Mussadak Mirza

Year of Call:
2004
Practice Areas:
  • Personal Injury
  • and Costs
    • Profile

      Mussadak has been a practising Barrister for over 13 years. He is a highly experienced civil practitioner, with particular expertise in personal injury and cost litigation.


      Personal Injury Litigation

      Mussadak regularly appears in court at all stages of fast track and multi track personal injury litigation for both Claimants and Defendants.

      His practice is split as 50% Defendant and 50% Claimant.

      He is frequently instructed by Defendant insurers and panel solicitors in the assessment of damages, particularly disposal hearings and quantum trials.

      He is also instructed in complex liability disputes and fraudulent claims.

      He has a volume paper practice with a reputation for a prompt turn-around on advices on quantum in respect of children (generally within 48-hours) 

       

      Costs Litigation

      Mussadak also practices in the area of costs litigation for both paying and receiving parties. He is experienced in dealing with various cost regimes..

      He has a particular interest in QOCS exceptions and enforceable cost orders in cases involving fundamental dishonesty and strike out..

      He is frequently instructed on Costs & Case Management Hearings (CCMCs) for both Claimants and Defendants.


    • Notable Cases

      Ahmed and Saleem v Doviltiene and UKI Instructed on behalf of two pedestrian Claimants involved in a serious Road Traffic Accident in which both suffered multiple injuries including moderate/severe traumatic brain injury, amnesia, risk of epilepsy, reduction in life expectancy, various fractures and psychiatric injuries. Reports were commissioned from experts in eight different specialities. General damages exceeded £100k. Total claim value in excess of £250k per Claimant.


      Oppal v PZU & Others Instructed at a very early stage in a multi-party fatal accident claim in which the various claims were pleaded at around £1M. Represented the interests of the Estate of one of the Deceased. Drafted pleadings, schedule, reply and advised in conference. Appeared at three CCMC hearings and successfully settled the claim at the second JSM.


      Hobson v Keevil - Represented the Defendant at a lengthy CCMC in a high value claim. Appeared against Simon Kilvington QC. The Claimant’s cost budget was pleaded at over £350,000. A substantial reduction from the Claimant’s budget was obtained.


      Harvey v Evans Represented the Claimant at a complicated CCMC in a high-value claim involving a secondary victim in which Darryl Allen QC had been instructed. The Claimant’s cost budget was pleaded at over £250,000.


      Pervaze v Ryan Instructed on behalf of the Claimant in a road traffic accident, which caused unusual intestinal injuries requiring the repositioning of a colostomy-bag. Drafted pleadings, schedule and appeared at the CCMC hearing at which the Claimant’s cost budget was approved at over £98,000. After advising in conference, claim successfully settled in excess of £100,000.


      Taj v Tanvir Advised the Claimant in an urgent and lengthy conference. Very serious road traffic accident. Internal injuries to several organs. Several medical reports and a detailed care report. Claim potentially worth over £250,000, but prognosis was good. Defendant made a pre-litigation "time-bomb" offer of £100,000 with a tight time frame. Risk of under-settlement. Advised Claimant to reject offer. Claim subsequently settled for £150,000 net of interims.


      Noor v Fieldhouse Instructed on behalf of Defendant’s insurers. Advised in conference prior to exchange of statements. Credibility and exaggeration issues. Trial before HHJ Main QC. Claim discontinued following conclusion of Claimant’s cross examination. Claimant agreed for QOCS to be dis-applied and to pay Defendant’s costs without there being a finding of fundamental dishonesty. 


    • Membership

      Personal Injuries Bar Association (PIBA)

      ProfessionalNegligence Bar Association (PNBA)

      Manchester Law Society

      The Northern Circuit of the Bar

      The Honourable Society of the Middle Temple

      Board of Development of the British Muslim Heritage Centre (BMHC)

    • Qualifications

      Bar Vocational Course - Inns of Court School of Law (2003-2004)

      MSc – Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford (2002-2003)

      BA (Hons.) (Law & Politics) – University of Manchester (1999-2002)