Satvinder Juss has a broad public law and commercial litigation practice, with an emphasis on covering a wide range of contractual, property and human rights related disputes.
His work includes a particular emphasis on company, insolvency and property matters, as well as complex commercial disputes generally.
Juss, who has rights of audience as a Barrister at the AIFC Court & International Arbitration Centre, has acted in complex multi-jurisdiction commercial litigation, with a developing interest in arbitration and mediation. He is an Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator.
He has been a Panel ‘A’ Advocate for the Welsh Government and Equality & Human Rights Commission, and appeared in the High Court, Court of Appeal, UK Supreme Court, and Privy Council. He appeared in the Supreme Court of Trinidad in a multi-party insurance claim.
He sits as Judge of the Upper Tribunal.
Satvinder Juss recently co-authored this piece in leading Pakistani newspaper, The News International, discussing the potential for arbitration in the Paksitan.
“There needs to be particular focus on the advantages of arbitration the speed, lower cost and certainty that it can bring compared to traditional litigation. Whilst international arbitration awards such as Tethyan Copper Company have rightly triggered comment the reality is that arbitration is here to stay and Pakistan needs to look to make the best use of it that it can.”
He has also recently become a member of the ADGM Arbitration Centre Panel of Arbitrators in Abu Dhabi and a Master of the Bench of Gray’s Inn.
In March 2022 Satvinder Juss gave evidence as a public law barrister to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Democracy & the Constitution on the subject of ‘An Independent Judiciary – Challenges Since 2016’ which published its Report in June 2022. The majority of the respondents to the Inquiry all agreed that ministers have not properly discharged their duties. Satvinder noted how when on 3rd November 2016, after the Daily Mail carried a headline, criticising the Lord Chief Justice, Lord Thomas, and two senior colleagues as ‘Enemies of the People’, there appears to have been a marked failure by the Lord Chancellor to rise to the occasion and defend the judiciary from such attacks. His Comment that “A former Lord Chief Justice, Lord Igor Judge, even thought that in failing in her statutory duties Liz Truss, the Lord Chancellor, may have broken the law” was cited [p. 51 at §83(c)] with approval.
Satvinder is able to accept instructions directly from members of the public, companies and other entities through the public access scheme (also known as direct access). He has acted, advised and drafted pleadings and documents for a number of individuals and small and medium sized businesses on a direct access basis. He is happy to accept instructions on a direct basis in appropriate cases. If you wish to instruct Satvinder on a direct basis, please speak to the clerks.
For more information on public access, please see the Bar Council website.
Satvinder Juss has extensive public law experience over 25 years, having appeared in all the regular courts up to, and including the UK Supreme Court and Privy Council. He has offered Advice in the Grenfell Tower Inquiry and the China Tribunal Inquiry on Organ Transplant Abuse.