AREAS OF EXPERTISE:
Satinder Hunjan QC undertakes a range of general commercial work, 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 he undertakes is of very high value (multi-million). It often involves issues which are novel and challenging. The matters are inevitable of particular complexity and often involve highly technical and specialist expert issues and disputes. He has a strong interest in work within an international framework including jurisdictional issues.
Satinder has significant experience in the personal injury field of acting on behalf of claimants and defendants in major injury claims including injuries of the utmost severity, and he has a special interest in brain and spinal injuries. Satinder also undertakes litigation on behalf of claimants and defendants in all areas of clinical negligence. This includes substantial claims involving cerebral palsy and other birth injuries; severe brain and spinal injuries; injuries of the utmost severity; claims arising from the use of medical products and equipment; human rights; medical ethics and disciplinary and similar proceedings.
Satinder Hunjan QC acts on behalf of medical and other professionals and interested parties in disciplinary and other similar proceedings and inquiries. He also acts in criminal proceedings which involve fatal, multi-party and other very serious accidents and incidents and which are likely to have a significant impact on the workings and activities of the commercial and other organisations involved. He has acted in defence of many national and major companies and organisations in prosecutions brought by the Health and Safety Executive and local authorities. He has been instructed by many of the major insurers and loss adjusters in such proceedings, seeking to preserve their interests in respect of any subsequent civil or commercial claims. His work includes advisory work undertaken in contemplation of criminal, disciplinary and other processes.
Year of Call: 1984
Year of Silk: 2002
Sports Barrister of the Year 2016; Finance Monthly Magazine
Clinical Negligence Barrister of the Year 2015; Lawyer Monthly Magazine
Satinder has extensive experience in dealing with cases involving injuries of the utmost severity both on behalf of Claimants and Defendants and including in particular group actions, severe brain and spinal injury cases and other cases involving high value, complexity or novel issues. The cases are usually of high profile and include cases involving professionals, persons of high profile and elite sports persons and in particular professional footballers.
Satinder is a Patron of the Child Brain Injury Trust
Satinder has significant experience acting on behalf of claimants and defendants in major injury claims including injuries of the utmost severity, and he has a special interest in brain and spinal injuries.
Satinder has expertise in all areas of personal injury and related matters including employers' liability; public liability; foreign torts; HSE prosecutions; human rights; product liability; nuisance and privacy claims.
Professional Negligence Bar Association
Personal Injuries Bar Association
Appointed to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge (2008)
Chambers UK, 2021
"He is exceptional with clients and provides a lot of reassurance. He also has a phenomenal legal mind."
"He is great on his feet and is very engaged with his clients." "An exceptional QC - his knowledge of medical matters is unrivalled, his negotiation skills are outstanding and he is great with clients."
Legal 500 2021
"A master of strategy who provides a reassuring presence in complex cases."
"A powerhouse - he always drills down into the important issues. and his tactics are second to none"
Legal 500, 2020
"He is a master tactician and negotiator, and has an excellent rapport with both his clients and his instructing solicitors." "He has an extensive knowledge of brain injury cases and very impressive client care skills."
"He is a master negotiator. His knowledge is unrivalled and he has an excellent rapport with clients." "Incredibly hard-working, very confident, assertive. He has the courage to run cases and arguments that other barristers wouldn't.
"Good with clients and provides practical, sensible advice."
"Extremely knowledgeable and a strong negotiator."
Chambers UK, 2018
"His ability to pinpoint the most obscure of points in a case to support a line of argument that can often take his opponent by surprise, allows him to hit a home run for his clients in spectacular fashion." "Fantastic at negotiation, he really gets the results that other barristers don’t."
"His tactical thought process is something very few have but when that is coupled with his enviable power of elocution, he stands alone in the field." "His client communication is second to none and he has years of experience running brain injury cases."
Chambers UK, 2018
"His tactical awareness is excellent." "The closer we get to the court door, the more his capabilities shine through."
"Tactically brilliant, approachable, excellent with clients, pragmatic, robust and unflappable." "Very approachable, reliable and intelligent."
Chambers UK, 2017
‘Calm and collected on his feet and exceptionally strong in negotiations.’
Legal 500 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
No5 Chambers’ key silks include Satinder Hunjan QC, who is ‘an excellent tactician and technical lawyer’ and ‘always puts the client first’.
Legal 500 2013
Satinder Hunjan QC receives regular instructions in complicated, high-value clinical negligence cases, and is recognised as an expert in sports-related cases in particular. He is many instructing solicitors' "counsel of choice for high-value brain injuries" because "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 the damages on any case." One delighted client simply stated: "He's the governor - you don't need anyone else."
Chambers UK 2013
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Satinder Hunjan QC in successful claim on behalf of a former Professional Football Player
£20M: Satinder Hunjan QC successfully concludes a very high value cerebral palsy claim arising out of uterine rupture during a trial of labour following a VBAC.
Emotional deregulation and the use of anticipatory declarations in the Court of Protection
When is a settlement not full and final? Tomlins and the CCA
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