Maria Mulla - Personal Injury
Personal Injury and Credit Hire
Maria has extensive credit hire experience (both claimant and defendant) and is regularly instructed in fast track, multi- track claims, appeals, and test cases. Maria is presently involved in cases in excess of £100,000 and in a test case before the Mercantile Court. Maria also undertakes advisory work and drafting in the area and is regularly instructed by CHO’s to advise on strategy and contractual issues.
Maria is also a guest speaker at the CLT Credit Hire Conference annually and undertakes training sessions for many firms on the topic of credit hire.
Maria is willing to consider accepting instructions on a CFA basis where appropriate. Maria is also instructed directly by CHO’s in accordance with the Bar Council Direct Access Scheme.
Maria acts for both claimants and defendants in all aspects of personal injury law, including RTA, employers’ liability, occupiers’ liability, travel law (package tour regulation cases), motor inquests, and CICA claims. Maria also has an extensive paperwork practice advising at all stages of the litigation process. Maria can advise in writing with a short turnaround time where, required.
Maria also has experience of dealing with consumer credit issues in relation to the enforceability of credit and related agreements, section 75 of the Consumer Credit Act 1974, and costs.
Prior to joining the Bar Maria worked for Browne Jacobson LLP dealing with advocacy, insurance matters, credit hire and costs.
Fraudulent Insurance claims
Maria has considerable experience of cases concerning allegations of fraud (both from the perspective of claimants and defendants). This includes cases concerning alleged low velocity impact, phantom passenger claims, and deliberately induced actions. Maria likes to get involved in these cases at an early stage where possible, so as to advise on strategy and settle the pleadings.
Prior to joining the Bar Maria worked for a leading licensing firm dealing with premises licences, alcohol and entertainment licences, taxi licences, and betting and gaming. Maria continues to undertake licensing work and in particular is often instructed in such matters in accordance with the Bar Council Direct Access Scheme.