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Krishma Patel

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Telephone 020 7831 0222
Email krishma.patel@42br.com

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Introduction

Krishma is an established civil practitioner whose work covers personal injury, clinical negligence, social housing, landlord and tenant and employment. She also has experience dealing with sensitive disclosure issues in family law cases.

She has significant advocacy experience and has appeared in a range of Courts, from the Magistrates Court to the High Court. Krishma is popular amongst professional and lay clients, who have commended her for her thorough preparation, practical advice and ability to build a strong rapport.

Krishma is also a qualified New York Attorney (admitted April 2019).

Before joining the Bar, Krishma worked for the Financial Ombudsman Service. She was also awarded the Queen Mother's scholarship in 2011 and the Hong Kong Scholarship in 2013 by Middle Temple.

Outside of the Bar, Krishma enjoys photography, travelling and cooking. She also enjoys travelling around the world to see wildlife in its natural habitat.

Personal Injury

Krishma is regularly instructed to appear in small claims, fast track and multi-track matters for personal injury cases. She is experienced in matters involving road traffic accidents, employer's liability, and public liability (occupier and highway cases).  She is well versed in dealing with low velocity cases for road traffic accidents and fundamental dishonesty issues. 

Krishma also has a busy credit hire practice, representing clients frequently in small claims and fast track matters. She is able to confidently and articulately deal with the full range of issues frequently arising in this area.

She regularly appears for both Claimants and Defendants in County Court proceedings both at trial and for interim applications. She has experience in presenting and responding to a range of civil applications including pre-action disclosure, strike out, relief from sanctions, permission for further evidence and summary judgment, as well as other applications under the Civil Procedure Rules. She has provided representation at numerous costs and case management hearings and is very familiar with budgeting exercises.

Additionally, Krishma has a busy paper work practice. She is proficient in drafting statements of case, including Particulars of Claim, Schedules of Loss, Defences and Pt 35 questions for fast track and multi-track personal injury matters. She also routinely advises on liability, quantum and causation.

Her practice continues to grow in respect of complexity and value.

Additionally, Krishma has represented clients in clinical negligence cases at Costs and Case Management hearings and has advised on quantum.

Landlord & Tenant

Krishma represents residential landlords and tenants, and advises and provides representation for matters involving possession, rent arrears, and disrepair.  She also has experience drafting pleadings and advising on quantum in disrepair cases.

Housing

Krishma also represents social landlords (including London Borough Councils) and tenants and has experience in matters involving Environmental Protection Act prosecutions and antisocial behaviour applications.

She recently represented a Claimant for a statutory nuisance under the Environmental Protection Act and secured her client an excellent result which can be viewed here

Employment

Krishma accepts instructions for both employers and employees in all areas of employment law. She was recently instructed on behalf of a Claimant on a complex claim involving discrimination, unpaid wages and victimisation.

Family Police Disclosure Work

Krishma has experience representing different Police Forces in respect of disclosure in and out of family proceedings. She is experienced in applications for public interest immunity, having appeared in the High Court of the Family Division on a number of occasions.

She was recently involved in a substantial and complex Family High Court case throughout 2018, having represented the same Force throughout the proceedings in relation to disclosure.

Civil Police Work

Krishma has advised different Forces in relation to defending civil personal injury actions. In respect of this, she has provided representation at Costs and Case Management hearings, Applications for further medical evidence and Third-Party Disclosure Applications. Additionally, she has experience drafting Defences – in relation to assault, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution and misfeasance in public office.

Aside from this, Krishma has also represented different Forces in obtaining civil orders in the Magistrates Courts - including closure orders, sexual harm prevention orders and violent behaviour orders.

Inquests

Krishma has attended Pre-Inquest Review Hearings and has provided representation at a short inquest.

Immigration

Krishma has experience representing the Home Office at asylum appeals at the First Tier.

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