A senior associate based in our London office, Shairin has over 20 year’s experience in personal injury litigation including complex and high value claims. Shairin's key specialisms include employers’ liability, public liability and motor liability.
She has a special interest in causation and assists partners in complex large loss and catastrophic injury claims, involving brain injuries, amputation, spinal trauma and chronic pain. She carries out investigations in respect of liability, quantum and causation as well as evidence gathering, instructing and managing medical experts and dealing with all procedural steps involved in litigation. In addition, Shairin deals with claims arising from accidents abroad, international litigation and jurisdiction disputes, utilising Kennedys’ extensive overseas offices.
Shairin has significant trial experience. Notable cases include Turner v Beddall (2021), where she successfully defended a claim on behalf of Hiscox relating to a cycle on cycle collision, which occurred on the Boris Johnson superhighway. Another notable case is Martini v Zeqo v Royal Sun Alliance Insurance PLC (1) AXA Corporate Solutions (2) Southern Rock Insurance (3) (2022), where Shairin successfully defended a multi-party road traffic collision on an unlit stretch of motorway, following a 4 day trial at the High Court. The case was unique given the multiplicity of parties, vehicles involved and the key road traffic consultants instructed by the various parties. This judgment in particular serves as a useful example for insurers in respect of “agony of the moment".