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Farrah Mauladad

Call 1999

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

Clinical Negligence

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.

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.
  • 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)
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  • 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


“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


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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