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Zahira joined Edwin Coe as a Trainee in September 2006. She completed an undergraduate Law Degree at Oxford University where she obtained a 2:1.

Zahira qualified into the Commercial Litigation department in September 2008 and as Partner in 2020. She works for the Senior Partner, David Greene, assisting on a range of different cases. Zahira has experience of advising Claimants as well as Defendants. She primarily deals with contractual disputes but also has experience of advising clients in professional negligence and judicial review cases.

Zahira is fluent in Urdu and Punjabi and speaks conversational French.

  • Zahira represented a committee member of the Northern Rock Shareholders’ Association in front of the Upper Tribunal. Zahira is currently advising investors who lost money in the Madoff fraud in relation to claims against their financial advisors. She represented one such investor in front of the Financial Ombudsman Service which found against Barclays Wealth, dismissing their appeal. The Ombudsman found that investment in Madoff was wholly inappropriate given the client’s attitude to risk.
  • She is also involved in a group action which consists of over 400 clients whose claims are grounded in fraudulent misrepresentation. The claims are against Barclays Partner Finance and GE Money Consumer Lending Limited. Zahira is also advising clients who have been mis-sold hedging products by banks. She has assisted clients with negotiating standstill agreements where limitation is a concern and has also issued Court proceedings on behalf of clients.
  • Zahira is also advising a client who lost monies which were invested with a City trader for the purposes of foreign exchange trading. The trader has subsequently been charged with fraud and other offences, following an investigation by the FSA. The Defendant is said to have spent over £200,000 of investors’ monies in one evening in a nightclub.
Zahira Hussein is an exceptional lawyer who is has provided outstanding service always going above and beyond to provide...

Legal 500 UK 2022

Zahira Hussein is an exceptional lawyer who is has provided outstanding service always going above and beyond to provide outstanding client service and is incredibly dedicated to achieving
the best possible outcome for her client in the best possible timeframe.

Legal 500 UK 2022

Expertise

Credentials

  • Recommended in Legal 500 UK 2022 ‘Next Generation Partner’

  • Member of the Law Society

  • Acts as a “champion” for the Junior London Solicitors Litigation Association (JLSLA) acting as a coordinator between junior litigators at Edwin Coe and the JLSLA

  • Acted as a mentor for a charity called Mosaic which is part of the Prince’s Trust.

  • Sat on the Board of Mosaic’s London Regional Leadership Group

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Zahira Hussain is an exceptional lawyer who is has provided outstanding service always going above and beyond to prov...
Legal 500 UK 2022

Zahira Hussain is an exceptional lawyer who is has provided outstanding service always going above and beyond to provide outstanding client service and is incredibly dedicated to achieving
the best possible outcome for her client in the best possible timeframe.

Legal 500 UK 2022

Zahira Hussain is very helpful, organised and efficient.


Legal 500 UK 2022

Zahira Hussain is very helpful, organised and efficient.

Legal 500 UK 2022

Very strong individuals... Zahira Hussain is also excellent.


Legal 500 UK 2021

Very strong individuals... Zahira Hussain is also excellent.

Legal 500 UK 2021

Once again many thanks for all your hard work and for sticking to the task, it can't have been easy dealing with so m...
Client feedback

Once again many thanks for all your hard work and for sticking to the task, it can't have been easy dealing with so many diverse cases, I have problems sometimes just dealing with one customer so hats off for your staying power.

Client feedback

Zahira Hussain has judgement beyond her years in practice and her client relationship skills are superb.


Legal 500 UK 2020

Zahira Hussain has judgement beyond her years in practice and her client relationship skills are superb.

Legal 500 UK 2020

May I take this opportunity to say how pleased I have been with the service from you and look forward to working with...
Client feedback

May I take this opportunity to say how pleased I have been with the service from you and look forward to working with you on the consequential losses in the New Year.

Client feedback

Many thanks for your hard work and endeavour. If I need any future help I will contact you first.


Client feedback

Many thanks for your hard work and endeavour. If I need any future help I will contact you first.

Client feedback

Team is known for its strong litigation credentials, and excellent technical knowledge.


Chambers UK 2015

Team is known for its strong litigation credentials, and excellent technical knowledge.

Chambers UK 2015

If there are any technical questions that need answering we always get an instant reply in a straightforward manner. ...
Chambers UK 2014

If there are any technical questions that need answering we always get an instant reply in a straightforward manner.

Chambers UK 2014

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Zahira Hussain

Partner

Zahira joined Edwin Coe as a Trainee in September 2006. She completed an undergraduate Law Degree at Oxford University where she obtained a 2:1.

Zahira qualified into the Commercial Litigation department in September 2008 and as Partner in 2020. She works for the Senior Partner, David Greene, assisting on a range of different cases. Zahira has experience of advising Claimants as well as Defendants. She primarily deals with contractual disputes but also has experience of advising clients in professional negligence and judicial review cases.

Zahira is fluent in Urdu and Punjabi and speaks conversational French.

Expertise

  • Class Action Litigation: Overview
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution: Overview
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Civil Fraud
  • Professional Negligence
  • Mediation
  • Asset Protection and Recovery
  • Court Agency Services
  • Debt Collection
  • Defamation

Experience

  • Zahira represented a committee member of the Northern Rock Shareholders’ Association in front of the Upper Tribunal. Zahira is currently advising investors who lost money in the Madoff fraud in relation to claims against their financial advisors. She represented one such investor in front of the Financial Ombudsman Service which found against Barclays Wealth, dismissing their appeal. The Ombudsman found that investment in Madoff was wholly inappropriate given the client’s attitude to risk.
  • She is also involved in a group action which consists of over 400 clients whose claims are grounded in fraudulent misrepresentation. The claims are against Barclays Partner Finance and GE Money Consumer Lending Limited. Zahira is also advising clients who have been mis-sold hedging products by banks. She has assisted clients with negotiating standstill agreements where limitation is a concern and has also issued Court proceedings on behalf of clients.
  • Zahira is also advising a client who lost monies which were invested with a City trader for the purposes of foreign exchange trading. The trader has subsequently been charged with fraud and other offences, following an investigation by the FSA. The Defendant is said to have spent over £200,000 of investors’ monies in one evening in a nightclub.

Credentials

  • Recommended in Legal 500 UK 2022 ‘Next Generation Partner’

  • Member of the Law Society

  • Acts as a “champion” for the Junior London Solicitors Litigation Association (JLSLA) acting as a coordinator between junior litigators at Edwin Coe and the JLSLA

  • Acted as a mentor for a charity called Mosaic which is part of the Prince’s Trust.

  • Sat on the Board of Mosaic’s London Regional Leadership Group

Contact

Telephone:
+44 (0)20 7691 4164

Email:
zahira.hussain@edwincoe.com

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