Parvien Akhtar is the founding director and driving force behind Bright Legal. She is a heavy-weight in the complex area of litigation. Parvien trained at a West-End firm in Central London and qualified as a solicitor in 1998. Prior to establishing Bright Legal, Parvien was a partner in a top 100 law firm.
She has over 18 years’ experience and technical knowledge in several areas of law, with particular expertise in litigation. Whilst she is a determined and thoroughly professional lawyer, she has a relaxed and approachable way in the way she works with her clients. This, coupled with her status as a leading litigation lawyer, has earned her an enviable reputation for consistently achieving a successful outcome for her clients. She is pragmatic and commercially focused with the primary aim of working towards a positive result for her clients.
Parvien is an entrepreneurial lawyer with strong leadership skills. Throughout her career she has always believed in providing the highest levels of client service. She genuinely leaves no stone unturned when it comes to assisting her clients. She is always prepared to fight her client’s corner. She prides herself on being accessible and providing a fast and responsive service to her clients.
Acted for the main contractor on a £1 million construction dispute concerning a place of worship. Advised and successfully negotiated settlement to the satisfaction of both the contractor and the architects.
Acted for claimant on a professional negligence claim involving 5 different defendants. Prepared and managed claim, and secured settlement in excess of £500,000 + costs.
Acted against a large developer who was represented by a top 100 firm in contractual dispute. Obtained a 5 figure settlement on behalf of the claimant.
Successfully defended a £300,000 claim bought by Hitachi Capital, alleging fraud. Forced Hitachi into a position whereby they discontinued the claim and paid costs to the defendant.
Acted in a multi-million pound hostile, family-run, business dispute. Despite having an opponent with unlimited resources on the other side, negotiated a 6 figure settlement deal.
Acted for a high net-worth individual in obtaining order for sale against a London developer who breached contract for sums due in excess of £600,000 at the High Court.
Successfully defended a claim based on misrepresentation on the sale of a residential property. Claim for £100,000 dismissed with indemnity costs.