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Chamali Fernando
Commercial Litigation & Dispute Resolution (Barrister)

Chamali has over 17 years’ experience as a UK barrister and is a licensed attorney in New York USA. She has represented a broad portfolio of clients from Heads of State to some of the most vulnerable in our society, across several disciplines.


Chamali has handled a varied caseload including complex commercial disputes involving fraud and insolvency litigation, often with an international focus and multimillion-pound civil litigation.

Chamali holds significant management experience and versatile leadership skills as a former Head of Legal for a regional law firm and has previously established her own set of Chambers. She has also undertaken short-term contracts for the United Nations and advised the government of Sri Lanka.

Following a commercial pupillage at One Essex Court in London at the Chambers of Rt.Hon. Sir Tony Baldry MP, Chamali was awarded an exemption from the General Council of the Bar to move into employed practice as a barrister working in solicitors firms exercising full rights of audience and later established her own set of Chambers.

Work History

  • 2020 Consultant at Nexa Law Limited
  • 2019 Consultant at Peregrine Law
  • 2018 MA in Ethics in Law at Kings College London
  • 2018 Legal and Policy Researcher, UN
  • 2015 Parliamentary candidate
  • 2012 Attorney New York Bar, USA
  • 2008 Policy Advisor for Coalition for an International Court for the Environment
  • 2002 Barrister at Middle Temple


  • Commercial litigation
  • Financial litigation
  • Financial regulation


Chamali plays netball competitively twice weekly, enjoys international cuisine, politics and going to the theatre.

Telephone: 020 7504 7071 ext 39
Mobile: 07957491177