Sharan Sanghera

Year of Call: 2009
Email Address: sharan.sanghera@3pb.co.uk
Telephone: 020 7583 8055

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Overview

Sharan Sanghera acts for both claimants and defendants in personal injury and clinical negligence claims.  She is in Court most days conducting trials and interlocutory hearings in the fast and multi-tracks in a range of matters including LVI/fraud RTAs.  Sharan also manages a busy paperwork practice with a quick turnaround time and she is happy to accept urgent instructions.

As a member of the NMC’s legal panel Sharan is also expanding her Regulatory practice and has appeared in several hearings before the NMC conducting substantive and interim hearings alike.

Sharan’s approachability, efficiency and client care make her a favourite with clients.

Expertise

  • Personal Injury
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    Sharan acts for both claimants and defendants in personal injury claims in the fast and multi tracks, being regularly instructed to conduct trials, disposal hearings, applications and other interim hearings.  She holds particular expertise in occupiers’ liability and public liability claims which are reinforced by her work with local authorities, involving accidents on the roads, public areas and schools/playgrounds. She has vast experience in dealing with RTAs including LVI and fraudulent claims and claims involving the MIB.

    Sharan has extensive experience in employers’ liability, product liability, psychiatric injury, Animals Act claims and industrial injuries involving chemicals, her practice is constantly developing in claims relating to fatal & catastrophic injuries, industrial diseases and travel claims.

    Cases of Interest include:

    • Advising a Claimant who suffered a traumatic double amputation below the ankle and below the knee while working as a labourer and having been instructed to destroy a concrete column which was supporting a balcony overhead
    • Advising a Claimant in an action where construction material escaped from a site striking her to the head causing injuries
    • Representing a Claimant in the First Tier Tribunal and successfully appealing the CICA’s decision not to make an award under the Scheme
    • Represented a Minor in an action where she fell from a  set of monkey bars while playing at school sustaining fractures to the wrist and elbow.  Liability was initially denied but favourable settlement was ultimately achieved
    • Representing a Claimant in the CICA who had a significant loss of earnings claim following his inability to return to work following an assault
    • Advised a Claimant who suffered permanent scarring after being attacked by a dog.  Achieved favourable settlement
    • Successfully arguing against relief from sanctions being granted in a claim where the Defendant was seeking to rely on witness evidence served two weeks late
    • Successfully appealing a District Judge’s decision on summary assessment of costs where the Court was wrong in its approach as to the issue of proportionality and the applicable percentage uplift.

    Publications

    • 2nd Sep 2016

      Sharan Sanghera examines the Court's decision finding that two claimants were precluded by the ex turpi causa principle from recovering damages in Joseph Thomas Beaumont & Lewis O'Neill v David Ferrer [2016] EWHC Civ 768.

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    • 2nd Sep 2016

      The correct application of cpr 45.49c by Sharan Sanghera - Bruno Manuel dos Santos Mendes V Hochtief (UK) Construction Ltd [2016] EWHC 976 (QB)

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    • 2nd Sep 2016

      Andrew Perfect and Sharan Sanghera analyse the recent Supreme Court decision on collateral lies in insurance contracts. The Court by a majority held that a collateral lie is not subject to the fraudulent claims rule. The telling of a lie, if truly collateral to the claim being made, does not permit an insurer to refuse to pay. Lords Sumption, Clarke, Hughes and Toulson concurred, Lord Mance dissented. Versloot Dredging BV and another v HDI Gerling Industrie Versicherung AG and others [2016] UKSC 45

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  • Clinical Negligence
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    Sharan undertakes a range of clinical negligence work including dental negligence having advised in Claims including the fracture of tooth and bone during surgery as well as negligent placement of dental implants.

    Sharan also acts for Claimants in claims against GPs and NHS Trusts.  She has dealt with claims involving elective procedures such as pinnaplasty and excision of lipomata.  She has also acted for a Claimant who suffered injuries following the failure to remove equipment during childbirth.

Recommendations

“Superb, very clever and very quick thinking”.
Lay client

“Working with Sharan has been a real pleasure. She is knowledgeable, grasps the key issues quickly and drives cases forward. Her expertise have proved invaluable at bringing the matter to an early settlement. Above all Sharan is approachable and always willing to assist and go the extra mile. I would not hesitate to recommend her to colleagues and clients alike.”
Instructing solicitor

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Hons) Jurisprudence Exeter College, University of Oxford
  • Bar Vocational Course, BPP College London

Professional qualifications & appointments

  • BVC,  BPP College London
  • Called 2009; Inner Temple
  • Legal advisor on the Nursing and Midwifery Council’s Legal Panel

Professional bodies

  • Member of PIBA
  • Member of ARDL