous claims upheld for over £100,000.

Before embarking on her training contract, Chay has spent the past 8 years gaining varied work experiences including 3 months of voluntary legal placements within high street practices, 11 months spent working for a top claims management company and 3 weeks spent working for another Legal 500 firm. 

Chay puts clients care at the forefront of her work; she is approachable, hard working and entered the legal profession to resolve injustices.

Prior to starting her training contract, Chay completed her LPC at the University of law, Guildford and completed her Law with Business LLB degree at the University of Brighton.

Memberships/Associations

- Member of the Female Frayd Forum (FFF)

- Member of the Society of Asian Lawyers (SAL)

- Member of the London Young Lawyers Group (LYLG)

- Charity Ambassador for Endometriosis UK helping to promote awareness about the chronic condition

Certificates

Whilst completing her Law and Business Degree at Brighton University, she studied Spanish for 2 years and gained the University Certificate in Modern Languages: Intermediate Level.

Professional Experience

June 2017 to date - Trainee Solicitor, Seth Lovis & Co

October 2016 to June 2017 - Trainee Solicitor, FS Legal LLP

July 2016 to Sept 2016 - Paralegal, Just Employment Solicitors

Jan 2016 to May 2016 - Work placement, Guildford Employment Rights Advice Line & Guildford Citizens Advice Bureau

March 2016 - Legal Intern in Real Estate team at Blake Morgan

Nov 2014 to Sept 2015 - The Claims Bureau

Voluntary Legal Placements

August 2014 - Mini Pupil, College Chambers

July 2014 - Mini Pupil, Westgate Chambers

June 2014 - Legal Intern within the Probate team at Quality Solicitors Howlett Clarke

Dec 2013 - Marshalling Her Honour Judge Waddicor

Oct 2013 - Mini Pupil, Sussex Chambers

Sept 2013 - Legal Intern within the Real Estate team at Blake Morgan

March 2013 - Mini Pupil, Lamb Chambers

August 2011 - Legal Intern within the Real Estate team at Blake Morgan

August 2010 - Legal Intern within the Family department at Abels Solicitors.

Education

2015-2016 University of Law, Guildford (LPC)

2011-2014 University of Brighton, Law with Business LLB

2003-2010 King Edward VI School, Southampton

Something you didn't know...

In her free time, Chay loves exploring London and sampling cuisine's of every variety! She loves to bake, book holidays and volunteers for Endometriosis UK in her spare time.

Contact Details

Contact Telephone Number: 020 7492 0788

Email Address: cnaik@sethlovis.co.uk

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