Satinder Hunjan KC

Year of call: 1984  | Year of silk: 2002

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Satinder Hunjan KC is regarded as one of the leading silks in the UK and Internationally specialising in personal injury and clinical negligence cases.

Satinder successfully represents clients in cases of unparalleled complexity or value that often involve highly technical and specialist expert issues and disputes. Satinder regularly acts for claimants including high profile clients and issues of a sensitive nature both personally and commercially. Satinder is repeatedly instructed to act on behalf of internationally recognisable sporting names and individuals that have experienced life-altering injuries.

Satinder is often instructed to act and advise on novel legal points including those surrounding major brain injury and other catastrophic claims as well as significant clinical negligence claims. 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, disciplinary and professional negligence.

Satinder brings a highly analytical approach to his work and has an outstanding reputation for his ability to connect with both professional and lay-clients. His significant experience on cases of the utmost severity allows him to cut through complicated issues with unrivalled expertise and in a manor which showcases his dedication to the highest levels of client service. Clients regularly praise Satinder for the speed at which he responds to questions and his open and accessible nature when discussing important matters.

Satinder is consistently ranked in the Chambers & Partners legal directory in band 1 and is also an accredited mediator and arbitrator enabling him to bring highest levels of understanding to each case in which he is involved. Satinder also engages in several philanthropic activities including his role as a Patron of the Child Brain Injury Trust and extensive work with Arts 4 Dementia.


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‘Satinder is an excellent barrister who gets stronger the closer you get to trial. He is tactically very astute and brilliant in negotiation meetings.’

Legal 500 2024

"Satinder has a really good eye for the tactical progression of the case and is very good on high-value complex claims."

Chambers UK, 2024

"Satinder is outstanding. He is universally liked and respected by clients. He works tirelessly to secure the best possible outcome. He conducts litigation like a chess master with total confidence."

Chambers UK, 2024

"Satinder is one of the 'go to' practitioners and can handle very high-value, complex and sophisticated clinical negligence and personal injury claims. He is one of the top KCs in the country for this type of work."

Chambers UK, 2024

"His reputation is stellar."

Chambers UK, 2024

"Satinder is a powerhouse. He can drill down into a case to identify all key issues with the best tactical and strategic mind. He will look at issues from all sides and always find the best, often novel, way to present a case to achieve the best client-centred outcome."

Legal 500 2024


  • Recorder (2003)
  • Appointed to sit as a Deputy High Court Judge (2008)

Chambers UK, 2023

“Nothing fazes him and he instils complete confidence in the clients and teams around him.”

“Satinder is strategic in his approach.”

“Satinder is very user-friendly. He has a real skill set in relation to quantum.”

“Satinder is a very impressive barrister.”

Legal 500 2023

“Satinder is responsive and has a keen eye on the strategy of a case.”

Chambers UK, 2022

“He is fantastic is court – he gets the best out of witnesses and really commands the room.” “Very approachable and a real team player. His tactical knowledge is second to none.

Legal 500 2022

“Satinder’s depth of knowledge in these areas of law is exceptional. He is the best negotiator I have ever employed as counsel.”

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 KC – 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 KC, who is ‘an excellent tactician and technical lawyer’ and ‘always puts the client first’.

Legal 500 2013

Satinder Hunjan KC 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.”

  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Personal Injuries Bar Association

  • CEDR

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