Shaman’s practice covers several fields of commercial and common law with his costs practice bridging over both fields. He is regularly in the High Court and SCCO and continues to seek opportunities to expand his practice both domestically and internationally. He is a regular speaker at seminars for membership organisations as well as for clients in-house and Chambers seminar programme.

His commercial law experience includes international arbitration and domestic and international commercial disputes including contractual arrangements associated with financial investments, construction projects, high net worth individuals, oil and gas, software developers and global corporations. He has experience of contractual interpretation, promissory note disputes and shareholder disputes. He is motivated to develop his international practice and has sought opportunities in recent years in Dubai, Dublin, Munich and Singapore.


He is ranked in Chambers & Partners for costs where he is described: “Has the right mindset to be able to compromise with the other side on commercial terms; if not able to settle, he is, however, a robust advocate who stands up for the cause.” “He is concise and easily understandable.” (2018)  “Absolutely brilliant with the client”. (2017)  “His attention to detail and ability to cut to the chase is pretty invaluable. He’s able to come out with facts on the case rather than just knowledge of the law, which really helps to hammer home the issues to the judge.” “He’s an efficient junior with a good eye for figures.” (2016)

He is ranked in Legal 500 as a leading Junior and is “recommended for costs budgeting” (2018), noted for being “up and coming” (2017), “enthusiastic, clear in his advice and his advocacy is excellent” (2016),  “tough and always fights hard for his clients” (2015), a “pragmatic and forceful advocate” (2014) and for his “ability to manage clients’ expectations from the very earliest stage, and for his confidence in court” (2013).


University College London (LLM); City University ICSL (BVC); Manchester Metropolitan University (LLB.Hons) Law with French

Professional Memberships

Lincoln’s Inn Advocacy Tutor




Qualified Mediator



Working as junior counsel in the preparation and issue of a claim in the Commercial Court against Google for breach of a non-disclosure agreement and duty of confidence.


A hotly contested detailed assessment requiring Shaman’s input on the preliminary points of the enforceability and scope of the retainer, and the recoverability of consultancy fees for a solicitor who was a party in the substantive litigation.  Shaman’s client won the legal arguments at first instance before Master James and Shaman continues to act in the Appeal listed in April 2018.


Recognised by The Lawyer’s Top 20 Cases of 2017, this litigation arises out of RBoS’s 2008 shareholder rights issue intended to generate £12bn, but which left shareholders with a wiped-out valuation after RBoS’s nationalisation.  Shareholders brought claims for mis-selling amongst other losses and the litigation is the subject of a group litigation order.  Shaman has been instructed to advise on inter-partes and between the parties costs.


Instructed to deal with the detailed assessment of the costs in the Supreme Court proceedings where, amongst other issues, the recoverability of additional liabilities was asserted by the opposing party as being incompatible with the ECHR.

Al Khorafi & Ors V (1) Bank Sarasin-Alpen (ME) Limited (2) Bank Sarasin & Co. Limited Dubai International Finance Centre Court – CFI 026/2009

The substantive litigation concerned the mis-selling of financial investment products to the Claimants. The investments concerned a total sum of USD $230M. Judgment has been obtained and quantum assessed at USD $75M. The substantive litigation is the subject of appeal, however, Shaman has been instructed to advise the Claimants in the first instance on the issue of costs..

A v A firm of solicitors

The Claimant brought a claim for damages arising out of professional negligence in drafting an agreement as between it and a Russian oil exploration service provider, in which the Claimant was to have secured certain fees for brokering deals in India.  The case settled.

ICC Arbitration – Software Provider v Global Telecoms Giant

The dispute focused on the interpretation of contractual terms as between the parties in respect of the Claimant contractor providing open source software services. The case turned on whether a minimum commitment amount of USD $14M was payable to the Claimant. The case resolved at a mediation a few weeks before a final arbitration hearing.

TGC Costs Newletter Vol IV

4th June 2019

Please see link below to the latest update from the TGC Costs Team.

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TGC Costs Newsletter Vol III

10th December 2018

Please see link below to the latest update from the TGC Costs Team.

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TGC Costs Newsletter

17th May 2018

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Partners in Costs Magazine

21st February 2017

Simon Browne QC and Shaman Kapoor are contributors to the Spring Edition of the PIC Magazine.  The Pitfalls of Refusing ADR by Simon Browne QC.  The Heat is On by Shaman Kapoor.

Age Discrimination

18th February 2006

A guide to the Employment Equality (Age) Regulations 2006

TGC Costs Newsletter

4th June 2019

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Edward Hutchin and Shaman Kapoor appointed as Deputy District Judges

13th March 2019

Temple Gardens Chambers congratulates Edward Hutchin and Shaman Kapoor on their appointment today by the Lord Chief Justice as a Deputy District Judge on the South Eastern Circuit.

TGC Costs Newsletter

10th December 2018

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Association of Personal Injury Lawyers’ (APIL) Costs Conference 2018

20th November 2018

Shaman Kapoor and Matt Waszak are demonstrating a mock detailed assessment with the new electronic bill of costs with Master James and Deputy Master Campbell at the APIL Costs Conference 2018 in London. Details of the programme can be found here.

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17th May 2018

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TGC Costs Newsletter

4th July 2017

Welcome to the very first edition of TGC’s Costs Newsletter! Costs has been a huge part of our practice at TGC for as long as it has been recognised as a discrete area of law. Whilst the team has naturally changed and evolved over that time, it has retained phenomenal strength and depth from its leadership right through to its most junior members. We pride ourselves on being leaders in the field and being able to offer a client service level second to none. We remain extremely grateful for our Directory recognition, and through 2017 we’ve reinvigorated our energy levels as a team being ever ready to serve!

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