Commercial Litigation - Saljuq Haider

Saljuq Haider



01582 731161

  • About me
  • Experience

I am a partner in our Commercial Litigation Department. I deal with a broad range of high value commercial disputes. My workload has a particular emphasis on construction related disputes including advisory, court trial and adjudications.

I am particularly known for my proactive and robust approach to litigation. However, I am also acutely aware of the need to resolve disputes swiftly and amicably, mindful that litigation can be an unnecessary distraction and expense from daily life/business.

I’m highly experienced in all forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution often conducting mediation for clients to resolve matters before parties become fully entrenched in litigation.

I represent a number of major sub-contractors in the construction industry in an advisory and litigious role. In addition, over the years’ I have acted for a number of banking and lending institutions, insurance companies and leading names in the building and construction industry.

Additionally, I accept instructions in an advisory and court capacity on a diverse range of commercial disputes, including complex contractual matters and financial disputes.

I pride myself on understanding a client’s business and its commercial objectives. I am then able to tailor my advice to suit those specific needs before embarking on a course of litigation, which can often be an otherwise stressful exercise for clients.

I have also been named by Legal 500 as a Rising Star 2020, Next Generation Partner 2021, Next Generation Partner 2022, 2023 and 2024.

I joined Taylor Walton in 2015.

  • I have acted for the defendants in a 5-day TTC trial regarding a quantum meruit showcase claim arising out of a residential development and option agreement (Peacock v Imagine Property Developments Ltd [2018] EWHC 1113 (TCC)).
  • I have acted for project managers who succeeded in resisting a developer’s application to set aside default judgment in a claim arising from a large mixed commercial/residential development in London. Mr Justice Coulson (as he was then) considered the interrelationship between CPR 13.3 and 3.9 and made findings on the nature of promptness for the purposes of CPR 13.3(2) (now cited in the White Book). I also acted for the same project managers during a four-day hearing before Andrew Bartlett QC (sitting as a Deputy Judge of the High Court) where the claim for damages was assessed Redbourn Group Ltd v Fairgate Development Ltd [2018] EWHC 658 (TCC); [2017] EWHC 1223 (TCC).
  • I represented a core participant in phase 2 of the Grenfell Tower Inquiry. I continue to act for the client in the Inquiry and generally in an advisory capacity.
  • I act for a property developer in respect of successfully pursuing directors under their personal guarantees for a value exceeding £4m.


Saljuq Haider’s posts

30 October 2019

Effectively preparing for a small claims hearing

In recent years there has been an increasing trend of companies issuing court proceedings themselves in relation to unpaid invoices… read more
20 January 2019

D.I.Y. instructions on the correct way to issue court proceedings

Issuing Court Proceedings Independently Historically, if a debtor refused to pay for goods or services it would be the almost… read more

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