Amrik Wahiwala

Barrister (Call Date: 2003) email
Amrik Wahiwala

Offers a first class hands on service throughout the life of a claim, from the pre-action stage right up to trial”

Chris Fielding – Partner, Fosters Solicitors

Amrik has a busy practice in Contract Law, Commercial Law and Property Law and has a particular specialism in Probate and Court of Protection.  He offers both advice and legal assistance and is always happy to provide impromptu advice on the telephone.  He is an experienced advocate and confident lawyer, respected by colleagues and solicitors alike. Amrik strives to forge a good working relationship with those who instruct him.

Wills and Probate
Amrik is well regarded in the areas of Probate, Inheritance Act and TOLATA matters. He regularly appears in the High Court on contentious probate matters and undertakes mediations to ensure the best possible result for the client:

  • Re Edmunds deceased – where he acted in a quasi-judicial capacity/arbitrator determining competing accounts of assets which disappeared prior to death of the testator.
  • Scarle v Scarle – case concerning the principle of commorientes and the applicable burden.

Court of Protection
Amrik undertakes a broad range of Court of Protection work including application for Deputyships and Statutory wills.  He was successful in a competing Deputyship claim which helped to clarify the guidance given by the Court of Protection:  Re BM [2014] EWCOP B20.

Civil – Contract Law and Commercial Law
Amrik undertakes a broad range of contract and commercial work and has appeared in cases across the region. He has a particular interest in construction law.  He also deals with professional negligence claims, credit hire and personal injury.

Property
Amrik has experience of boundary and easement disputes together with TOLATA claims

Personal Injury
Amrik undertakes both claimant and defendant work. He is prepared to advise in conference, in writing and by phone. He has experience of multi-track high value cases involving permanent disability, e.g. Jary v KL Technologies Ltd – Multi-track case, permanent disability

Languages
Amrik speaks a number of languages including Punjabi, Hindi and Urdu fluently.

In his spare time Amrik likes to read and keep fit. He is also a governor at a local school and is part of the networking committee for the RNIB, South East.

Court and tribunal experience

High Court, County Court, Court of Protection, District Probate Registry, Magistrates Court

Qualifications/Education

LLB (Hons) – 2000
LLM International Law & Human Rights – 2001 (Nottingham University)
Bar Vocational Course – 2003

Memberships/Appointments

The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple – 2002
Member of the South Eastern Circuit – 2006

Deputy District Judge – 2019