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Education/Awards


• GDL/BVC


• MA History of Art (Distinction), Goldsmiths


• MA (Oxon) Modern & Medieval Languages & Literature, Keble College, University of Oxford


• Hardwicke Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn


• Eastham Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn


• Pegasus Bursary (Paris Bar Exchange), Gray’s Inn


Appointments


• Recorder, Crown Court (2022)


• Judge, Employment Tribunal (2020)


• Judge, First-tier Tribunal (Mental Health Chamber) (2020)


• Tribunal Legal Advisor, Social Work England (Disciplinary tribunal for social workers) (2019)


• Tribunal Lay Panel Member, MPTS (Disciplinary tribunal for doctors) (2013)


Languages


French, German, Spanish, Italian, Punjabi, Hindi


Experience


Inderjeet accepts instructions predominantly in international arbitration, commercial disputes, and investigations work. He also advises on proceedings and inquiries before disciplinary tribunals across all regulatory bodies (save for those on which he sits).


In addition to several years at the independent common law bar, Inderjeet was an Associate in the disputes team at US firm Dewey & LeBoeuf and an Associate in the international arbitration team at Freshfields (Paris office). He also spent a year as a senior investigations lawyer at the Serious Fraud Office.


Examples of cases:


• Advising and acting for the claimant in a significant international gas pricing arbitration concerning the ongoing validity of the pricing mechanism being used


• Advising and acting for the claimant mining company in an investor-state arbitration against a state South American state


• Advising a German investor in relation to its liability under a bi-lateral investment treaty with an Eastern European state


• Advising and acting for the claimant against a significant Russian multinational concerning share prices on sale of the company


• Acting for a defendant in a construction arbitration against a Middle Eastern state concerning the building of two airports


• Acting for a Chinese energy company following a failed joint venture project in Africa


• Acting in a shipping insurance dispute following seizure of a tanker by pirates, involving also questions of Italian insurance law and whether ransom payments were contrary to Japanese law


• Acting in a shipping reinsurance dispute for a Kazakh client facing allegations from a South Korean marine insurance company concerning insurance liabilities


• Prosecuting a car manufacturer in a global bribery and corruption investigation


• Defending an international tobacco manufacturer in a global bribery and corruption investigation


Beyond his practice, Inderjeet is committed to pro bono and volunteer work. Most recently he spent 4 months in Malawi, where he created workshops and trained judges on their new wildlife crime sentencing guidelines, and monitored wildlife prosecutions across the country. His non-legal volunteering includes serving for a month at a time as a public health volunteer in Togo, Ghana, Tanzania, and Kenya, and as a human rights officer in Delhi. He welcomes opportunities to collaborate on pro bono projects, particularly in the areas of human rights, the rule of law, and judicial collaboration.


Inderjeet was a judicial assistant to Lord Justice Thorpe in the Court of Appeal and subsequently assisted Lord Justice Jackson during the implementation phase of his Costs Report.


Before coming to the law, Inderjeet worked briefly in the arts. He has studied to advanced level and/or worked in all the languages listed above and has experience as a translator. He travels extensively and brings his cultural awareness to bear in his work as judge and counsel.


“Intellectual ability is clearly exceptional”


“Brings a number of outstanding qualities to hearings”


“His examination of witnesses is careful and penetrating and demonstrates a very good mind in action”


“Objective, articulate and even handed in his approach to questioning”


“Very sound judgment and very careful in balancing arguments”


“Very collaborative in his approach”


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