Deepak Johar

Managing Partner

Deepak Kumar Johar qualified as a solicitor in May 1986 having obtained an Honours Degree in Law from Kings College, London. He has been an active member of the Funding Review Committee of the Legal Services Commission (now the Legal Aid Agency) and a former member of the Recognition Panel for Investors in People. He is a former President of the Leicestershire Asian Business Association, a former director of the Leicestershire Chamber of Commerce and has served on the Law Society Contentious Sub Committee. He is a member of the Law Society Family Panel.

He has extensive experience in Commercial Litigation, Charity Litigation, Contested Probate,  Commercial Law, Commercial Property and Family Law, having dealt with a number of cases and transactions over 30 years of private practice. He is able to advise on the law and procedural matters in respect of complex litigation in which he specialises and is fully committed to dispute resolution and mediation where appropriate. He also has considerable experience of commercial property, acting for private investors, developers and corporate clients and also has  expertise in the purchase and sales of businesses generally but particularly Nursing and Residential Care Homes, Dental Practices, GP Practices and Estate Agents.

Being a member of the Law Society Family Panel he also has the required expertise and experience in family law and has advised and dealt with many complex family disputes including international child abduction and  financial disputes. He is a member of Resolution and adopts their code of practice in his family work.

Reported Cases+

Furini v Bajwa [2004] 1 WLR 1971

Second appeal to the Court of Appeal on a certified point of principle relating to statutory time limits for bringing fraud claims. Noted in White Book 2006. Click here for full text.

Central Midlands Estates Limited v Leicester Dyers Limited [2003] EWHC Times 19th February

Chancery case raising issues relating to adverse possession and rights of way across industrial land, including clarifying law on easements.

Mann v Messrs Chetty & Patel [2000] EWCA Civ 267

Solicitors’ negligence appeal. Noted in "White Book 2009". Click here for full text.

GinaShoes Ltd v Davies (t/a Future) [1999] EWCA Civ 1188 (16 April 1999)  

([1999] EWCA Civ 1188; From England and Wales Court of Appeal (Civil Division).

Unreported Cases+

S Bassi v Others, Court of Appeal January 2015

Successful appeal resulting in an order by consent in relation to interpretation of costs orders distinguishing the leading authority of Cope v United Dairies Ltd [1963] 2AER 194. Respondents conceded the argument that an order for costs to be paid by another party could not be at legal aid rates and only on the standard basis under CPR 44.5 and CPR 44.4 (4) (b), and that the previous orders for costs in the substantive action failed to consider or apply CPR 44.4.1 and/or Regulation 107 (b) (3) of the Civil Legal Aid (General) Regulations 1989 as amended.

Deepak Johar - Awards and accreditations

  • Family Law
  • Resolution First for Family Law

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