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Farrah Mauladad

Call 1999

"Very experienced and excellent on her feet."
(Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2019)

Farrah Mauladad specialises in clinical negligence, personal injury and professional discipline matters. She has extensive experience in Court and is often instructed in cases that are likely to fight to trial.

Clinical Negligence

Farrah has undertaken extensive work in all areas of clinical negligence. This includes claims involving general surgery, general medicine, physiotherapy, psychiatry, oncology, osteopathy, ophthalmology, dentistry and orthopaedics. She is regularly instructed by NHS Resolution, the Medical Defence Union, the Medical Protection Society, the Dental Protection Society and families. The cases she is involved in are often valued in excess £1,000,000. Farrah has considerable experience in court and ADR.

Selected Cases

  • Taylor v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2019] EWHC 1048 (QB) – Claim for damages for shoulder dystocia arising from the allegedly negligent management of the Claimant’s birth 26 years ago. Claim dismissed.
  • Marshall v Schembri [2019] EWHC 283 (QB) – The claimant had to prove no more than that his wife probably would have survived her pulmonary embolism had she been referred directly to hospital by the defendant GP when she presented with chest pain and breathlessness. He did not need to prove the precise mechanism by which her survival would have been achieved. Permission to appeal the decision of Stewart J is being sought in this case.
  • Rathore v Bedford Hospitals NHS Trust [2017] EWHC 863 (QB) – The Claimant, who developed a Somatoform Disorder and Chronic Widespread Claim allegedly as a result of the Defendant’s admitted negligence, claimed over £3,000,000. She was awarded £68,000 and 35% of her costs.
  • Smith v Barking, Havering & Redbridge NHS Trust [2017] EWHC 943 (QB) – Alleged failure to carry out colorectal investigations.
  • Syson v South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust [2017] – Alleged failure to diagnose attic retractions and/or cholesteatoma in the middle ear.
  • Still v Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust [2017] – Allegedly negligent post operative care and discharge following colorectal surgery.
  • Marshall (by her Litigation Friend Brian Marshall) v Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust [2014] EWHC 4326 (QB)

Personal Injury

Farrah has almost twenty years experience in general personal injury litigation. She now has three main areas of specialism in which she is regularly instructed:

  • Catastrophic injury claims
  • Stress at work claims
  • Abuse claims

Selected Cases

  • AA v Birmingham City Council, 2018 – Claim for damages in excess of £1 million for psychiatric injury allegedly caused by occupational stress, bullying and harassment. The Claimant only recovered about £10,000 for an exacerbation of a pre-existing condition. All allegations of bullying and harassment were dismissed.
  • Easton v B&Q PLC [2015] EWHC Civ 880 (QB) – Claim for damages in the region of £1 million for psychiatric injury caused by occupational stress.
  • Hodges v Aegis Defence Services (BVI) Ltd [2014] EWCA Civ 1449 – Construction of insuring provisions within contract of engagement following the death of the claimant’s husband whilst providing security services in Iraq.
  • Davidson v Aegis Defence Services (BVI) Ltd [2013] EWCA Civ 1586 – Important appellate authority on s.33 of the Limitation Act 1980 and its application to a personal injury claim arising from the conflict in Iraq.
  • Clark v Havering London Borough Council & Anor [2007] EWHC 3427 (QB)

Professional Liability

Farrah has considerable experience in representing health professionals in professional regulatory hearings. In particulars, she has acted for doctors in the General Medical Council, psychologists before the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), counsellors and psychotherapists before the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy, the Association for Child Psychotherapists, the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy, nurses before the Nursing and Midwifery Council and osteopaths before the General Osteopathic Council. She recently succeeded in a submission of no case to answer before the HCPC arguing that all allegations related to the Registrant’s private life; not her work as a psychologist.

Inquests & Public Inquiries

Farrah regularly appears for insurers, NHS Trusts, Clinicians and families in inquests where issues of unlawful killing, suicide, neglect and the application of Article 2 of the ECHR have arisen. Notably, she was instructed in inquest into the deaths of:

  • Iris Day (2018) – representing the family of baby ID who dies as a result of the failure to refer her to a specialist children’s hospital who were familiar with her cardiac condition.
  • William Goldbourn (2014) – representing the ambulance trust in a death involving the NHS 111 and 999 systems.
  • David Hagan (2014) – the deceased absconded from hospital and killed himself.
  • Elisha Langley (2013) – EL was born with severe learning disabilities, dysmorphic syndrome and scoliosis. She was unable to speak and required full time care. At age 20 she underwent surgery to remove a cyst and developed an infection which penetrated her skull and caused a brain damage leading to her death. Farrah was instructed by the family.
  • Andrew Hall (2013) – AH committed suicide whilst in prison. Farrah was instructed on behalf of the Trust responsible for mental health services in the prison.
  • Iris Alison Pearson (2013) – the deceased was prescribed ten times the dose of intravenous heparin required. Farrah was instructed by the Trust.
  • Christy Ruddell (2012) – CR, aged two, was killed by his mother during a psychotic episode. Farrah represented two of the Trusts the mother had contact with prior to the death.
  • Naomi Bryant (2011) – a prisoner released on license murdered NB soon after released. Farrah represented one of the forensic psychologists involved in the prisoner’s release.
  • Georgia Hollick (2006) – GH, who was nine months, choked at nursery. Farrah represented the family of GH.

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Qualifications


  • R G Lawson Prize for highest mark in Public International Law
  • LLB, University of Manchester

Memberships


  • Professional Negligence Bar Association
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association

Recommendations


“Very impressive in conference with clients and clearly experienced in this field.”

Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2018

“A strong advocate who knows her stuff.”

Chambers & Partners UK Bar 2018

“Excellent.”

Legal 500 2017

‘Utilises facts to the client’s best advantage’

Legal 500 2016

“She is a very calm and clear advocate who has excellent vision.”

Chambers & Partners 2016

“She is extremely clever and well organised.”

Chambers & Partners 2016

“She’s uber-organised, exceptionally efficient, and always has the facts at her fingertips. She’s really good with clients – they trust her implicitly.”

Chambers & Partners 2015

“Simply a very polished barrister who gets good outcomes, often exceeding expectations.”

Legal 500 2015

“Very capable and organised, and knows her facts inside out.”

Chambers & Partners 2014

“Always a safe pair of hands for high-value, complex clinical negligence claims.”

Legal 500 2014

“Highly respected for her clinical negligence and inquest work. She has a fine reputation particularly amongst instructing solicitors in the North.”

Chambers & Partners 2013

“An able, appealing advocate who also fights hard.”

Legal 500 2011


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