Riffat is a partner in the Personal Injury team at Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitor; joining the firm in March 2016. She has undertaken personal injury and medical negligence cases for over 20 years. She is member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel and accredited senior litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
Throughout her career Riffat has developed a reputation for consistently achieving strong results for claimants who have suffered life changing injuries from brain and spine injuries, birth injuries, amputations alongside multiple orthopaedic injuries and psychiatric injuries. The cases that Riffat has dealt with include a wide range of complex cases involving serious injuries arising from:
- medical accidents,
- road traffic accidents,
- work place accidents,
- accidents in public places,
- and sexual abuse claims.
Riffat has pursued a number of cases involving foreign nationals who have been injured in the UK, including three UAE nationals who were ferociously attacked whilst staying as guests in a London Hotel; a Swedish national who sustained a very severe traumatic brain injury, and polytrauma, leading to permanent and profound disability in a road traffic accident; a French national who suffered devastating life changing injuries after being thrown from a viewing gallery and a Ukrainian national who sustained a severe brain injury when he fell through an open void in a workplace accident.
Riffat is passionate about the work she does, placing the client at the heart of the claims process, whilst adopting a holistic, calm and measured approach. She is a committed, determined and fierce litigator and negotiator who is not afraid to take cases to trial when necessary. Riffat is dedicated to delivering excellent client care and it is important for Riffat to build close relationships with her client, his/her family and all other experts and organisations involved in the client’s care. Riffat frequently acts for clients who lack capacity, including children and clients under the Mental Capacity Act and is a strong advocate of early rehabilitation funded by the Defendant under the Rehabilitation Code.