Mamta is a Clinical Negligence specialist. She has extensive experience in the full gamut of medical negligence work. Mamta works on complex matters including those involving multiple Defendants and of high value awards, both in her own right and when acting as Junior with Leading Counsel.
She is consistently ranked in the Legal Directories for her work in Clinical Negligence as a “widely respected junior who is noted for her outstanding client skills’” who is “great with clients”. Mamta has widespread experience in obstetric and gynaecological matters. As well as being a delegated speaker for AvMA, she regularly provides seminars to professional clients on a variety of subjects recently including shoulder dystocia, perineal tears, vaginal mesh/TVT and CTG traces.
Recent gynaecology and obstetrics cases include:
- Wrongful birth claim with Leading Counsel; [child born with Downs Syndrome]
- Various matters involving mismanagement of labour resulting in serious disabilities including Erbs Palsy, permanent learning difficulties, fertility issues and pain syndromes;
- Failure to carry out Caesarean Section resulting in 4th degree perineal tear and permanent bowel sphincter and psychiatric injury;
- Delay in carrying out Caesarean section leading to permanent symptoms of incontinence, reduced fertility and psychological issues;
- Bladder/uterine injury caused during laparoscopy to treat ectopic pregnancy leading to incontinence, pain syndrome and gynaecological issues;
- Vaginal mesh/TVT cases resulting in permanent pain/gynaecological and psychiatric issues; Cases include mesh used for SUI and POP;
- Failure to diagnose Ogilvie’s Syndrome after Caesarean section leading to spontaneous caecal perforation, laparotomy and permanent pain syndrome;
- Sub-standard placement of laparoscopic clip during subtotal hysterectomy;
- Unnecessary instrumental delivery without episiotomy leading to 4th degree peritoneal tear and permanent incontinence;
- Negligent treatment of endometriosis resulting in significantly reduced fertility and permanent complications with the right kidney/ureter;
- Failure to identify bowel perforation during laparoscopic hernia repair;
- Delay in treating dehisced Caesarean section wound, leading to delayed wound healing and psychiatric injury;
- Failure to identify symptoms of an ovarian cyst leading to laparotomy and salpingo-oophrectomy;
- Failure to diagnose and treat sub-septate uterus [bicornuate uterus wrongly diagnosed] resulting in multiple avoidable miscarriage and IVF cycles;
Mamta sits on the Retention sub-committee for the Equality and Diversity Committee at the Bar Council. Before joining the Bar, Mamta worked in the City as a Management Consultant for PricewaterhouseCoopers for 2 years and on the Africa Desk at the Foreign Commonwealth Office for 15 months [including going on mission]. Mamta also taught English in Tokyo for 15 months.
Proficient Hindi and French, [Diploma, Universite Stendhal, Grenoble and Diplomatic French Diploma, FCO]. Basic Japanese.
“She is an impressively tenacious advocate who prepares her advice and submissions carefully. She can be relied upon to find the weaknesses in either side’s argument, which helps to head off problems later in the case.”
Chambers UK 2019
“Brilliant at cross-examining medical experts.”
Legal 500 2019
A widely respected junior who is noted for her outstanding client skills. She comes particularly recommended for cases involving obstetrics and gynaecology. “Great with clients - she does a good job of putting them at ease.” “She’s very easy to work with and turns work around quickly.”
Chambers UK 2018
“She fights her client’s corner with vigour.”
Legal 500 2017
A widely respected junior, she is noted for her outstanding client skills and dedication. She is frequently instructed in cases involving obstetrics and gynaecology. “She’s empathetic and you feel that she will go the extra mile for the clients.” “Always delivers what she promises.”
Chambers UK 2017
Sources highlight her exemplary client care and her skilled handling of sensitive gynaecological and obstetric cases. A well-respected advocate, she is predominantly instructed on behalf of claimants. Strengths: “She is excellent in gynaecological cases and great with clients; she does a good job of putting clients at ease.” “She is very easy to work with and turns work around quickly.”
Chambers UK 2016
Wrongful birth case with Leading Counsel where mother was not given the option of chromosomal screening and gave birth to her son with Downs Syndrome,
5 day trial representing Claimant alleging failure in carrying out instrumental delivery causing 4th degree perineal tear;
Failure to identify DCIS/pre-invasive cancer on the mammogram/MRI resulting in death; the Deceased is survived by 7 children; liability and causation in dispute;
Trial on behalf of the Claimant alleging failure to provide the Deceased to provide with adequate nutrition which resulted in severe malnutrition, refeeding syndrome, sepsis and death;
Represented Doctor for negligent private Brazilian Butt-lift treatment, settled at JSM.
With Leading Counsel. Erbs Palsy case, liability, causation and quantum in issue, no medical records of the delivery, settled at JSM - GBP 575K
with Leading Counsel. Cerebral Palsy case; causation and quantum in issue;
Fatal case made on behalf of husband on behalf of himself and two young dependents, where young wife/mother died after failures to treat sepsis by Practice Nurse and Hospital, liability, causation and quantum in issue – claim value GBP 700K.
Fatal case where failures in treating sepsis resulted in death – claim settled at GBP 120K
Delay in diagnosis of patellae malposition resulting in permanent disability in a wheelchair – claim value around GBP 950K, proceeding to JSM;
With Leading Counsel. Gynaecological case settled at GBP 600K. Issue was that the Claimant’s prognosis for recovery was disputed and could only be confirmed upon the Claimant undergoing a PMP. Matter settled at JSM before Claimant entered into PMP.
With Leading Counsel. Erbs Palsy settled at GBP 700K. Defendant admitted failure to carry out the caesarean section given pathological CTG traces. Issue was whether the Claimant also suffered brain damage as a result of a prolonged period of hypoxia during labour. The case settled on the basis that no brain damage had been suffered.
With Leading Counsel. Tetraplegic case. Liability was admitted and outstanding issue was causation and quantum. Work involved assimilating C and P evidence including case management and accommodation claims to value the claim.
Failure of mental health trust to provide appropriate care to teenager leading to suicide by hanging
Failure of Mental Health Trust to provide adequate Care to man sectioned under s3 MHA leading to death by hanging.
Failure of Mental Health Trust to treat depression resulting in suicide [hanging].
Criticism of NHS out-of hours service following death of boy
Accident of supermarket vehicle inspector who died of catastrophic brain injuries.
Mechanic died of catastrophic head injuries at work
Lincolns Inn Lord Denning Scholar [Bar Vocational Course]
Lincolns Inn Lord Wolfson Scholar [Pupillage]
Inner Temple Pegasus Scholar [New Zealand]
Personal Injury Bar Association
Professional Negligence Bar Association
BSc (Hons) Pharmacology 2(i)
Dip Law (Commendation)
Dip International Relations [New York University]
Programme on Negotiation, [Harvard Law School]
Cardiotocography: An introduction
Finding liability, P.I.L.J. 2018, 164(Apr), 5-7
Gupta, M. (2016) An ever-changing landscape. Personal Injury Law Journal P.I.L.J. (2016/17) No.151 (Dec/Jan), pp8-10