Who are we?

I run a sole practice law firm that specialises in defamation law - increasingly my interests have diversified into the health and innovative technology space; but I will continue to practice in the High Court. 

My office "admin base" is in the heart of legal London (opposite the Royal Courts of Justice) at 218 Strand; known as "218 lawyers club". This is a dedicated office space for lawyers who work independently of each other but share secure facilities and support services.   

Founded 29 years ago (1991) my practice has represented and achieved some notable settlements and courtroom successes for private individuals as well as media corporate clients and charitable institutions.   

My fees are negotiable, transparent, and agreed in advance. I do not undertake legal aid work. 


After nearly 30 years of running a successful high court litigation practice (mainly defamation work) my interests have diversified into health matters including health science ethics, regulatory compliance and governance (eg MHRA, HTA, HFEA, HRA, ICO), clinical trials, data and privacy, the biotech sector and biobanks. For me this has meant a deep dive into all matters related to health, big data, AI, robotics, blockchain, and smart contracts. I am also a lay member on various ethics committees related to health research, data technology, and biobanking - including being legal advisor to an online biobank hub.

About Mr Sahota

I am a solicitor-advocate with a former short career in journalism.  My interest in civil rights and law led me to initially work for a human rights quango (Commission for Racial Equality) but then to qualify (in my thirties) as a lawyer; and soon thereafter set my own independent practice in London.

As a "solicitor-advocate" I have rights to represent clients at all levels of the civil courts in England and Wales.  

Academically, I read Politics with International Studies at Warwick University (1975-78); then post-graduate journalism at City University (1978-79); all my legal studies including the solicitors qualifying exams were at Wolverhampton University (1986-88). I have many fond memories of all three universities.

This broad and extensive experience has proved useful in getting the right result whether it be by mutual compromise (which is usual) or occasionally if necessary, by trial at court. 

I intend to continue with defamation work - which is exciting and challenging -  but for some years now I have increasingly spent time on exploring and grounding my knowledge in the heallth and innovative technology sector. It is a facinating field at all levels and I am working hard on incorporating this as a new area of specialist advice and consultancy.


I am the Data Protection Officer; registered as Barjinder Singh Sahota, with the Information Commissioner's Office (ref: Z7268922).

Please note:

1. My firm does not hold or process any 'cookies', or process any analytical data, on visitors to this website.

2. Data is processed in connection with my firm's professional practice of providing advice and litigation services to clients - and related data on third parties involved in those matters; and in the performance of my firm's administrative and statutory obligations eg in the prevention of crime and fraud.

3. I do not send out speculative circulars or marketing material.

4. Data is generally retained for 7 years - this could be longer if required for legal, professional, or regulatory obligations. 

5. Subjects of data have rights over their data which include the following: i. right to be informed about collection and use ii. right of access and copies iii. right of correction of inaccurate data iv. right of erasure iv. right to restrict or stop processing v. right to move data to a third party. 

Rights are not absolute but subject to conditions and exemptions, for example, if the processing is part of providing legal advice then the exemption of legal professional privilege will apply and third parties would be excluded. For more details visit the Information Commissioner's Office www.ico.org.uk or contact me at lawyers@libel-law.co.uk or write to me at 218, Strand, London, WC2R 1AT.