Claims and Litigation Manager
Fee Earner / Paralegal
I was admitted as a solicitor in November 1993.
Following several years as an assistant solicitor and then a Partner at Ewart Price Solicitors, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, where I was a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), and a member of the Law Society and then the SRA specialist Personal Injury Panels, I formed Broadgate Legal in January 2010.
I have retained my membership of APIL and the practice is also a member of the Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS).
Broadgate Legal predominantly acts for claimants who have been injured due to negligence or breach of statutory duty, but we also conduct employment and immigration work, and have capacity to handle Wills, Probate and General Litigation.
Broadgate Legal is intentionally distinct from a typical law practice, in that we encourage initiative and independence among our colleagues, and many of the fee earners work with a personal client base, and operate remotely from external locations, using the best in modern digital information technology so as to reduce overheads, and give the practice a truly national presence.
We provide services among a wide range of demographics and, with our translation associates, we offer legal advice and assistance to a varied client base, in a number of languages, which include Bulgarian, Romanian, Russian, Polish, and Lithuanian.
In our own offices we have colleagues who speak Portuguese, Urdu, Gujerati, Hindi, Punjabi, and Bengali.
I am proud to have had a part in the creation of a truly unique legal practice, and, together with my colleagues, I do my best to ensure that we continue to provide our clients with the best possible legal services and representation.
I qualified in August 2021, and joined Broadgate Legal Solicitors, as a solicitor in February 2022. I spent the bulk of my training contract working in personal injury and immigration have continued to work as both an immigration and personal injury solicitor with Broadgate Legal.
I deal with a wide range of immigration matters and have gained extensive experience in complex personal injury claims, credit hire and general litigation matters through supporting senior solicitors.
I have been working as a Claims Litigation Manager for almost 8 years at Broadgate Legal. I have a wide range experience in handling a wide range of Fast Track and Multi Track claims. I come from Claimant background, which has enabled me to acquire the necessary expertise to conduct Road Traffic Accident (RTA) claims. I am tactically astute in handling claims to conduct matters with a view to issuing court proceedings against the Defendant at the earliest possible stage.
I now specialize in personal injury litigation and manage a team of 3 fee earners. I am extremely skillful in recovering credit hire charges. My biggest achievement so far to date is settling a Road Traffic Accident claim where I reached a settlement of excess in the sum of £165,000.
Away from office, I play football, running, cycling and badminton. Recently I cycled almost over 50 miles in one day for charity in a road racing bike.
I have an extensive background in serious personal injury and industrial disease work. I have particular expertise in the areas of employers’ liability, public liability and complex claims.
I graduated in Law from Warwick University and subsequently obtained a diverse range of personal injury experience at several market-leading firms. I qualified in 1995 and have worked continuously in serious injury claims ever since. Alongside my injury work, I have frequently undertaken a number of other successful matters in employment law, general civil litigation and family/child care.
My practice includes the following areas:
My primary focus is on helping individual injured claimants try to rebuild their lives and I never act for defendants. I deal with all matters personally from start to finish.
I was appointed a member of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel of specialists in 2001 and there is not much I have not come across before. I aim to guide clients through what is often a maze of complexity towards a successful outcome by taking a methodical approach and leaving no stone unturned in the investigation process.
Industrial disease work, in particular, throws up numerous challenges including limitation period and date of knowledge (original exposure often having taken place many years in the past); identifying multiple potential defendants together with their insurers on risk; tracing successor companies and/or insurers for historic claims and confirming whether a TUPE transfer has taken place. Dissolved companies also have to be restored to the Companies Register before the claim can be concluded.
I am an expert in the Court litigation process itself, should it come to that, as I have litigated cases to trial wherever needed throughout my career.
Although my core practice remains in the fields of personal injury, industrial disease and clinical negligence, I also happily accept instructions in more general litigation, including dispute resolution, professional negligence and contested probate matters. I aim to offer affordable, flexible solutions for clients in cases where no-win-no-fee is not possible and legal aid is not available. For example, I can offer to act as a so-called “McKenzie friend” by accompanying clients to Court and providing informal support for a number of different areas including family work and Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND) Tribunal work.
