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Afiya Amesu

Call: 2022

Afiya Amesu enjoys a practice in Employment, Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence law.

She is instructed on a wide range of matters and regularly appears in the Employment Tribunal and County Court.

Afiya joined No5 in October 2023, having successfully completed pupillage.

Expertise

Employment

Afiya appears in the Employment Tribunal regularly. She has represented clients in claims involving:

  • Wrongful dismissal
  • Holiday Pay
  • Notice Pay
  • Redundancy Pay
  • Breach of contract
  • Unlawful deduction of wages Discrimination claims

Afiya also advised on liability and quantum.

Before she practised as a barrister, Afiya worked as a Legal research assistant for barristers at Garden Court Chambers and as a student advisor at the UCL Legal Advice Clinic representing Claimants at the First Tier Tribunal.

She achieved a first class in her undergraduate Employment Law module.

Personal Injury

Afiya is regularly instructed for both Claimants and Defendants in:

  • Fast track claims
  • Small claims
  • Stage 3 hearings
  • Infant Approvals
  • Disposal hearings
  • Interim applications
  • Inquests

Afiya also accepts instructs to advise on liability and quantum, draft pleadings and draft schedules of loss.

Clinical Negligence

Afiya has a developing clinical negligence practice. She accepts instructions from both Claimants and Defendants, and has experience of drafting pleadings, representing parties at inquests and advising in respect of both liability and quantum.

Inquests, Public Inquiries & Coronial Law (Personal Injury)

Afiya has a particular interest in inquests and represents interested parties in a range of matters.

Most recently, Afiya represented the bereaved family in a 4-day inquest concerning the death of a man as a result of a one-punch manslaughter incident.

Afiya also carries out clinical negligence inquests, her most recent inquest being a 3-day inquiry into the death of a woman following a failure to close the tap and bung on a catheter. 

Other recently completed inquests include: (1) representing the family, at an inquest, of a man who fell during his hospital stay and (2) representing a man who collided with a drunk driver.

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Publications


Prioritising Employee Wellbeing: The Importance of Movement for Mental Health

In today’s fast-paced work environment, the mental health of employees is becoming an increasingly critical issue. For employers, it is essential to recognise that the…

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Afiya Amesu has been awarded the prestigious Pegasus Scholarship

No5’s Afiya Amesu has been awarded the prestigious Pegasus Scholarship from The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. The Scholarship has been specially created to…

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  • Leonard Sainer Scholarship (2020)
  • The Ede & Ravenscroft Prize (2021)
  • Northern Power Women Future List (2022)
  • Inner Temple Pegasus Scholarship (2024)
  • LLM Bar Practice Course – BPP University (2022)
  • Distinction Law LLB (Hons) – University College London (2020)

Related News, Resources and Events

Publications


Prioritising Employee Wellbeing: The Importance of Movement for Mental Health

In today’s fast-paced work environment, the mental health of employees is becoming an increasingly critical issue. For employers, it is essential to recognise that the…

News


Afiya Amesu has been awarded the prestigious Pegasus Scholarship

No5’s Afiya Amesu has been awarded the prestigious Pegasus Scholarship from The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple. The Scholarship has been specially created to…

View all related news

Clerk Team

William Theaker

Practice Director, Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury

williamt@no5.com

07494 070989

Clare Radburn

Practice Director, Family, Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury

clarer@no5.com

07809 407950

Pete Mottram

Practice Manager, Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury (Multi-Track)

peterm@no5.com

Ed Milburn

Personal Injury (Fast-Track) Team Leader

edmundm@no5.com

Matthew Reeves

Clinical Negligence, Personal Injury (Multi Track) and Regulatory Clerk

matthewr@no5.com

Tracey Witherford

Clinical Negligence & Personal Injury (Multi-Track) Clerk

traceyw@no5.com

Morgan Smith

Clinical Negligence (Multi-Track) & Personal Injury Clerk

morgans@no5.com

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