Legal 500 2021 "Highly regarded junior who represents both claimants and defendants in a wide range of personal injury and industrial disease claims. He is frequently instructed to act on behalf of government bodies such as the Ministry of Defence in claims concerning accidents abroad. A persuasive advocate."
His expertise covers the whole spectrum of personal injury and clinical negligence acting for both Claimants and Defendants. Appointed as Junior Treasury Counsel to the regional panel in 2000, he has extensive experience in acting for Government bodies not only in the field of personal injuries and clinical negligence but also in other employment and common law matters.
Industrial diseases are a particular speciality having experience in acting in difficult cases involving causation where his background in science stands him in good stead.
As Junior Treasury Counsel acting substantially on behalf of the MOD he has expertise in dealing with accidents abroad as well as more unusual cases where difficult questions of law and causation arise.
In the field of clinical negligence his experience spans the whole spectrum of medical practice. His case load includes cases of high value involving birth injuries and those cases involving failed or delayed diagnoses of cancer. He has particular experience in dealing with claims for psychiatric injury in a clinical negligence setting by secondary victims with one such case in which he was involved progressing to the Court of Appeal where definitive guidance was provided by the appellate Court.
Both in the NHS setting but also otherwise he has significant experience in attending Inquests including Article 2 Inquests where deaths in custody or similar were involved as well as deaths following medical treatment and involving juries.
On behalf of commercial organisations as well as public bodies he has expertise in dealing with claims involving wrongful arrest and/or false imprisonment and/or other issues involving civil liberty and human rights claims. He has acted in several cases involving jury trials.
He has trained as a mediator with the Academy of Experts and is regularly involved in alternative dispute resolution across his practice.
Whilst not a substantial part of his practice his has acted in many cases involving employment issues including straightforward unfair dismissal claims as well as more difficult claims of discrimination and harassment.
Yaqub values working as part of a team and is particularly noted for his ability to deal with matters urgently and efficiently without sacrificing the necessary attention to detail.
- Lillington v MOD  EWCA Civ 775
- Lewis Clements v Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen University Hospitals NHS Trust  EWHC 2335 (QB)
- Bradlaugh v MOD  (Quantum)
- W v Royal Shrewsbury Hospital NHS Trust and Another (2007) (Quantum)
- Tagg v Countess of Chester Hospital 2007 EWHC 509 (QB) (clinical negligence-bowel perforation)
- Maguire v Sefton MBC  1 WLR 2550 CA (Occupiers’ liability-independent contractors)
- Smith v MOD 2005 EWHC 682 (QB) (Limitation mesothelioma)
- Rahman v West Pennine Health Authority 19.12.02 QBD (cerebral palsy)
- Jones v Telford and Wrekin Council 29.7.99 The Times (civil procedure medical evidence)
- Davies v Mersey Regional Ambulance Service NHS Trust 11.3.98 CA (Smith award approach to be adopted)
- Griffin v Mersey Regional Ambulance Service NHS Trust  PIQR P34 (rta emergency vehicles)