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.

Personal Injury
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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. 

Product Liability
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Aliyah is experienced in product liability claims particularly those arising from consumer products and those involving industrial disease.

Aliyah’s particular expertise is in product liability litigation which involves a cross-border element.

Industrial Disease
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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 Shaw-Saville and Albion in which she obtained a £90,000 pain, suffering and loss of amenity award in a fatal mesothelioma claim, the highest known such award at the time.

Aliyah is 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 has a particular interest in bringing product liability claims arising out of the use of asbestos products.

Aliyah is regularly instructed in all kinds of industrial disease claims including noise induced hearing loss and hand arm vibration cases.  Her recent experience has also involved claims arising from organophosphate exposure and from lead poisoning.

International & Travel
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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. 

Aliyah appeared in Howe v Motor Insurers’ Bureau a case concerning the MIB’s liability for a claimant injured in a road traffic accident in France.

In travel law Aliyah specialises in claims involving the Package Travel Regulations as well as those brought under the Montreal/Athens Conventions.  She also acts in denied boarding and delayed flights claims.

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.

Inquests
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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.

Aviation
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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.

Qualifications & Awards

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

Memberships

PIBA

PEOPIL

Justice

PNBA