Satvinder Juss


Satvinder Juss has particular expertise in Comparative Constitutional law and Public and Administrative law. His practice includes judicial review hearings in the High Court and the Court of Appeal. He has considerable experience in Immigration and Refugee law, and various fields of human rights practice, from employment law to education law. He appears regularly in the High Court and Court of Appeal, and in the Privy Council.

He sits as a Deputy Judge of the Upper Tribunal hearing Immigration and Asylum cases, where he has been described in the Court of Appeal as “a judge with considerable experience in Immigration law”. He is a former Human Rights Fellow from Harvard University, and a Harkness Fellow. He is a Professor and the Director of the MA course in International Peace & Security in the Law School at King's College London and specialises in International Refugee law and in Human Rights, Public law and Comparative Law.

In October 2012 Satvinder was appointed to the A Panel of the Welsh Government's Panel of Counsel to undertake Public Law and Employment work.

Satvinder was appointed to the A Panel of counsel serving the Equality and Human Rights Commission with effect from 2 March 2015 for a term of 4 years.

Satvinder is on the Panel of Arbitrators of the Indian Council of Arbitration, and of which he is also a Life Member.

He has written in a wide variety of journals in the UK and the USA and is the author of five books, the most recent being International Migration & Global Justice. And has recently given a talk at Conway Hall on how Slavery was historically upheld in the English Law Courts please find further details here. 


Satvinder is able to accept instructions directly from members of the public, companies and other entities through the public access scheme (also known as direct access).  He has acted, advised and drafted pleadings and documents for a number of individuals and small and medium sized businesses on a direct access basis. He is happy to accept instructions on a direct basis in appropriate cases. If you wish to instruct Satvinder on a direct basis, please speak to the clerks. 

For more information on public access, please see the Bar Council website.

Legal Directories

Legal 500 (2015)

  • 'An experienced immigration and refugee law practitioner'.
  • Immigration : Leading junior 


Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts
Fellow of the International Academy of Freedom of Religion & Belief (Washington DC)
Board Member of 'Encounter'
Member of the Society of Legal Scholars


BA (Law); PhD (Administrative Law), University of Cambridge