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Jagdeep Hayre

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Jagdeep specialises in high-value commercial litigation, common law, construction & property disputes and fraud recoveries work. Jag is also instructed in undertaking high profile strategic investigations. He has a broad range of experience acting for claimants and defendants alike. Jag joined BLM in 2014 to increase the commercial litigation offering to existing clients and to further expand this area of work. Prior to BLM, Jag had a long career in local government where he was head of civil litigation at Birmingham City Council, before which Jag worked in private practice. Recent cases, include: defence of a £16m+ dispute in the technology construction court for breach of warranties under contract, arising from a large scale voluntary housing stock transfer in 1996; defence of a £2.4m claim brought by department communities and local government for recoupment of a European regional development fund grant for breach of grant conditions and failure to achieve performance milestones; defence of 1.75m tripartite LGPS pension dispute; acting for claimants in respect of several multi-million pound construction disputes (value £1m-40m) in respect of claims for overpayment, misapplication of the pricing mechanisms under the contract, miss-measurement, works not undertaken or not necessary. Jag also has group litigation experience and acted as lead defence solicitor in respect of uninsured historic abuse claims for a local authority in respect a care regime between 1979-83 at a regional residential assessment centre to include defending to trial claims against numerous former Lord Mayor’s, being ex-officio members of the establishment in the early 1960/70’s. Key clients include Birmingham City Council, Stratford Upon Avon District Council, London Borough of Bromley.


Head of civil litigation and personal injury Birmingham City Council 2010-14; head of employment and personal injury Birmingham City Council 2007-10; senior solicitor Birmingham City Council civil litigation and personal injury 2000-07; solicitor Birmingham City Council Civil litigation and personal injury 1998-2000; solicitor civil litigation and personal injury Scaiff & Co, Worcester 1997-98; solicitor civil litigation and personal injury Dawbarns, King’s Lynn 1995-97; solicitor civil litigation RW Hemmings/Lloyd and Co/Lloyd Wilson, Coventry 1990-95; trainee solicitor at RW Hemmings: training Principal Edward Creedy (formerly litigation partner, Brindley Twist Tafft and James).




Birmingham Law Society Personal Injury Committee.


Lancashire Polytechnic, Law and Politics BA (Hons) 2:1, 1986-89; School of Law – Chester, 1989-90.


Enjoys travelling abroad with family, keeping marine fish, property re-development/self-taught builder currently embarking on a major redevelopment project.

West Midlands: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Birmingham

Within: Commercial litigation: Birmingham

BLM ‘works hard to grasp the complexities of the situation in each individual matter’. Julian Smart, who ‘works tirelessly on clients’ cases from the beginning, staying on top of things’, continues to act for Towergate Financial in a piece of M&A litigation. Other work includes cartel follow-on damages claims and heavyweight civil fraud matters, often concerning insurance – Caroline Kane is a significant contact for this; she ‘has brilliant knowledge of ever case: she is like a walking dictionary and gets to the core points in ways she makes everyone understand’. Jagdeep Hayre handles a variety of cases for Birmingham City Council. The firm also acts for Fujitsu and European Risk Insurance Company.

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West Midlands: Public sector

Local government

Within: Local government

BLM s work in this space exclusively involves public sector disputes. Paul Owston heads the practice and recently represented Reigate and Banstead Borough Council in an occupiers liability claim involving an accident that occurred on the client’s land. Joanna Brocklehurst, Jagdeep Hayre and Val Hughes are also recommended. Birmingham City Council, Derby City Council and Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council are key clients.

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