Saleem Khalid

Saleem Khalid

Call: 2001

"Saleem has a phenomenal ability to turn work around quickly. He remains very calm under pressure, and is very bright and enthusiastic."

Legal 500 2023

Saleem Khalid is one of the leading juniors at the Bar in the field of Construction.

He specialises in Construction & Professional Negligence actions. He has considerable knowledge and expertise of complex TCC cases, most recently those involving cladding and associated insurance policy issues.


Saleem has a consistently excellent track record of achieving good results for clients, insurers and groups, and offers sound advice and advocacy. Some recent cases include:

  • Acting for a number of Claimant Housing Associations in High Court (TCC) claims arising out of defectively designed and installed cladding, which is a fire hazard.
  • Acting for a charity which purchased a number of tall buildings that have now been found to have potentially hazardous and combustible cladding.
  • Advising a Claimant organisation on their defects liability insurance policy to assess if it covers their claim.
  • Represented the Defendant in a High Court (TCC) claim brought against an architect for the alleged negligent certification of flats.
  • Represented the Defendant in a professional liability and professional conduct High Court claim concerning a Silk.
  • Represented the Defendant in a High Court breach of professional duty claim against a leading architectural services firm (planning obligation).
  • Represented the Defendant in a High Court professional indemnity claim brought against solicitors (alleged settlement undervaluation).
  • Represented the Defendant surveyor in a claim alleging breach of express duties relating to the development of buildings.
  • Represented the Claimant company in respect of alleged defective glazing/software used for a large building developer who was part of an underlying action against various sub-contractors (TCC).
  • Represented an investment company who purportedly failed to consider the client’s wishes relating to risk when creating a portfolio that was later affected by the global financial crisis.
  • Represented a marine surveyor in respect of alleged negligent certification.
  • Represented the Defendant architectural firm in a claim of alleged poor supervision involving complex issues on Limitation and third parties (TCC).
  • Advised insurers on their policy coverage against allegations of fraud and non-disclosure and on numerous related quantum/costs specific issues.
  • Representing a building owner who contracted for fire protection services.
  • Representing an architectural firm in a TCC case where a hospital wing was built that is now allegedly beset with water ingress.

Regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB)

Regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. To see my privacy notice click here.

  • LLB (Hons)
  • LLM (Merit)

  • TecBar
  • PNBA
  • Society of Construction Lawyers

  • Attorney General’s Panel of Barristers (B)
  • Part-time judge (DDJ)

  • Peter Duffy QC Scholarship (Lincoln’s Inn)

"A thoughtful junior who sees the nuances of a case.’"

Legal 500 2023

"He is quietly understated, extremely thorough in his preparation and is perceptive about strengths and weaknesses of a case, anticipating the latter and dealing with them."

Legal 500 2022 - Construction

"A thoughtful junior who sees the nuances of a case. "

Legal 500 2022 - Professional Negligence

"His strength as an advocate lies in his calm and well-judged delivery."

Legal 500

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