Farrah Mauladad specialises in clinical negligence, personal injury, professional discipline and product liability matters. She has extensive experience in Court and is often instructed in cases that are likely to fight to trial.
Farrah has undertaken extensive work in all areas of clinical negligence. This includes claims involving general surgery, general medicine, physiotherapy, psychiatry, oncology (in particular delayed diagnosis of breast cancer and negligent treatment of such cancers), osteopathy, ophthalmology, dentistry and orthopaedics. She has been involved in defending a number of consent cases, particularly in the field of cosmetic surgery (breast implants). She is regularly instructed by NHS Resolution, the Defence Unions, private insurers and families. The cases she is involved in are often valued in excess £1,000,000. Farrah has considerable experience in court and ADR.
- Taylor v Chesterfield Royal Hospital NHS Foundation Trust  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  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.
- Rathore v Bedford Hospitals NHS Trust  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  EWHC 943 (QB) – Alleged failure to carry out colorectal investigations.
- Syson v South Tees Hospital NHS Foundation Trust  – Alleged failure to diagnose attic retractions and/or cholesteatoma in the middle ear.
- Still v Maidstone & Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust  – Allegedly negligent post-operative care and discharge following colorectal surgery.
- Marshall (by her Litigation Friend Brian Marshall) v Hull & East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust  EWHC 4326 (QB)
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
- 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  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  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  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  EWHC 3427 (QB)
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 is regularly instructed in cases where sexual misconduct is alleged and has considerable experience in cross-examining vulnerable witnesses.
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.
Farrah has experience of acting in group litigation in relation to claims made in respect of allegedly defective:
- Pharmaceutical products (which are confidential and cannot be set out on this CV).
- Non-consumer products (metalworking fluids) used in manufacturing processes.
- Andrew Davis, Farrah Mauladad and Crispin Winser to be appointed Queen’s Counsel
- COVID-19 not be used as an excuse for late applications
- R G Lawson Prize for highest mark in Public International Law
- LLB, University of Manchester
- Professional Negligence Bar Association
- Personal Injury Bar Association
- London Common Law and Commercial Bar Association
“An unflappable barrister who manages difficult clients, witnesses and opposing counsel exceptionally well.”
Legal 500, 2021
“She has a very calm and collected demeanour which she uses to her advantage at hearings and in mediations.”; “Her attention to detail is impeccable. She’s also strong on her feet, really reassuring with clients and always well prepared.”
Chambers & Partners, 2021
“An excellent barrister who is very approachable.”
Chambers & Partners, 2020
“Very impressive in conference with clients and clearly experienced in this field.”
Chambers & Partners, 2018
“A strong advocate who knows her stuff.”
Chambers & Partners, 2018
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