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39 Essex Chambers

Chambers of Neil Block QC and Alison Foster QC

81 CHANCERY LANE, LONDON, WC2A 1DD, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7832 1111
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Fax 020 7353 3978
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298 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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Kuala Lumpur, London, Manchester, Singapore

Vikram Sachdeva QC

Tel:
Work 020 7832 1111
Email:
39 Essex Chambers (Chambers of Neil Block QC and Alison Foster QC)

Position

Barrister specialising in administrative and public law, human rights, European law, healthcare law, clinical negligence, tax (direct and indirect), costs. Cases include: W v M [2012] 1 All ER 1313; Re M (A Patient) (Court of Protection: Reporting Restrictions) [2012] 1 WLR 287; R (Golding) v General Commissioners of Income Tax [2012] STC 381; C v X Local Authority [2012] ACD 14; Lee v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2011] Imm. A.R. 542; AH v West London Mental Health Trust [2011] MHLR 85 and [2010] MHLR 326; Trigger v Northampton Magistrates Court (2011) 175 JP 101; D Borough Council v B [2012] Fam 36; Lower Mill Estates Ltd v Revenue and Customs Commissioners [2011] STC 636; R (Moore) v Skipton Fund Ltd (2011) 117 BMLR 185; RH v South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (2011) 117 BMLR 47; Ministry of Justice v Carter [2010] EWCA Civ 694; R (V) v South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust (2010) 13 C.C.L.Rep. 181; Reid v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2010] Imm AR 453; Lord Chancellor v Purnell [2010] 5 Costs LR 81; R v Secretary of State for Justice [2010] ACD 13; Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs v Georgina Downs [2009] 3 CMLR 1544; R (Bottomley) v General Commissioners of Income Tax [2009] STC 2532; Lord Chancellor v Rees [2009] 2 Costs LR 334; R (Brooks) v Secretary of State for Justice [2010] Prison LR 266; R (Ross) v West Sussex PCT [2008] 106 BMLR 1; R (Lowe) v Governor of Liverpool Prison [2009] Prison LR 197; AK (Iran) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2009] Imm AR 93; R (O’Neil) v Independent Adjudicator [2009] Prison LR 119; R (M) v Homerton University Hospital [2008] MHLR 92; Local Authority X v MM and KM [2009] 1 FLR 487 and [2009] 1 FLR 443; Meretz Investments NV v ACP Ltd [2008] 1 Costs LR 42; R (Damien Page) v Secretary of State for Justice (2007) ACD 100; R (Conrad) v Secretary of State for the Home Department [2008] Prison LR 28; Lord Chancellor v Haggan [2007] 5 Costs LR 722; Sutcliffe v BMI Healthcare Limited [2007] EWCA Civ 476; (2007) 98 BMLR 211; Goodman v Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs [2007] 3 Costs LR 366; R (Gordon) v Bromley NHS Primary Care Trust [2006] EWHC 2462; Jones v Caradon Catnic Ltd, [2006] 3 Costs LR 427; R (East London and the City Mental Health NHS Trust) v Mental Health Review Tribunal [2006] MHLR 1; Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs v Stork [2006] 1 Costs LR 69; R (Broadbent) v Parole Board [2006] 1 Prison LR 137; Lips v Older [2005] PIQR P14; R (C) v London Maudsley NHS Trust [2004] MHLR 280; Roadrunner Properties Ltd v Dean [2003] EWCA Civ 1816 (2004) 11 EG 140; Discain Project Services Ltd v Opecprime Development Ltd [2000] BLR 402.

Career

Called 1998, Middle Temple; Junior Counsel to the Crown (‘B’ panel); tutor in administrative and public law at various colleges in Cambridge; also qualified medical doctor.

Languages

French, Hindi.

Member

ALBA (committee member); Liberty; JUSTICE; ARDL.

Education

Oundle School; Clare College, Cambridge (1992 BA; 1996 MA); New College, Oxford (1993 BCL; 1996 BM BCh).


London Bar

Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police)

Within: Civil liberties and human rights (including actions against the police) – Leading silks

Vikram Sachdeva QC - 39 Essex ChambersMeticulous in his preparation and will always go the extra mile for the client.

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Costs

Within: Costs – Leading silks

Vikram Sachdeva QC - 39 Essex ChambersHas an effective and persuasive advocacy style.

Within: Costs

39 Essex Chambers has worked on a number of costs litigations in the Court of Appeal and High Court. Vikram Sachdeva QC is very active on matters surrounding the assignment of conditional fee agreements, most notably in cases such as Milton Keynes Hospital NHS Foundation Trust v Sally Anne Hyde and Griffith v Paragon.

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Court of Protection and community care

Within: Court of Protection and community care – Leading silks

Vikram Sachdeva QC - 39 Essex ChambersA persuasive advocate.

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Professional discipline and regulatory law

Within: Professional discipline and regulatory law – Leading silks

Vikram Sachdeva QC - 39 Essex ChambersThe man you want to instruct in difficult litigation – determined and robust, while remaining a calm personality.

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