36 Young Street, Manchester, M3 3FT
DX: 718188 MCH 3
Direct Dial: 0161 832 9082
5 Park Square, Leeds, LS1 2NE
DX: 713113 LEEDS PARK SQ
Direct Dial: 0113 242 1123
Embassy House, 60 Church Street,
Birmingham, B3 2DJ
DX: 13023 BIRMINGHAM
Direct Dial: 0121 200 3570
Clerked by:Stephen Loxton
Shokat often deals with claims involving clinical negligence and professional negligence with a personal injury element. In these areas of practice, he acts exclusively for Claimants. In relation to professional negligence, Shokat acts in solicitors` negligence claims predominantly arising out of personal injury litigation.
Shokat has an established practice in personal injury and related fields of work. He is experienced in the full range of such work, with particular emphasis on road traffic claims (including claims involving allegations of fraud); public liability claims; employers` liability claims (including claims involving workplace accidents, defective work equipment, manual handling, workplace stress, workplace bullying, work-related upper limb disorders and occupational diseases); claims involving the MIB; industrial disease and respiratory claims (particularly noise-induced deafness, dermatitis and asthma claims); and fatal accident claims.
He has extensive experience of conducting County Court and High Court trials, appeals (including Court of Appeal) and a variety of interlocutory hearings. He acts on behalf of Claimants and Defendants, providing advisory, drafting and advocacy services in the full range of injuries and levels of damage.
He has particular interest in, and considerable experience of, preparing paperwork (Schedules of Loss/Counter-Schedules/Agenda/and Questions for experts etc) in both high value and medium value claims and conducting negotiations at Joint Settlement Meetings.
He aims to provide realistic and practical advice, both in conference and in writing, to solicitors and insurers from an early stage in proceedings through to trial.
Areas of Expertise
Employers` and public liability
Health and safety
Professional negligence with a personal injury element
Personal Injury Bar Association
Northern & North Eastern Circuits
Northern Administrative Law Association (NALA)
Former Lecturer in Law
Former legal adviser to a group of national newspapers
LL.B.(Hons), University of Warwick
LL.M., London School of Economics and Political Science