Yaqub has a substantial civil practice covering all aspects of personal injury and clinical negligence. He is ranked as a leading junior on the Northern Circuit in the Legal 500 in the field of personal injury and clinical negligence.
Legal 500 “Intelligent and client-focused, he always goes the extra mile to achieve the best outcome” “He has experience in occupational disease claims.” and ” very quick thinker on his feet.”
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.