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Mr Vikram Sachdeva QC
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  1 All ER 1313; Re M (A Patient) (Court of Protection: Reporting Restrictions)  1 WLR 287; R (Golding) v General Commissioners of Income Tax  STC 381; C v X Local Authority  ACD 14; Lee v Secretary of State for the Home Department  Imm. A.R. 542; AH v West London Mental Health Trust  MHLR 85 and  MHLR 326; Trigger v Northampton Magistrates Court (2011) 175 JP 101; D Borough Council v B  Fam 36; Lower Mill Estates Ltd v Revenue and Customs Commissioners  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  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  Imm AR 453; Lord Chancellor v Purnell  5 Costs LR 81; R v Secretary of State for Justice  ACD 13; Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs v Georgina Downs  3 CMLR 1544; R (Bottomley) v General Commissioners of Income Tax  STC 2532; Lord Chancellor v Rees  2 Costs LR 334; R (Brooks) v Secretary of State for Justice  Prison LR 266; R (Ross) v West Sussex PCT  106 BMLR 1; R (Lowe) v Governor of Liverpool Prison  Prison LR 197; AK (Iran) v Secretary of State for the Home Department  Imm AR 93; R (O’Neil) v Independent Adjudicator  Prison LR 119; R (M) v Homerton University Hospital  MHLR 92; Local Authority X v MM and KM  1 FLR 487 and  1 FLR 443; Meretz Investments NV v ACP Ltd  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  Prison LR 28; Lord Chancellor v Haggan  5 Costs LR 722; Sutcliffe v BMI Healthcare Limited  EWCA Civ 476; (2007) 98 BMLR 211; Goodman v Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs  3 Costs LR 366; R (Gordon) v Bromley NHS Primary Care Trust  EWHC 2462; Jones v Caradon Catnic Ltd,  3 Costs LR 427; R (East London and the City Mental Health NHS Trust) v Mental Health Review Tribunal  MHLR 1; Secretary of State for Constitutional Affairs v Stork  1 Costs LR 69; R (Broadbent) v Parole Board  1 Prison LR 137; Lips v Older  PIQR P14; R (C) v London Maudsley NHS Trust  MHLR 280; Roadrunner Properties Ltd v Dean  EWCA Civ 1816 (2004) 11 EG 140; Discain Project Services Ltd v Opecprime Development Ltd  BLR 402.
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.
ALBA (committee member); Liberty; JUSTICE; ARDL.
Oundle School; Clare College, Cambridge (1992 BA; 1996 MA); New College, Oxford (1993 BCL; 1996 BM BCh).
Lawyer Rankings(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 4 (Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 1
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.
Vikram Sachdeva QC – 39 Essex Chambers ‘ Vikram 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. ’(Leading Silks) Ranked: Tier 3
‘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.