Kavan has a commercial-chancery practice and particular expertise in the fields of insolvency, property and commercial litigation. He joined Chambers in 2006, having read law at Trinity Hall, Cambridge, before being called to the Bar with an ‘Outstanding’ classification (ranking in the top 10 of over 500 pupils in his year at bar school), and having been awarded Lord Mansfield, Sir Robert Megarry and Hardwicke scholarships from Lincoln’s Inn, as well as the Buchanan prize for being the top scholar in his Michaelmas call. The greatest proportion of Kavan’s work is litigation-based and he is therefore frequently on his feet, appearing in the High Court, County Courts and before Tribunals in all of his fields of practice.
"responsive, meticulous, pragmatic and approachable"
(Chambers UK 2013)
has an "experienced and commercial approach to insolvency"
(Legal 500, 2012)
is "highly articulate" and "excellent on his feet"
(Legal 500, 2011)
has impressed with his "commercial grasp" and "safe pair of hands" and is marked out as "one to watch"
(Chambers & Partners 2011)
Bevin v Datum Finance Ltd  EWHC 3542 (Ch)
Davenham Trust Ltd v White  EWCA Civ 747;  Bus. L.R. 1443
White v Davenham Trust plc  EWHC 2748 (Ch);  Bus. L.R. 615;  B.P.I.R. 280;  B.C.C. 77
London Borough of Redbridge v Mustafa aka Basturk  EWHC 1105 (Ch);  BPIR 893
Contributor to: Annotated Guide to Insolvency Legislation, Enterprise Chambers; and Landlord & Tenant Factbook
Joint contributor to Estates Gazette Q&A articles on: Charging Orders & Priorities; Adverse Possession & Land Registration; and PACT Arbitration.
Areas of Emphasis
Insolvency – all aspects of corporate and personal insolvency
Property – covering all types of real estate litigation, commercial landlord and tenant disputes, and residential lease and tenancy disputes
Commercial – all aspects of general commercial litigation and banking litigation, including commercial fraud, asset recovery, guarantees, secured lending and contractual disputes
Company, Partnership and Commercial Chancery
Career & Associations
MA (Cantab), Law - Trinity Hall, Cambridge
Lord Mansfield, Sir Robert Megarry and Hardwicke scholar of Lincoln’s Inn, with Buchanan Prize, 2004
Chancery Bar Association (member and on organising committee since 2008)
Property Bar Association