Safia is an experienced employment practitioner, with expertise across the whole range of employment matters representing both Claimants and Respondents. She has a particular interest in discrimination cases and is regularly instructed in high value, complex cases. Safia has a wealth of trial experience in both the Employment Tribunal and the appellate courts, and is renowned for her incisive cross-examination skills.
In addition, she has a thriving personal injury practice, often related to injuries sustained at work.
Safia is direct access qualified and welcomes instructions on this basis. She also provides training and seminars on a wide range of issues, often tailored to the client’s specific needs.
Safia is currently Head of Pupillage and a pupillage supervisor, and relishes the opportunity to support the careers of those entering the profession.
Safia represents Claimants and Respondents throughout the spectrum of employment issues, including dismissals, discrimination issues, TUPE and contract claims.
She is happy to be involved at any stage – from advising prior to issues or allegations being made, through to drafting claims/responses and advising on merits and negotiation tactics. She is regularly instructed in high value, complex discrimination cases (which are her forte), especially in cases where numerous allegations are made.
Safia is particularly skilled in trial representation and cross examination, and is noted for her ability to forensically dismantle a witness’s testimony to the benefit of her client.
Safia also has experience of conducting investigations on behalf of clients, including interviewing relevant individuals and compiling a report on her findings.
Safia’s personal injury practice encompasses advising and representing both Claimants and Defendants across a wide range of areas, including accidents at work or arising from employment (where her employment experience is invaluable), trips and slips, and road traffic accidents.
Safia accepts work under a conditional fee arrangement, and also on a direct access basis.
Safia’s personal injury practice includes injuries arising from road traffic accidents, trips and slips, and accidents at work. She advises and acts for both Claimants and Defendants, and is happy to undertake work under a Conditional Fee Arrangement.
Examples of recent work include: