Amardeep Dhillon

Called in 2010

Areas of Practice
Business & Commercial, Construction, Professional Negligence & Liability, Direct Public Access Barristers, Clinical Negligence

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Practice Profile

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Amardeep has a civil litigation practice centred on healthcare and commercial law. His previous career as an NHS and private dentist, in both dental practices and in hospitals, give him a unique insight on the demands facing the healthcare sector. This scientific training, coupled with his knowledge of the law, enables him to give clear and practical advice in numerous difficult situations. He is qualified to accept direct access instructions from both members of the public and companies.

General Civil Litigation

Amardeep is well-versed in all technical aspects of Civil Procedure Rules applications, including relief from sanctions, summary judgment, strikeout, injunctions, third-party costs orders and jurisdiction challenges, as well as nullity arguments.

He regularly advises and conducts trials in relation to fast and multi-track disputes. As well as contractual issues, he has knowledge of all types of property litigation (and is instructed in the Land Tribunal), involving commercial leases, relief from forfeiture and insurance damage disputes. He acts in relation to construction law matters, having advised upon breaches of contracts on disputes relating to: deposits for flat developments; JCT contracts; and adjudication referrals.

Amardeep has appeared before the Court of Appeal, and conducts appeals from both final decisions and case management decisions to the High Court. He is instructed for matters relating to arbitration, mediation and adjudication.

Commercial and Chancery

Amardeep is instructed in all aspects of commercial disputes. Amardeep has advised upon the merits of company disputes, contractual law disputes, breach of directors’ fiduciary duties, unfair prejudice petitions and partnership disputes. He is able to advise on insolvency and bankruptcy proceedings.

He is experienced in conducting trials and applications before the High Court, dealing with proprietary injunctions and remedies, wrongful removal of shareholders, directors’ disagreements. He is comfortable in dealing with high value disputes, and the interlocutory applications involved in such disputes. He has also acted for firms in relation to the Commercial Agency Regulations.

Amardeep settles pleadings and acts in relation to banking disputes, including FSMA 2000 Act breaches, misrepresentation of investments to high-net worth individuals and swap mis-selling issues.

In addition, Amardeep is instructed on matters relating to patents, trademarks and copyright issues.

He is also retained on non-contentious matters, advising both international firms on standard terms and conditions and individuals on agreements in relation to investments.

Commercial Healthcare

Amardeep is particularly able to matters relating to the Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs), the NHS and litigation involving the provision of services under medical and dental contracts.

He is instructed in relation to procurement and tender disputes, especially under the Public Contracts Regulations. As the timeframes for objecting to the award of the tender are short, he is able to turn work around at short notice, and has experience of obtaining without notice injunctions against the award of the tender, including against NHS England.

He has been retained by the Department of Health to assist with the transfer of the contracts from the now defunct Primary Care Trusts to the CCGs. Having delivered dental treatments under the new contract, he is fully versed in Units of Dental Activity (UDAs) and their delivery. Furthermore, having advised orthodontic associates upon their contracts, he has a clear understanding of the Units of Orthodontic Activity (UOAs) and orthodontic service provision. Consequently, he is uniquely placed to advise medical and dental professionals in any dispute they may encounter.

Costs and Professional Negligence

Amardeep also undertakes instructions with regards to the Senior Court Costs Office, being comfortable with all matters involving costs and their assessment. He also undertakes work in relation to professional negligence, particularly with regards to solicitors and architects.

 

Reported Cases:

Greenwich RBC v Ogbuka Housing Ltd [2015] L.L.R. 706; [2015] EWHC 2317 (Ch).

  • Acted for a religious organisation resisting an planning injunction for improper use

Elsworth Ethanol Company and another v Brian Selby Hartley and Others [2015] 1 B.C.L.C. 221; [2014] All E.R. (D) 63 (Feb); [2014] EWHC 99 (IPEC).

  • Acted for the Applicant in claiming the right to a patent, due to breach of contract and/or breach of de facto directors duties

 

Notable Cases

Simmons v City Hospitals Sunderland NHS [2016] EWHC 2953 (QB)

  • Appeared as a junior (led by Adrian Hopkins Q.C.), resisting an application to withdraw admissions contained within a consent order

Igboaka v General Medical Council [2016] EWHC 2728 (Admin)

  • Acted for a medical doctor appealing a suspension imposed by the GMC

Gahir v Bansal [2016] EWHC 2041 (QB).

  • Acted successfully for the applicant seeking relief from sanctions in setting aside a default judgment, where the application was made some 3 months after default judgment

Sequence Properties Ltd v Patel [2016] EWHC 2314 (Ch).

  • Acted for the applicant in seeking permission to appeal and seeking relief from sanctions

Mowbray v Saunders and Another [2015] EWHC 2317 (Ch).

  • Appeared for the debtor to successfully argue the apportionment of liability for a trustee in bankruptcy’s costs as between the debtor and the creditor

Renu and Chopra v Bank of Singapore Limited and Oversea-Chinese Banking Corporation Limited [2015] EWHC 1549 (Ch).

  • Appeared for the claimants (led by Ken Rogers) in resisting the jurisdictional challenge brought by the defendants in relation to a banking dispute

Kuldip Singh v Thoree [2015] EWHC 1305 (QB).

  • Appeared for the respondents on appeal regarding a refusal to set-aside a default judgment

Elsworth Ethanol Company and another v Brian Selby Hartley and Others [2014] EWHC 380 (IPEC).

  • Further judgment with regards to a claim for entitlement and appeared in respect of arguing costs

 

Unreported Cases

Flying Music v Theater Entertainment and Others [2016] EWHC 155 (QB).

  • Successfully appeared for the respondents in resisting summary judgment in a 2-day application where the matters pleaded included: frustration, lack of consideration and force majeure in circumstances where the contract was due to be performed during the Greek Riots

Ghummain v Sikander and Others [2015] EWHC 1675 (Ch).

  • Appeared for the defendants in resisting an application for relief from sanctions in circumstances where the claimants had failed, for almost 9 months, to disclose documents pursuant to an unless order

 

Qualifications and Awards

Queen Mother’s Scholarship

Blackstone Entrance Exhibition

BVC (College of Law)

Member of the Faculty of Dental Surgery (MFDS RCS (Eng))

Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS)

Bachelor of Medical Science (Biochemistry) (B. Med Sci)


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Amardeep is qualified to accept instructions under the Direct Public Access to Barristers Scheme.

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