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Chambers of Jacob Levy QC

LONDON, EC4A 3DG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7832 0500
Fax:
Fax 020 7353 1344
DX:
439 LONDON CHANCERY LANE
Email:
Web:
www.9goughsquare.co.uk

Shahram Sharghy

Tel:
Work 020 7832 0500
Email:
9 Gough Square (Chambers of Jacob Levy QC)

Position

Shahram undertakes instructions on behalf of Claimant’s and insurers in the three core areas of Chambers practise namely, Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Professional Negligence. His practise in each of these areas is almost exclusively high value multi-track matters, although from time to time he does undertake fast track work where there are interesting issues surrounding liability, causation or quantum. Shahram’s approach is vey much client focused and practical with a view to achieving the best outcome as dictated by the client and his instructing solicitors who trust him implicitly as a 'safe pair of hands'. He is also a highly regarded adversary by his peers and much liked by Judges for his direct approach, sensible yet effective approach to advocacy. Shahram is able to quickly grasp complex issues of fact, evidence and law and skilfully construct cogent and persuasive arguments to advance his case. It is little wonder that he is seen as a rising star at the Junior Bar.

Career

Called 2000. Shahram has developed extensive experience and expertise in all areas of Personal Injury from catastrophic road traffic accidents to fatal accidents at work. He is able to relate to clients in a way that places them at the heart of everything he does. His ability to advise those who have been the victim of serious accident and help navigate them through the jungle of litigation has won him many plaudits from clients and solicitors alike. By the same token he is able to act for insurers in catastrophic and complex litigation in similar vein so as to bring an end to costly litigation effectively and in a manner which exhibits his insight into the workings of an insurer. Shahram has recently advised on and successfully concluded half a dozen serious, catastrophic and fatal accident claims on behalf of claimants achieving recovery of damages running into several million pounds. Shahram is currently engaged in civil litigation representing two widows of the terrorist attack on the BP Gas Plant in Algeria in January 2013. Shahram has also published works within the Personal Injury field. He has contributed to both Editions of the APIL Road Traffic Accident book. He also edits the Butterworths Personal Injury Litigation Service section on Road Traffic Accidents. He has recently taken over as the editor of the Green Book Injuries and Death section and regularly contributes to articles involving all aspects of Personal Injury Law. Shahram has a thriving and every increasing workload in this area. He undertakes all aspects of clinical negligence work from those against the NHS to claims involving some of the countries top cosmetic surgery establishments. Shahram’s expertise in this area of law has been recognised within Chambers and he now heads the Clinical Negligence team within Chambers. Some recent examples of clinical negligence cases Shahram is/has been involved include negligent cosmetic treatment to varicose veins by a reputable Spa facility, the negligent provision Radio Frequency Denervation to treat a chronic pain condition and cosmetic hair removal treatment resulting in significant burns on men and women. Shahram is a contributing author to the forthcoming third edition of the Chamber’s publication 'Clinical Negligence Claims: A practical guide'. Shahram has developed a substantial practice in this field predominantly relating to alleged negligent advice provided by solicitors and barristers in the field of Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence. Shahram recently advised a firm of solicitors in a claim against it for substantial damages arising out of alleged negligent advice. The claim against the firm was pleaded at several hundred thousand pounds. Shahram managed to advise the firm in regards to the claim and successfully negotiated the discontinuance of the claim against the firm. Shahram has also recently acted for a claimant bringing proceedings against a firm of solicitors and a barrister for negligent advice as a result of which he claim became statute barred under the Montreal Convention. The claimant was a high net worth individual and had received substantial private medical treatment. Shahram managed to negotiate a settlement prior to the issuing of proceedings by drafting the Particulars of Claim and putting forward a substantial Part 36 Offer which was accepted. In addition to his three main fields of practise, Shahram has also appeared in Inquests involving death caused by accident, negligent treatment and terrorist action. Shahram has recently appeared in the High Court at the Inquest into the In Amenas terrorist attack. The Inquest lasted several months and has been widely reported in the media.

Member

Executive Committee Member of the Personal Injury Bar Association, Member of the APIL Executive Committee, APIL Transport Special Interest Group Co-Ordinator, Head of Chambers Clinical Negligence Team and Head of Pupillage.

Education

University of Sussex LLB (Hons) First Class, University of Cambridge (Trinity Hall) LLM (Commercial), BVC at Inns of Court School of Law (Very Competent).


London Bar

Personal injury, industrial disease and insurance fraud

Within: Personal injury – Leading juniors

Shahram Sharghy - 9 Gough SquareMeticulous and extremely professional.

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