Malka Afzal 

Year of Call: 2014
Practice areas:
  • Personal Injury


Malka was called to Bar in 2014. She recently joined Cobden House Chambers from a leading chambers in Manchester, where she completed her pupillage. She is also an Accredited Civil & Commercial Mediator.

Malka practises in all areas of personal injury and clinical negligence. She accepts instructions on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants and has a busy and varied practice. She has a high success rate in court, often resulting in a wasted costs order against the defaulting party. 

In addition to personal injury, Malka takes on a range of general civil matters, including contractual disputes, mortgage repossession, debt recovery and housing matters.

Before undertaking her pupillage, Malka gained vast 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 thorough attendance notes, providing an excellent service to her instructing solicitors. She thoroughly enjoys her work and thrives for excellence.

Malka is happy to provide valuable training seminars to both Claimant and Defendant firms alike. 


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

  • Motor Fraud and Fundamental Dishonesty

  • Complex Fraud Matters

  • Credit Hire & Subrogated Losses

  • Employers Liability

  • Occupiers Liability

  • Public Liability

  • Road Traffic Accident

  • Low Velocity Impact Claims & Causation Disputes

  • Highway Act Claims

  • Animals Act Cases

  • Health & Safety Regulations & Statutes

  • Complicated Loss of Earnings

  • Motor Insurance Bureau

  • Criminal Injuries Compensation Board

  • Costs & Case Management Conferences

  • MOJ Stage 3, Infant Approval, Disposal Hearings

  • Allocation & Application Hearings

  • New Small Claims Portal (OIC)



  • 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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