Mr Vikram Sachdeva QC > Chambers of Charlie Cory-Wright QC and Richard Harwood QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Charlie Cory-Wright QC and Richard Harwood QC
39 Essex Chambers
81 CHANCERY LANE
LONDON
WC2A 1DD
England

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.

Memberships

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

Education

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

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Vikram Sachdeva QC39 Essex Chambers

London Bar > Court of Protection and community care

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1

Vikram Sachdeva QC39 Essex ChambersHis gravitas in complex Court of Protection matters is always welcomed.

39 Essex Chambers is ‘a go-to chambers for serious medical treatment cases due to the extremely high calibre of barristers within the set.’ Property and affairs matters are another key area of strength for the team. Jenni Richards QC is representing the local authority in Surrey CC v Various Clinical Commissioning Groups, concerning alleged multiple failures on the part of clinical commissioning groups to assess and make appropriate provision for two young women with extensive care needs. In another matter, Vikram Sachdeva QC is acting in A Local Authority v JB, a high-profile case concerning whether the capacity to consent to sexual relations requires a person to understand that the other person must have the capacity to consent before and throughout sexual activity.

London Bar > Administrative and public law (including elections)

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4

Vikram Sachdeva QC39 Essex ChambersVikram has the knack of knowing precisely what needs to be done in relation to advancing a case, doing it, and not wasting time doing any more, which makes him capable of juggling a significantly larger case load than at first sight appears possible.

London Bar > Costs

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Vikram Sachdeva QC39 Essex ChambersAn excellent advocate who is very easy to work with, very responsive, and has a great understanding of the healthcare sector and clinical issues.

One of the best sets around‘, 39 Essex Chambers houses a ‘very strong costs team‘ that was again involved in some of the market’s landmark costs disputes in the past year. Vikram Sachdeva QC is particularly noted for commercial costs, disciplinary costs, and costs in public law, frequently appearing at the Court of Appeal. Judith Ayling QC took silk in 2021 and instructed in connection with funding issues pertaining to an application in the Competition Appeals Tribunal, as part of UK Trucks Claim Limited v Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and others, with Simon Edwards also acting in the case on matters relating to damages-based agreements. Shaman Kapoor has been very busy on the costs front as well, including handing the costs elements of high-value group actions, and fellow junior Nicola Greaney stands out in costs matters related to personal injury and clinical negligence.

London Bar > Professional disciplinary and regulatory law

(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3

Vikram Sachdeva QC39 Essex ChambersVery knowledgeable and you know the product will be right.