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2 TEMPLE GARDENS, TEMPLE, LONDON, EC4Y 9AY, ENGLAND
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Work 020 7822 1200
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Fax 020 7822 1300
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134 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
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www.2tg.co.uk

Niazi Fetto

Tel:
Work 020 7822 1268
Email:
2TG – 2 Temple Gardens (2TG – 2 Temple Gardens)

Position

Barrister specialising in personal injury, professional negligence, employment and insurance-related disputes. Personal injury: Extensive experience in substantial claims in all areas, especially employer’s liability for accidents/stress at work and industrial disease. Regular speaker and contributor to legal journals on personal injury and related matters. Notable cases include: Kenyan Emergency Group Litigation (ongoing group action by 40,000 “Mau Mau” and related claimants alleging UK Government responsibility for alleged mistreatment during the Kenyan Emergency in the 1950s); Pascoe v MoD, LTL 5.6.13 (noise-induced hearing loss – hearing loss at 6KHz not noise-induced despite meeting “Coles criteria”); and Drysdale v Hedges [2012] 3 EGLR 105 (landlord’s liability for personal injury to tenant; ambit of Defective Premises Act; scope of “immunity” derived from Cavalier v Pope). Professional negligence and product liability: Particular experience of clinical negligence claims, including those with a product liability aspect, as well as claims against solicitors, valuers and construction professionals. Speaks regularly on both liability and quantum issues. Notable cases include: Martin v Frimley Foundation Hospital Trust & Bard Ltd (Ongoing. One of various cases addressing the safety of trans-vaginal “mesh” products and associated treatment concerns); The Seroxat litigation (Ongoing. Product liability action relating to the safety of the SSRI anti-depressant Seroxat); and Pratt v MoD & Rogers (Ongoing. Whether MoD and/or locum practitioner at military medical centre liable for alleged catastrophic renal failure of officer deployed in Germany). Employment: Acts for and advises claimants and respondents in all areas of employment law, including unfair dismissal, discrimination, harassment, redundancy, ill-health retirement, flexible working, transfer of undertakings, pensions, and human rights issues. Notable cases include: Naeem v Secretary of State for Justice [2014] ICR 472 (whether pay scheme for prison chaplains indirectly discriminatory on grounds of race or religion); and Fanis & Ricciardi v DWP (2013) London South ET (lead claims addressing reason for dismissal at conclusion of civil service fixed-term contracts – whether entitled to redundancy payment).

Career

Called 1999; Inner Temple; Attorney’ General’s Panel (B). Has contributed to “The Law of Human Rights” (Clayton & Tomlinson, Oxford) and “The Law of Motor Insurance” (Merkin & Stuart-Smith, Sweet & Maxwell). Accredited advocacy trainer for the Inner Temple and for the Employment Lawyers’ Association. Pupil supervisor.

Languages

French.

Member

Employment Law Association; Employment Law Bar Association; Personal Injury Bar Association; London Common Law Bar Association.

Education

Woodbridge School, Suffolk; Jesus College, Cambridge (1998 MA Law); Inns of Court School of Law (1999). First Class Hons in Law of Tort, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, European Law, European Human Rights Law, Law and Philosophy.

Leisure

Sailing, singing


London Bar

Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Within: Personal injury – Leading juniors

Niazi Fetto - 2TG – 2 Temple GardensA very able barrister, capable of grasping difficult issues and presenting them clearly and with conviction.’

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