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Malka Afzal 

Year of Call: 2014
Practice areas:
  • Personal Injury


Malka was called to Bar in 2014, and now has an exclusive civil practice, having gained a wealth of experience in the civil courts.  

Malka practises in all areas of personal injury, with expertise in road traffic matters. She accepts instructions on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants. She has a high success rate in court, and she is not shy to apply for a wasted costs order against a defaulting party. 

Prior to moving to Cobden House Chambers, Malka gained experience in criminal cases therefore brings with her the adversarial experience of the Criminal Courts.

Malka is happy to undertake claims on a conditional fee basis when appropriate and is always happy to discuss matters before the receipt of instructions.

She is known for her attention to detail and her meticulous attendance notes, providing an excellent service to her instructing solicitors. She thoroughly enjoys her work and thrives for excellence.

Malka is very approachable and friendly. She often provides valuable training seminars to both Claimant and Defendant firms alike. She is happy to provide both formal and informal advice to file handlers and has a good relationship with her solicitors.

Malka is also an Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator.


Within her personal injury practice area Malka has experience in dealing with cases involving:

  • Employer Liability

  • Occupier Liability

  • Public Liability

  • Road Traffic Accidents

  • Highway Act Claims

  • Animals Act Cases

  • Motor Fraud and Fundamental Dishonesty

  • Low Velocity Impact Claims & Causation Disputes

  • Credit Hire & Subrogated Losses

  • Complicated Loss of Earnings

  • Health & Safety Regulations & Statutes

  • Motor Insurance Bureau

  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

  • Allocation & Application Hearings

  • MOJ Stage 3, Infant Approval, Disposal Hearings

  • New Small Claims Portal (OIC)

  • Costs & Case Management Conferences

  • Conferencing with Expert

  • Intermediate and Multi Track Cases



  • Law LLB – University of Manchester

  • LLM Masters in Law – University of Law

  • BPTC – Manchester Law School

  • ADR ODR Civil-Commercial Mediator

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