Aliyah specialises in personal injury law with a particular focus on industrial disease, international and travel law.
Aliyah acts for both claimants and defendants and regularly undertakes work on a CFA basis.
Aliyah specialises in mesothelioma claims and other cases involving asbestos related disease.
She appeared in the Court of Appeal in Carder v The University of Exeter, an asbestosis case concerning actionable damage and causation in low contribution cases. She also acted for the claimant in Davey v 00017518 (formerly Shaw-Saville and Albion) in which she obtained a £90,000 pain, suffering and loss of amenity award in a fatal mesothelioma claim.
Aliyah is particularly experienced in handling cases involving low levels of asbestos exposure and those involving complex evidentiary issues including, for example, establishing the liability of a parent company on a Chandler v Cape basis. She is also familiar with claims brought under the Diffuse Mesothelioma Payments Scheme.
Aliyah regularly acts in claims involving an international element. She is particularly adept at handling cases involving foreign law, including cases under the Rome II Regulation and in cases involving jurisdictional issues. She has an in depth knowledge of employer’s liability for accidents abroad and has particular experience in bringing claims on behalf of cabin crew.
Her international experience also includes acting in a group action representing a number of Peruvian environmental protestors who had been attacked and tortured as a result of their involvement in a demonstration. She was additionally instructed in The Bodo Community v The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria where she dealt with quantum issues in a claim brought by a fishing community for extensive environmental damage caused by an oil spill in the Niger Delta.
Aliyah is experienced in all types of product liability claims particularly those resulting in consumer products and those involving industrial disease.
Aliyah’s particular expertise is in product liability litigation which involves a cross-border element.
Aliyah acts in all aspects of personal injury litigation including cases involving road traffic accidents, employer’s liability and occupier’s liability. Her mesothelioma practice means that she is very familiar with claims brought under the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934 and Fatal Accidents Act 1976. She is also experienced in claims brought under the Animals Act.
Aliyah is also a regular contributor to specialist personal injury law journals.
Aliyah is experienced in acting in the Coroner’s court. Her work complements her specialism in civil claims under the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1934 and Fatal Accidents Act 1976.
Aliyah regularly acts in claims involving an international element. She is particularly adept at handling cases involving foreign law, including cases under the Rome II Regulation and jurisdictional issues and conflicts of law.
She specialises in claims involving the Package Travel Regulations as well as those brought under the Montreal/Athens Conventions, including delayed flights claims.
Bar Professional Training Course, Kaplan Law School
LLM in European Law, Newnham College, University of Cambridge
MA, Law, Newnham College, University of Cambridge
Queen Mother’s Scholarship, Middle Temple
Advocacy Scholarship, Kaplan Law School
Margaret Sylvia Kemp Award, Newnham College
R M Jackson Award, Newnham College