I am happy to be a part of such a modern and progressive law firm which makes full use of state-of-the-art technology and a centralised, market-leading case management system to ensure that every case is regularly progressed. Unlike in many so-called factory firms, every client receives individual attention. The firm is also very well adapted to the needs of a changing world and legal marketplace whilst making good use of opportunities for innovation not possible 20 years ago.
I joined Broadgate Legal in 2014 and have remained with the firm since. I have expertise in the following areas of law:
After joining Broadgate Legal I was able to develop my skill set and now commonly appear in various County Courts up and down the country, representing my client’s both in Fast track and Multi track litigation. I always attempt alternative dispute resolution in the first instance before initiating court proceedings. Should litigation and trial at Court become necessary, I am a robust but fair litigator that will always aim to achieve the best outcome for my client.
(Multiple vehicle pileup on the M20 motorway- resulting in serious and life changing injuries)
This case attracted media attention. I acted for the lead Claimant and had overall conduct of the matter from inception of the claim in 2015 right the way through to trial which took place 6 years later in December 2021. The matter culminated into a four-day split liability trial at the Queen’s Bench Division of the High Court. The trial consisted of 5 separate parties, represented by 5 distinct barristers, and 4 accident reconstruction experts. I instructed Iwan Parry of the Transport Research Laboratory to produce accident reconstruction evidence for our client at trial. Richard Furniss and Adrian Higgins of 42Bedford Row were instructed for advocacy at trial. I was successful in achieving judgement in favour of my client, damages were settled in excess of £250,000.00.
(Dept recovery- breach of implied contract)
I was engaged on behalf of Car Doctors in recovering a Debt against Servicing Stop Ltd. I was able to obtain judgement in favour of my client, however the Defendant company did not pay up the damages that were ordered at trial and as such I had to progress this matter to Court enforcement.
I engaged DCBL (high court enforcement agents – as seen on Don’t Pay We’ll Take it Away) and I was successful in recovering 100% of the debt and the costs that were due to my client.
I joined Broadgate Legal in March 2017 having met Mark Fowler regularly at the regional Motor Accident Solicitor Society Meetings. I was impressed with the vision and drive that Mark has for Broadgate Legal and by coming in as an experienced Operations Manager I know I can help streamline the practice even further.
I began dealing in personal injury claims as far back as 1990 on the defendant side but switched to a claimant role in 1998, initially as a Fee Earner but soon promoted to a Manager.
As well as dealing with personal injury claims myself, I am responsible for overseeing the growth of the debt recovery arm of the firm. As the title suggests, I am very involved in the day to day issues that arise and regularly meet with suppliers and clients on a face to face basis, both in London and in the Medway Towns where I am based.
Away from the office, I can usually be found in a football stadium or on a fairway, often with the same disbelieving face.
I have been working at Broadgate Legal for over a year now and I am also currently completing my Business Legal Administration apprenticeship. In the office, I assist with the day-to-day administration tasks that are essential to the smooth running of the firm. I also support fee earners with their cases and I deal with my own cases while completing paralegal duties as well. Working at Broadgate Legal my knowledge and skills broadens every day and my goal for the future is to become a successful solicitor. I am fluent in Turkish, so I am able to assist any Turkish-speaking clients, I have also recently started to study British Sign language and hope to become fluent one day.
I am quite adventurous and love to visit new countries, learn about new cultures and try out new cuisines. I like to go to the gym, socialise with people and do some art in my free time.
I graduated in Law from Aston University in 2020. I have previously gained experience in immigration and family law working at other solicitor firm. I joined Broadgate Legal Solicitors in October 2020. Since working here I have gained extensive experience in litigation, more specifically personal injury matters and damage claims. I now work closely with a Senior Solicitor assisting him on complex personal injury claims, credit hire and other general litigation matters.
I have been working at Broadgate legal for nearly a year as a paralegal.
I am currently an LPC and LLM student. Having attended many trials and assisting senior colleagues issuing proceedings on a day to day basis, I have grasped many transferable skills in relation to general litigation matters.
As a result of assisting senior solicitors, I have developed substantial knowledge in personal injury cases along with credit hire.
I joined Broad gate Legal in 2022 having met Mursalin by coming in as an apprentice to gain crucial legal work experience whilst studying at The University of Law. I began dealing in Road Traffic Accident (RTA) claims as a Fee Earner – a good entry point into the legal profession.
