Fatim Kurji Personal Injury
Fatim joined chambers in 2004 upon completion of her pupillage with Mark Anderson. She now practices in all areas of civil litigation, including personal injury work. She acts for both claimants and defendants in a wide range of cases including health and safety at work, employers' liability, industrial diseases, road traffic accidents, Motor Insurers' Bureau claims, clinical negligence, occupiers' liability, Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority claims, professional negligence and Coroner's Inquests.
Fatim also has a strong paper practice, regularly advising in personal injury quantum and liability matters. She has a particular interest in litigation involving minors (as both claimants and defendants). Fatim's practice presently includes preparing written advices and pleadings, procedural hearings (CMCs, PTRs, Interim Applications), liability trials and assessment of damages hearings. She welcomes instructions in all areas appropriate to her seniority and experience.
Fatim is qualified to accept direct access instructions.
In 2009 Fatim was nominated for the coveted 'Barrister of the Year' award, and made the final shortlist of five, losing out to Chris Bright QC (also from No 5 chambers). She acts as an adviser to various public and private organisations, and has been part of Foreign and Commonwealth Office delegations to Afghanistan, Sudan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Qatar and the Lebanon.
Fatim is also an accomplished conference facilitator, and hosts a monthly dialogue session in the House of Commons. These skills transfer particularly well to assisting clients with alternative dispute resolution and negotiating solutions to avoid litigation.
University of Birmingham, LLB (Hons)
(Lady Barber Prize 2001, 2002)
Inns of Court School of Law (BVC)
(Leonard Woolsey Prize, Frank & Burris Gahan Award, Inner Temple Scholarship 2003)
Personal Injuries Bar Association