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Sahil Kher

Sahil Kher

Associate

Sahil practices in the London Dispute Resolution team.

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Experience

Sahil is a solicitor-advocate with particular expertise in public and administrative law disputes. He also has experience in banking and financial services disputes, having spent time as a secondee at two of the firm's key banking clients. He has also previously worked on major arbitrations for clients in the Middle East and Japan as a secondee in the firm's Tokyo office.

Sahil works with clients across various sectors including energy, planning and environment, local government, financial regulation, professional discipline, and sport. He works closely with the firm's various charity partners, including advising on strategic litigation and interventions before the courts.

Sahil's recent experience includes advising:

  • a prominent public body on a procurement challenge in relation to a major development site in the Docklands
  • a Core Participant in a high-profile public statutory inquiry
  • Liberty, the Child Poverty Action Group (CPAG) and the Public Law Project (PLP) in a Supreme Court case concerning an important constitutional question on the power of public authorities, courts or tribunals to disapply a provision of secondary legislation where it is incompatible with the ECHR (RR v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2019] UKSC 52)
  • Sky on public law issues before the Takeover Panel in relation to the competing takeover bids by Comcast and Fox
  • The Advice on Individual Rights in Europe (AIRE) Centre in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court in a case regarding access to benefits for non-EU citizens who have an EU citizen child (R (HC) v Secretary of State for Works and Pensions & Ors [2017] UKSC 73)
  • Tottenham Hotspur Football Club in statutory review proceedings against a decision to confirm a compulsory purchase order (CPO) for their new stadium in North London (R(Archway Sheet Metal) v SSCLG, Haringay LBC and Tottenham Hotspur Ltd [2015] EWHC 794 (Admin))
  • A major retail and commercial bank (on secondment) on investigations by various financial regulators, as well as advising on an independent review commissioned by the bank
  • The wealth management division of a major global financial services company on client complaints and litigation proceedings in relation to the marketing and selling of film financing schemes by third party promoters

 

 

Background

Sahil holds a Bachelor of Arts and Law with Honours from the National Law School of India University in Bangalore, where he was the Deputy Chief Editor of the Law Review and graduated as a gold-medallist. In addition to being a solicitor-advocate (civil) of the Senior Courts of England and Wales, Sahil is admitted to practice as an Advocate in India (with full higher rights of audience).