In the office, I assist with preparing legal documents, admin, interviewing clients and witnesses and handling a caseload of clients. Further I also support my colleagues with their cases.
I am grateful for all the support and guidance Broad gate Legal has provided and Mursalin kindly gave me the experience and skills I need to qualify soon as a solicitor.
Out of office, I can usually be found travelling, reading and exercising.
I am currently a Level 3 Business Legal Administration Apprentice at Broadgate Legal. I absolutely love working and studying at the same time.
I assist with daily tasks within the office. I support the team with administrative tasks, support fee earners with their cases, and as I progress, I expand my knowledge every day.
Having the opportunity to progress further as an apprentice gives you a variety of transferable interpersonal skills, knowledge, and expertise to apply further in my legal career.
Upon completion of the apprenticeship, I would like to undertake the Paralegal Apprenticeship, or the Solicitor Apprenticeship.
I like to balance work with personal time. I like to spend time with my family, read books, cook, and listen to music.
With over a decade of dedicated experience in the dynamic realm of personal injury law, I have gained a profound understanding of complexities that define this legal field. Holding a postgraduate degree in Law, my academic foundation strengthens my ability to provide legal solutions in practical situations. I am mostly interested in the following areas:
My legal journey is shaped by a genuine passion for justice and a profound commitment to uplifting clients from all walks of life. Fluent in multiple languages, I bridge the communication gap that often separates clients from comprehensive representation, ensuring their voices are heard and understood. I thrive on challenges, particularly those that arise when clients, due to their unique backgrounds, face difficulties in accessing the legal support they deserve.
I recognize the weight of life-changing injuries and the challenges they bring. This understanding drives me to approach each case with the sensitivity it deserves. Guided by empathy, I am resolute in my mission to be a steadfast advocate for those who might otherwise struggle to find representation. My journey has been one of growth, fueled by my relentless pursuit of legal excellence.
Joining Broadgate Legal, a bastion of client-centric values, aligns perfectly with my own principles. I am enthusiastic about contributing to a firm that shares my vision of putting clients first. Together, we are poised to redefine legal practice, ushering in an era of empathy, accessibility, and unwavering commitment to those we serve.
I joined Broadgate Legal in September 2023, and I am currently a Legal Administration Apprentice. This apprenticeship has allowed me to work in a legal environment alongside studying for my qualification as a Level 3 Business Administrator with Legal pathways.
My duties within the office consist of corresponding with clients and other parties, document and file management, data input, maintaining records of all incoming and outgoing payments, assisting fee earners and other general administrative tasks.
I am aspiring to become a solicitor through the apprenticeship route, and this opportunity has allowed me to take my first step in my legal career.
I have spent much of my life growing up in Hong Kong SAR and graduated from the University of London with a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) in 2017. Since then, I have worked in three separate common law jurisdictions.
In HKSAR, I have worked on a variety of practice areas, a bulk of which included personal injuries occuring in the construction industry, accidents at work and occupiers liability accidents.
In June 2020, I was admitted as an Advocate in Punjab, Pakistan. Much of the complex general litigation case work I was engaged varied at different Court levels. I have worked together with an experienced Supreme Court Advocate, and we dealt with contentious matter such as land disputes, consumer disputes, matrimonial issues and actions against public authorities. I have also worked on non-contentious criminal litigation. I have retained my practicing status and have a right of legally representing Clients for matters in Pakistan.
I joined Broadgate Legal in June 2021 with a vision to continue consolidating my Personal Injury litigation experience. I recently completed half of my Solicitors Qualifying examinations and after completion of the other half, I expect to be qualified as a Solicitor of England and Wales and gain full practicing status in this jurisdiction. My practice in Broadgate Legal as a Paralegal/Fee Earner includes handling a diverse portfolio of fast track personal injury litigation and also, assisting the practice Principal with complex and high value personal injury litigation.
I speak English, Punjabi, Cantonese, Urdu, Hindi and a few other helpful dialects. I also speak some French. I find that my skillset allows me to build and maintain a great working relationship with my Clients.
In my free time, I like to travel, meet new people and actively expand my circle of Cantonese speakers. I am also improving my French language skills and aim to get accreditation in due course.