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Rad Kohanzad

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Rad Kohanzad - 42 Bedford Row


Rad understands that the jurisdiction, by its very nature, can be very stressful. He is exceptional at making those involved feel at ease with the process and the prospect of giving evidence. Rad provides the right advice for the right situation and his judgment is highly respected by instructing solicitors.

Rad is also highly regarded for his advocacy in the coronial jurisdiction. Again, his judgment in this regard is crucial. He understands when an issue needs to be stressed or explored and when nothing should be said at all.

Rad is particularly alert to the potential regulatory consequences for many witnesses appearing at inquests given his experience of representing health professionals before their regulators. He is happy to advise in conference at any stage and on any aspect arising within this jurisdiction.

Cases and work of note

  • Inquest touching the death of MS – a three-day inquest representing an NHS Trust where concerns arose over whether the Trust should have released the deceased from their care following a suicide attempt in circumstances where she later committed suicide.
  • Inquest touching the death of GW – a 10-day jury inquest representing an NHS Trust who had released the deceased to a private hospital where she later committed suicide.
  • Inquest touching the death of JO – representing the family in an inquest where a large piece of bone had been found to have been blocking the deceased’s airway that was not picked up in various x-rays.
  • Inquest touching the death of QW – representing a police force at a contentious pre-inquest review where numerous matters were in issue, including the scope of the inquest and whether expert evidence was required.
  • Inquest touching the death of TD – representing a Trust at a pre-inquest review concerning the scope of the inquest.
  • Inquest touching the death of AT – representing a Trust where the deceased had fallen twice whilst in its custody.
  • Inquest touching the death of SA – representing a local authority where a young child residing in council accommodation fell out of a window where the family had raised concerns over the condition of the window prior to the death.
  • Inquest touching the death of KW – representing an ambulance service where it was thought that the deceased may have hit his head whilst in the care of the service.


  • Your time is up? – Police Professional, 12 March 2014
  • Beecroft in Thatcher’s clothing – New Law Journal, 16 November 2012, Vol 162, Issue 7538
  • Best practice redundancy guide, HR Zone 16 February 2012, cited with approval by ACAS
  • The Burden of Proof in Whistleblowing: Fecitt v Manchester – Industrial Law Journal, 2011 40: 214-221
  • Whistle stop, more power to whistleblowers? – Solicitors Journal, 8 February 2011, 155/5
  • End of the no costs rule? – New Law Journal, 8 October 2010, Vol 160, Issue 7436
  • Balance of Payments – New Law Journal, 11 December 2009, Vol 159, Issue 7397
  • Regular contributor to Daniel Barnett’s employment law update

Areas of Expertise

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  • King’s College, London, BSc
  • King’s College, London, LLM
  • London Metropolitan University, CPE (with Distinction)


  • Bar Pro Bono unit
  • Industrial Law Society
  • Employment Lawyers Association
  • Employment Law Bar Association
  • Free Representation Unit
  • Discrimination Lawyers Association


  • Football Association Chairman of Anti-Discrimination Misconduct Hearings 2014

Related News

McNeil v HMRC [2019] EWCA Civ 112

McNeil v HMRC [2019] EWCA Civ 112

McNeil v HMRC [2019] EWCA Civ 112 answers the question of whether a tribunal should approach “particular disadvantage” in equal pay and indirect discrimination cases by reference to averages or differential distribution? Differential what?! Rad Kohanzad provides a summary on McNeil v HMRC [2019] EWCA Civ 112

Published: 4th Jul 2019

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