"He is willing to take on those difficult cases that other barristers won't touch and see them through to a conclusion."

Legal 500 2016
Shahram Shahram

Barrister: Shahram Sharghy


APIL Transport Special Interest Group Co-Ordinator; Executive Committee Member of the Personal Injury Bar Association; Head of Chambers Clinical Negligence Team; Head of Pupillage

Hardwicke Entrance Scholarship, Sir Thomas More Bursary, Sir Robert Megarry Scholarship (Lincoln's Inn); BVC (Very Competent), Inns of Court School of Law; LLM (Commercial), University of Cambridge; LLB (Hons), University of Sussex


Shahram undertakes instructions on behalf of Claimant’s and insurers in the three core areas of Chambers practise namely, Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence and Professional Negligence. His practise in each of these areas is almost exclusively high-value multi-track matters, although from time to time he does undertake fast-track work where there are interesting issues surrounding liability, causation or quantum.

Shahram’s approach is very much client focused and practical with a view to achieving the best outcome as dictated by the client and his instructing solicitors who trust him implicitly as a 'safe pair of hands'. He is also a highly regarded adversary by his peers and much liked by Judges for his direct approach, sensible yet effective approach to advocacy. Shahram is able to quickly grasp complex issues of fact, evidence, and law and skilfully construct cogent and persuasive arguments to advance his case. It is little wonder that he is seen as a rising star at the Junior Bar.

Shahram is recognised by Legal 500 as a leading junior in personal injury.

Shahram has recently been appointed as a PicArbs Arbitrator.

Client comments:

"Shahram is a very personable and professional barrister. His knowledge and drive have made him a great advocate to work with." Partner, Bult Burdon Kemp.

Recent news articles:

Shahram Sharghy successfully represents a High Court Enforcement Officer in the leading case concerning what constitutes ‘sufficient of notice’ when applying for a Writ of Possession - http://www.9goughsquare.co.uk/news/1368/

Shahram Sharghy acts for the High Court Enforcement Officer in the leading authority on Warrants of Entry under the Tribunals, Courts and Enforcement Act 2007 - http://www.9goughsquare.co.uk/news/1370/



Personal Injury:

Shahram has developed extensive experience and expertise in all areas of Personal Injury from catastrophic road traffic accidents to fatal accidents at work. He is able to relate to clients in a way that places them at the heart of everything he does. His ability to advise those who have been the victim of serious accident and help navigate them through the jungle of litigation has won him many plaudits from clients and solicitors alike. By the same token he is able to act for insurers in catastrophic and complex litigation in similar vein so as to bring an end to costly litigation effectively and in a manner which exhibits his insight into the workings of an insurer.

Shahram has recently advised on and successfully concluded half a dozen serious, catastrophic and fatal accident claims on behalf of claimants achieving recovery of damages running into several million pounds.

Shahram is currently engaged in civil litigation representing two widows of the terrorist attack on the BP Gas Plant in Algeria in January 2013.

Shahram has also published works within the Personal Injury field. He has contributed to both Editions of the APIL Road Traffic Accident book. He also edits the Butterworths Personal Injury Litigation Service section on Road Traffic Accidents. He has recently taken over as the editor of the Green Book Injuries and Death section and regularly contributes to articles involving all aspects of Personal Injury Law.


Clinical Negligence:

Shahram has a thriving clinical negligence practice acting mainly for claimants, but has also represented medical practitioners and NHS Trusts. He is highly respected by instructing solicitors and colleagues for his in-depth knowledge of complex medical issues and ability to get to the heart of the issue. He has led the Clinical Negligence team in Chambers for the last four years and also sits on the APIL sub-committee responding to the fixed-fee proposals in low value clinical negligence cases.

Shahram’s most recent experience in the field of clinical negligence include dealing with cases concerning birth and gynaecological /obstetric injuries, delayed diagnosis of cancer, negligent and delayed diagnosis of internal and orthopaedic injuries, negligent treatment by paramedic and emergency medical practitioners, negligent cosmetic and general surgery and negligent cardiology treatment.



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