Who are we?

I run a sole practice law firm that specialises in defamation law - increasingly my interests have diversified into the health sciences including health research, biobanking, artificial intelligence, robotics (brain interfaces), and smart contract (blockchain) solutions. 

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 with shared secure facilities and support services.   

Founded 29 years ago (1991) my practice has represented and achieved many happy results for individuals, media clients and other organisations. I offer a personal 'one to one' service to each client with a direct point of contact.

My fees are agreed in advance - so, always transparent. I do some 'pro bono' (free) work for start-ups and 'struggling' entrepreneurs. 

NEW PATHWAY INTO HEALTH SCIENCES AND INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY:

After almost 30 years of litigation 'battles' in the High Court (mainly media clients) my interests have diversified into health sciences including research (eg clinical trials), funding grants, ethics, compliance and governance (eg MHRA, EMA, HRA, HTA, HFEA, CQC, ICO), data and privacy, biobanking, artificial intelligence (smart cities), robotics (brain interfaces), and smart contract (blockchain) solutions. I am a member of a number of ethics committees in health research and biobanking; and a pro bono advisor to an innovative 'not for profit' biobank company.

About Mr Sahota

I am a solicitor-advocate with a much earlier career in journalism.  My interest in human rights led me to work at the Commission for Racial Equality and later on to qualify (in my thirties) as a solicitor - then setting up my own law firm at 50 Essex Street, London (above Daly's Champagne Bar!). Some years later I moved office to Pepy's Chambers in Fleet St (Prince Henry's Room) and when that Chamber closed I moved 100 yards away to 218 Strand.

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

I read Politics with International Studies at Warwick University (1975-78); then post-graduate journalism at City University (1978-79); and my solicitors qualifying exams (CPE and LSF) at Wolverhampton University (1986-88). Uni life was fun - with just a little hard work.

During many college vacations I worked in what feels like everything and everywhere - no chance to getting bored, just got another job. 

This variety, experience and curiosity has, I think, paid off. Success in litigation is all to do with planning and strategy - even if one's plan is not to have a fixed plan (at least not, like the proverbial swan, visible above the waterline).  All this can be translated into getting the right outcome for clients. Nothing in litigation can be guaranteed but my track record (I think) gives cause for comfort and confidence.

I intend to continue with defamation work - which is exciting and challenging -  but for some time now I have explored new sectors in heallth and innovation technology. It is a facinating field at all levels and I am working hard on incorporating this as a new focus for specialist advice and consultancy.

PRIVACY NOTICE:

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.