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Sandesh Singh

Call 2004

"An effective advocate who prepares very thoroughly and rolls up his sleeves to get on top of the issues in even the most technical of cases."
(Chambers & Partners 2018)

Inquests & Public Inquiries

Sandesh is frequently instructed to represent interested parties at inquests. He has experience of inquests involving complex issues across a wide range of areas such as transport engineering, the provision of medical care for patients with mental health conditions and the police’s use of firearms.

Sandesh acted for two police officers involved in the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes at Stockwell Underground station at an inquest lasting three months before Sir Michael Wright QC. He also appeared in linked Judicial Review proceedings in respect of the conclusions left to the jury (unreported, Silber J).

Sandesh represented a major transport company at the inquest into the death of Maurice Wrightson, who died when the coach that he was driving crashed into rocks and caught fire near Alpe D’Huez in France:

Sandesh has recently represented a transport company in an inquest into the death of a forklift truck driver, a company at an inquest concerning the death of a roofer and last year Sandesh represented a company at the highly publicised inquest into the death of a football fan who was found dead in an excavation close to his home in Luton:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-43742513

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5598731/Football-fan-40-died-falling-roadworks-hole-near-home.html

Other recent inquests include:

Acting for a shipping company at an inquest concerning the death of a dock worker who was crushed between two shipping containers at Portsmouth Dockyard:

https://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/man-arrested-after-34-year-11073016

Representing a property development company at the inquest into the death of a construction worker following an explosion near Hampstead Heath in London:

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4321332/One-killed-gas-explosion-London-s-Hampstead-Heath.html

Selected Cases

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Awards


Professional Discipline Junior of the year (Chambers & Partners Bar Awards 2018)

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Qualifications


  • LLB (Hons), University of Bristol
  • BVC, College of Law, London

Memberships


  • ARDL
  • HSLA

Recommendations


“An effective advocate who prepares very thoroughly and rolls up his sleeves to get on top of the issues in even the most technical of cases.”

(2018)

“He has a great eye and mind for detail.”

(2018)

“An effective advocate even when pitched against silks and senior juniors twice his call.”

(2018)

“Incredibly user-friendly and well prepared.”

(2017)

“An extremely impressive individual. Thorough is an understatement. He is bright, super-knowledgeable, measured, reasonable and easy to deal with.”

(2017)

“A detail-oriented man with strong advocacy skills.”

(2017)

“Hard-working and conscientious…His level of preparation means that he is a match for any opponent.”

(2016)

“Meticulous in his attention to detail and will leave no stone unturned.”

(2015)

“Phenomenally bright.”

(2015)


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