Sarabjit (Sab) Singh KC specialises in tax, including the interface between tax and public law. He is ranked as a leading silk in tax by both Chambers and Partners and the Legal 500, and has been described in those directories as “very persuasive”, “very insightful and can articulate complex concepts in an easy to digest way” and “a very able and compelling advocate”, whose “drafting is fantastic”, whose “technical skills and written submissions are excellent” and whose “performances in conference impress”. Sab also specialises in public law in its own right, and frequently appears in public law and tax cases in the highest courts, including regular appearances in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court.

Prior to becoming a silk, Sab was appointed to each of the Attorney General’s A, B and C panels, and it was through his work on the panels that Sab represented government departments and others in the most complex and high-profile cases in his areas of practice. His excellence in advocacy in the higher courts was recognised by his appointment as Queen’s Counsel in 2018, whilst still in his thirties.

Sab has appeared in some of the most heavyweight cases in tax and public law in the last few decades, as outlined in the description of his practice in each of those areas below, and he continues to act in high-profile tax and public law matters.

Unusually for someone who specialises in tax and public law, Sab also practises in clinical negligence, personal injury and inquests/inquiries, and as a silk has acted in a number of catastrophic birth injury and other cases, including in the Covid-19 inquiry. He is valued for his careful and high-quality pleadings and advocacy, as well as his tactful manner with clients.

Outside of his practice, Sab is heavily involved in work promoting access to the Bar and retention in the profession of those from underrepresented groups. Being from an underrepresented group himself, he feels strongly that barriers to access should be broken down, and encourages those from working class and state school backgrounds to see the Bar as an option for them. He is also a member of the Bar Council’s Equality, Diversity and Social Mobility Committee, with a particular interest in ensuring the fair allocation of publicly funded work.

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