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Haroon Rashid

  • Year of call: 1999



Haroon's main areas of practice are personal injury and clinical negligence. He has significant experience in dealing with fatal accidents, serious injuries at work, multiple injuries, head injuries and cases involving allegation of RTA fraud.

He specialises in Road traffic fraud cases and dealing with allegation of contrived / induced accident (‘slam-on'), staged accident, exaggerated injury, phantom passenger claims, phantom hire claims, fictitious accidents, fraudulent injury and special damages claims and low velocity impact.

Haroon advises on liability and quantum in all his specialist areas with considerable experience drafting complex schedules of loss and undertakes all level of court work in his specialist areas.

Reported Cases

Personal Injury:

• Zaini V Axa (2015)
Fatal Accident. Deceased, university graduate, pedestrian, run over by a refuse disposal vehicle. Liability now admitted. Dependency claims.

• Maruf v Yasar (2012)
Fatal accident, Belgium, Defendant Belgian national, uninsured. Dependency claims for wife and children.

• Asia v Nationwide Crane Hire Limited & others (2008)
Fatal accident. Complex liability issues between multiple Defendants. Deceased had no qualification and had been unemployed for 3 years at the time of the accident. Dependency claims. Negotiated settlement at JSM £350,000.

• Wardak V Wardak (2014)
Serious RTA resulting in multiple injuries. Claimant son of Afghan Army General, studying MA after completing Law degree. Intended to return to Afghanistan and take up employment under the US led Civilian Technical Assistance Program (CTAP). Negotiated settlement at JSM £250,000.

• Diane Smith V Marsland (2015)
PHD student in RTA whilst cycling to work. Serious foot injuries (Lisfranc fracture dislocation to the right foot with dislocation of the tarsometatarsal joints, fractures of the medial cuneiform, lateral cuneiform, cuboid and fourth metatarsal base.) Ambition was to become a senior lecturer. Severe psychological reaction to physical disabilities. Now working as a research assistant. Total claim over ½ a million. JSM in September 2015.

• Hussain v Seamark (2015)
Employers liability, lack of record keeping, lack of training, serious hand injuries, amputation of fingers, complex schedule of loss.

• Khan v Ali (2010)
Claimant sustained a serious burst fracture of the L4 vertebra. University Student intended to join west Midlands Police Force and progress under the accelerated promotion scheme. Complex schedule of loss involving significant future loss of earnings and future costs of care. Negotiated settlement of £350,000 at JSM.

• Bainbridge v Gannon (2008)
Serious lower back injury, pre-existing medical history, complex care claim, serious credibility allegations, difficulties with medical evidence, previous solicitors advised the Claimant to accept £750 for general damages. Carefully dissected and dealt with the numerous issues eventually negotiating settlement at £84,000.

• Ali v Ford (2008)
RTA - Brain Injury - cognitive deficit - loss of chance to study for a degree and progress career. Complex future loss of earnings claim. Dealing with DVD surveillance evidence. Negotiated settlement at £180,000.

• Nsamu v Mamingi (2010)
Significant hire claim, complex issues, multiple appeals eventually reaching the High Court. £72,000 recovered for hire charges.

Industrial Disease:

• Daniel Jones v Torres Engineering and Pumps Limited (2014)
Noise induced hearing loss claim, despite pre-action requests for disclosure of relevant documents, disclosure of noise assessments and other important documents after multi-track directions. Action discontinued. Successfully argued Defendant should pay the Claimant's costs of the action.

Clinical Negligence:

• Islam V North West Ambulance Service (2015)
Deceased suffered chest pains, paramedic attended, ECG, dismissed as ‘panic attack', left at home, died within hours. Positive liability report from Consultant Cardiologist. Deceased, businessman, leaving wife and five children - dependency claims. Considering leading counsel.

• Ibrahim Ghafoor (2014)
Child delivered by way of caesarean section after failed instrumental delivery. Born with massive head injuries. Died after 2 days. Five to seven attempts with ventouse suction cup, incorrect application, too much force. Several attempts with forceps with incorrect positioning.


Professional Memberships & Publications

• Northern Circuit
• Personal Injury Bar Association