Saljuq Haider


Commercial Litigation

01582 731161


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 and 2023.


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  • 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.


Joined Taylor Walton in 2015

What our clients say

“Saljuq Haider is client-focused, with exceptional commercial awareness and insight into the construction industry. He is charismatic and easy to work with, but carries with him the sharpness of a formidable litigator.”
- Legal 500

"Saljuq Haider is both extremely knowledgeable but also engaging and willing to explain in understandable terms. He remains both professional and friendly and reviews with skill and detail. He is able to make key recommendations and a fair assessment of position to enable the achievable outcomes. Our dealings with Juq have been fantastic and he is also well connected to make further advice recommendations when needed." -Legal 500

"I would unequivocally recommend working with Saljuq in his key areas of expertise." -Legal 500

Effectively preparing for a small claims hearing

By Saljuq Haider | 30 October 2019

In recent years there has been an increasing trend of companies issuing court proceedings themselves in relation to unpaid invoices debts.  This can be a relatively straightforward process with the advent of Money Claim Online.  In many cases, taking such a step can act as an effective catalyst for debtors knowing a company is serious…

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

By Saljuq Haider | 20 January 2019

Issuing Court Proceedings Independently Historically, if a debtor refused to pay for goods or services it would be the almost exclusive domain of a solicitor to raise court proceedings on your behalf.  With the advent of a concerted effort to make justice accessible to all, it has been possible for some time for companies to issue…