Lujzka Halsall-Fischel

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Clerks

  • Emma Rogers
  • Neil Grisdale

Education

  • University of Exeter, LLB European Law (2015)
  • Maîtrise en Droit Européen, Université de Rennes I (2015)
  • BPP Manchester, BPTC – “Outstanding” (2017)
  • Baron Dr Ver Heyden de Lancey Prize, Middle Temple (2017)
  • Personal Injury Bar Association
  • Merseyside Medico-Legal Society

Areas of Work

  • Clinical Negligence
  • Civil Litigation
  • Inquests

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General Profile

Lujzka is developing a successful common law practice, focusing on personal injury, clinical negligence and other aspects of civil litigation (including contract and credit hire).

She prides herself on her attention to detail, her thorough, methodical approach and the relationship she builds with professional and lay clients alike.

She is dually qualified in English and French law and obtained a Masters in European Law (maitrise en droit européen), which she completed in France (University of Exeter and Université de Rennes I).

Lujzka successfully completed her pupillage under the supervision of Charles Prior, becoming a member of Chambers in 2018.

 

Personal Injury

Lujzka deals with all aspects of personal injury litigation, appearing for both Claimants and Defendants. She is instructed to deal with cases across all tracks and is developing a growing multi-track practice.

She undertakes work in all areas of personal injury law, including employers' liability, occupiers' liability, highways claims, defective products and road traffic cases. She has frequently represented Claimants where issues of causation and allegations of fundamental dishonesty have arisen, often successfully robustly defending the same and the relevant costs applications.

She is regularly instructed to appear at hearings at every stage of a case, from pre-action and interim applications/hearings, to CCMCs, disposals and trials.

Lujzka also has a busy paperwork practice. She provides advice in writing and/or in conference (as to liability and quantum, but is also quick to recognise other issues as and when they arise, for example concerns as to capacity, limitation or identification of the correct entity) and drafts statements of case and Part 35 questions to experts.

She adopts a proactive stance and is happily approached for informal advice and assistance at every stage as a case progresses.

 

Clinical Negligence and Inquests

Lujzka is developing a clinical negligence practice.

She has been instructed in inquests involving various aspects of clinical negligence, including a multi-day inquest requiring precise questioning of various medical experts and agencies and consideration of article 2.

Her analysis and attention to detail ensure both that the family feel that they have had their questions answered, and that the appropriate questions and issues are explored for the purposes of a clinical negligence claim. She is also careful to ensure that expectations are properly managed from an early stage in what can be a distressing experience for all those involved.

CICA Appeals

Lujzka provides advice in writing and/or in conference in relation to CICA appeals or prospective appeals. She advises on the merits and practical steps required in order to support a successful appeal. 

She appears on behalf of appellants at interim/directions hearings and at the appeal hearings themselves.

Other Civil Litigation

Lujzka is also instructed in contract cases, frequently against litigants in person, to deal with defective product and contractual disputes.

Family Law

Whilst her practice is predominantly civil and personal injury, she has also acted as junior counsel in a High Court family matter.

LHF

Year of call: 2017

Inn: Middle Temple

Area: Clinical Negligence
Civil Litigation
Inquests