Terrifyingly good – it is as if he sees the world in slow motion – Legal 500

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 Clinical Negligence Barrister of the Year 2015 Lawyer Magazine

Practice Summary

Satinder’s practice focuses on commercial litigation, insurance, private and manufacturing liability (including industrial plant and materials, consumer products and pharmaceuticals), construction and professional negligence (legal, sports, media, accountants and finance, architects and related professionals).

The work that Satinder undertakes involves high value complex claims, often involving issues which are novel and challenging, highly technical with specialist expert issues and disputes. He has a strong interest in work within an international framework including jurisdictional issues.

Cases are usually undertaken leading a team of lawyers including specialist barristers and the work is undertaken at all levels of the court system, tribunals, mediation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.

His work involves acting for a diverse range of clients from high profile and professional individuals to global and national corporations and conglomerates, partnerships and other legal entities, public institution and bodies.

Areas of Experience (Select to add to the CV download)

Commercial

Satinder undertakes a broad range of commercial disputes, insurance, manufacturing liability (including industrial plant and materials, consumer products and pharmaceuticals), professional negligence (legal, sports, media, accountants and finance, architects and related professionals).I undertake some of the most complex and valuable clinical negligence, personal injury and sports injury cases that are litigated. Many of the cases Satinder undertakes have a multi-million pound valuation and are of high complexity, sensitivity or raising novel issues.

Satinder’s sports work often arises from contractual disputes between sportsmen and agents, professional negligence of legal teams arising out of representation of clients at sports arbitration, career ending and catastrophic life changing injuries to sportsmen particularly professional footballers and failings in safety in the organisation of sports events resulting in major losses and catastrophic injuries to spectators.

Cases are usually undertaken leading a team of lawyers including specialist barristers and the work is undertaken at all levels of the court and appellate system, tribunals, mediation, arbitration and alternative dispute resolution.

The work involves acting for a diverse range of clients from high profile and professional sportsmen and other professionals to global and national corporations, partnerships and other legal entities, public institution and bodies.


Sports

Satinder undertakes some of the most complex and valuable sports injury, clinical negligence and personal injury cases that are litigated. Most of the cases which he is involved with have a multi-million pound valuation and are of high complexity, sensitivity or raising novel issues.

Satinder also works on a range of general commercial work, insurance, manufacturing liability (including industrial plant and materials, consumer products and pharmaceuticals), professional negligence (legal, sports, media, accountants and finance, architects and related professionals).

He is involved in a diversity of sports cases. Those have arisen from contractual disputes arising between sportsmen and agents, professional negligence of legal teams arising out of representation of clients at sports arbitration, career ending and catastrophic life changing injuries to sportsmen particularly professional footballers and failings in safety in the organisation of sports events resulting in major losses and catastrophic injuries to spectators.

The work involves acting for a diverse range of clients from high profile and professional sportsmen and other professionals to global and national corporations, partnerships and other legal entities, public institution and bodies.

Recent Cases

H v. Y Hotel Ltd(Loss of hotel and restaurateur business in Jersey following a hotel and use of termination clauses in the head tenancy)

T v X Solicitors  (Professional negligence of legal team arising itself from a professional negligence claim against accountants for losses arising in respect of wrongful income tax and VAT payments and resulting in the dissolution of the business)
P v Z Hotel(Diving accident in hotel pool causing serious spinal injuries in Spain)

Multi-Parties v. Amateur Motorcycle Association (Speedway event accident arising out of the mismanagement of trackside safety resulting in a competing motorcycle leaving the track and entering the spectators’ arena causing major losses)

Re P  (Professional negligence claim against Counsel and Solicitors brought by a football agent for the negligent management and compromise his contractual claim against a premiership footballer during a final hearing before  a Sports Arbitration Tribunal)

Re F(Loss of career of a championship footballer as a result of brain injury)

Re: X (Child suffering catastrophic concussive injuries in a rugby match: the claim involving the refereeing and medical standards of the match)

Re: Premiership Football Club (Contractual and tortious dispute arising out of the medical management and contractual termination of a footballer at a top tier premiership football club).

L v. C Health Board (Mismanagement of spinal compression resulting in high paraplegia of an amateur boxer)

Re: M (Brain injury suffered as a result of the mismanagement and supervision of open water diving)

Recommendations

Satinder Hunjan QC is recognised as one of the leading barristers in the United Kingdom. Other lawyers

“Fantastic on his feet and a superb tactician”
Legal 500 2017

“The closer we get to the court door the moor his abilities shine through”
Chambers and Partners 2017

“Tactically brilliant, approachable, excellent with clients, pragmatic, robust and unflappable”
Chambers and Partners 2017

“His client communication is second to none and comes with years of experience in brain injury cases.” “He is a dynamic barrister and is exciting to work with. He is very good with the clients and has a very good idea of what a claim is worth. He is able to express complex ideas very simply and get to the heart of a case.”
“He has tactical nous and up-to-date knowledge of the latest decisions on aspects of special damages claims. He’s very reassuring with the clients; a sharp brain.” “He’s exceptionally good on case tactics, calm on his feet and approachable.”
Chambers UK, 2016

Terrifyingly good – it is as if he sees the world in slow motion”
Legal 500 2015

“He is very sharp intellectually and gets a very good result for the client – he’s very good tactically.”
“He is a really tough negotiator.”
“He is bold and tenacious, and has superb tactical awareness.”

Chambers and Partners 2015

He is not afraid to take a difficult case forward.’
Legal 500 2014

He is absolutely immense as a lawyer – fantastic advocate with a huge intellect, who is hard working, pragmatic and incredibly good with clients. A go-to man of the Bar.
Chambers and Partners 2014

Has extremely good technical knowledge and brings to the table a high level of technical nous. He is a fantastic negotiator…. He has considerable skill in maximising the value of cases and getting great settlements.
Chambers and Partners 2014

An excellent tactician and technical lawyer and always puts the client first.
Legal 500 2013

He is many Instructing Solicitors’ Counsel of choice… He is very tactically astute and has real commercial sense. He is also excellent in negotiations, you can guarantee that he will be able to maximise damages in any case. One delighted client simply stated “He is the governor you don’t need anyone else.”
Chambers and Partners 2013

He impresses with his ability to master the details while never losing sight of the big picture.
Chambers and Partners 2013

An exceptional advocate prepared to fight difficult cases.
Legal 500 2012

Solicitors describe him as a “brilliant tactician” with a “real eye for the end game” and praise him for his sheer tenacity
Chambers and Partners 2012

Technically flawless and accomplished advocate
Legal 500 2011

He is very good at round table conference meetings
Chambers and Partners 2011

Appointments

Recorder: 2003

Appointed to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge (2008)

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