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St John's Buildings

Chambers of Richard Norton

24A-28 ST JOHN STREET, MANCHESTER, M3 4DJ, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0161 214 1500
Fax:
Fax 0161 835 3929
DX:
728861 MANCHESTER 4
Email:
Web:
www.stjohnsbuildings.co.uk
Chester, Liverpool, Manchester, Sheffield
St John's Buildings (Chambers of Richard Norton), Sufiyan Rana, Manchester, ENGLAND

Sufiyan Rana

Tel:
Work 0161 214 1500
Email:
Web:
stjohnsbuildings.com/people/sufiyan-rana
St John's Buildings (Chambers of Richard Norton)

Work Department

Personal Injury
Company and Commercial
Inquests
Clinical Negligence
Disease
ADR and Mediation

Position

Sufiyan specialises in Personal Injury, focussing particularly on catastrophic injuries, clinical negligence, disease and inquests. He acts for Claimants and Defendants. He is also an Accredited Mediator.

Career

Sufiyan has also been a Solicitor Advocate, specialising in Personal Injury and Commercial Litigation, and a part time lecturer at MMU. He is currently a visiting Advocacy Tutor at MMU for the BPTC.

Sufiyan has extensive experience in Personal Injury and is regularly instructed in high value, catastrophic claims with the value regularly exceeding £1 million. He has been led by Senior Counsel on a number of occasions and is accustomed to dealing with head and spinal injury claims, fatality claims, complex conferences involving multiple experts, drafting high value schedules, conducting JSMs, preparing approval advices and hearings, and preparing detailed Part 35 questions. 

Sufiyan has considerable experience in Road Traffic Claims and regularly acts for Claimants and Defendants. He is very familiar with arguments relating to period, rate, need, impecuniosity, BHR, mitigation and consumer credit act terms for both regulated and non-regulated agreements, as well as if, and how, the absence of a particular term may affect its enforceability.

He regularly appears for care homes, families and insurers at Pre-Inquest Reviews (PIR) and Inquests. He has a special interest in and has conducted a number of Article 2 Inquests.

Sufiyan has conducted a number of clinical negligence cases involving missed, delayed or wrong diagnosis, negligent treatment, wrongful birth, negligent nursing and care.

Sufiyan is highly experienced in disease cases and regularly advises on liability, causation and quantum. 

He is an Accredited Mediator.

Languages

Sufiyan is fluent in Urdu and Punjabi.

Member

  • Deputy District Judge - Northern Circuit 
  • Fee-Paid Judge of the First Tier Tribunal (HESC – Mental Health)
  • PIBA
  • Inquest Lawyers Group

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