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Shoosmiths LLP
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Partner, Clinical Negligence


Kashmir won the accolade of “Partner of the Year” at the Birmingham Law Society Awards 2018, beating off competition from several big name firms, in part in recognition of her work on behalf of patients injured by rogue breast surgeon Mr Ian Paterson.

She also won “Clinical Negligence Lawyer of the Year” at the national Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards in November 2018. Again, along with other considerations, her campaign to expose Ian Paterson’s criminal behaviour and deliver justice to those he injured impressed the judges who unanimously agreed to award her this prestigious title.

She has been a member of the Law Society’s specialist clinical panel since 2004, having specialised in clinical negligence since 1996.

Most of her clients have suffered significant and serious injuries and her extensive experience results in multi million pound settlements. These cases include children and young adults who have suffered brain injury at the time of or shortly after birth.

In addition, she has worked on a range of complex cases including amputations, spinal cord, head injuries and fatalities, securing significant compensation.

Her particular expertise is in multi-party actions, having been the lead solicitor in the complex litigation arising from the surgical procedures performed by the disgraced breast surgeon, Mr Ian Paterson. She was involved in the criminal and regulatory proceedings that led to his conviction and being struck off the GMC register and pivotal to raising the profile of the issue including campaigning to secure a change in the law to protect patients treated in private hospitals.

Kashmir is the lead Solicitor in a number of claims relating to surgery performed by Mr El – Maghraby, a Consultant Neuro surgeon both in the NHS, at the University Hospitals of Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust and also a number of private Midlands hospitals.



Trained: Flint Bishop and Barnett; Qualified: 1993; Year made partner in present firm: May 2016


English and Punjabi


Law Society Clinical Negligence Panel


De Montfort University (LLB:2:1 – 1989); Law Sociefty Final Examination with honours – 1991


Zumba, reading with year 6 children at local school

Lawyer Rankings

West Midlands > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

The ‘exceptionally strong’ clinical negligence team at Shoosmiths LLP is led by Phil Barnes , ‘a great tactician‘, who is also described as a ‘tenacious lawyer who will leave no stone unturned for his client’. The team regularly advises on a variety of high-value and complex cases involving birth injury, brain injury, spinal injury and amputations and is also adept at handling fatal claims, secondary victim claims and also represents clients at inquests. Kashmir Uppal  is experienced in dealing with claims against rogue surgeons and managing multi-party actions. Nicholas Tubb is known for his work on spinal and brain injuries, as well as complex birth injury cases and surgical errors. Under the leadership of Chris McKinney , the personal injury team is well-regarded for its work on various serious and life-changing injuries. Such claims include complex pain and severe burns cases as well as serious psychological trauma and industrial disease claims. Senior associate Kate Price-Marson has particular expertise in helping claimants in cases where the defendant cannot be traced or a company is no longer trading.