Elahe Youshani > Chambers of Richard Chapman KC > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Richard Chapman KC
18 St John Street Chambers
18-20 ST JOHN STREET
MANCHESTER
M3 4EA
England

Work Department

Civil and Personal Injury

Position

Elahe practises exclusively in the fields of personal injury and clinical negligence, acting for both Claimants and Defendants, on claims which include serious injury, complex medical evidence and high injury awards.

She has consistently been recognised as a Tier 1 leading junior in the Legal 500 and is described as “very thorough and she will take the time to review cases properly and discuss them at length” (Legal 500 (2021)).  Previous endorsements report that she is “highly skilled when questioning experts” (Legal 500 (2020)) and “she has an in-depth knowledge of personal injury matters” (Legal 500 (2019)).

She is committed to working as part of a legal team together with her instructing solicitors, and aims to deliver high quality service in order to maximise her client’s interests and prospects.

Elahe accepts instructions for trials, all types of applications and interim hearings (including CCMCs). In terms of advisory work, she is dedicated to providing a quick and efficient turnaround on paperwork, providing clear yet thorough, practical and friendly advice.

Elahe is happy to provide CPD-accredited seminars to solicitors and insurers; she has provided in-house seminars on a variety of topics, ranging from updates on civil procedure, case law developments to guidance on assessment of damages.

She is bilingual in English and Farsi.  Elahe has a keen interest in many sports, including football (as a Manchester United supporter), tennis, athletics and swimming.  She enjoys keeping active, having participated in the Great Manchester Run on 3 occasions as well as having previously completed Born Survivor (for charity) and Rough Runner. She also has an interest in a variety of music, food and cultures.

Career

Elahe has a wide-ranging civil practice and has a particular interest in all aspects of employment law and personal injury. She acts on behalf of Claimants, Defendant solicitors and insurers and Respondents.

In relation to personal injury litigation, she undertakes fast and multi track cases involving road traffic accidents, employers’ liability, highways claims, industrial disease and occupiers’ liability.  She has experience dealing with cases involving allegations of fraud, fundamental dishonesty and low velocity.

Elahe appears on trials, all types of applications and interim hearings (including CCMCs) both on and off circuit. She is dedicated to providing a quick and efficient turnaround on paperwork, providing clear yet thorough, practical and friendly advice.

Elahe is happy to provide CPD-accredited seminars to solicitors; she has provided in house seminars to solicitors on a variety of topics, ranging from updates on civil procedure to guidance on assessing damages.

Languages

Persian (Farsi)

Memberships

Personal Injuries Bar Association
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
Northern Circuit

Education

Withington Girls’ School
University of Manchester, LLB (Hons)
Inns of Court School of Law, BVC

Lawyer Rankings

Regional Bar > Northern Circuit > Personal injury

(Leading Juniors)Ranked: Tier 1

Elahe Youshani – 18 St John Street ChambersElahe has strong technical knowledge in her area of work. In addition, she is very client focused, which means she is good at ensuring client needs are addressed and explained to clients clearly when in conference or representing at court.’

18 St John Street Chambers has ‘great expertise in personal injury, covering cases of all nature and value’. Elahe Youshani handles cases involving road traffic accidents, employers’ liability, personal liability, industrial disease and occupiers’ liability. Head of the personal injury department Kane Simons primarily acts for claimants and is highly adept at handling catastrophic injury cases.