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.
Year of Call: 1979
Areas of Expertise
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 a particular interest in, and a wealth of experience of, claims concerning allegations of fraud (both from the perspective of Claimants and Defendants) in road traffic accidents. He is regularly instructed in cases involving suspected staged/contrived accidents, phantom passenger claims, induced collisions, low velocity impact collisions and claims involving exaggerated injuries and losses. He further is experienced in dealing with issues of credit hire common in such cases. He has experience of claims involving substantial number of Claimants and alleged fraud rings. He will accept instructions in all such cases on behalf of Claimants and Defendants.
He has a wide range of experience in handling multi-track personal injury litigation with particular expertise in claims involving spinal injuries, brain injuries, serious orthopaedic injuries, occupational diseases and fatal accidents. His occupational disease experience includes cases involving deafness, upper limb disorders, respiratory disease and associated illnesses. He has many years of experience of handling such claims. This includes conducting County Court and High Court trials from the perspective of Claimants and Defendants.
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