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Anna Datta

Called 2009

 

Anna became a tenant at Parklane Plowden Chambers in October 2010 after successfully completing her specialist personal injury and employment pupillage under the supervision of Corin Furness and Ashley Serr. She also has experience acting as a junior, most recently appearing as junior to Stuart Brown QC in a case involving a surgical error giving rise to major brain damage.

 

Anna prides herself on being approachable and is able to build a good rapport with lay and professional clients. She is keen to give straightforward advice and is willing to assist at all stages of proceedings. Anna aims to return paperwork promptly, whilst giving detailed and focused advice. 

 

She is currently Secretary of the Leeds and District Medico-Legal Society and plans and organises events of interest throughout the year.

Areas of Expertise
Abuse Claims
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Clinical Negligence
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Anna has a busy clinical negligence practice and is regularly instructed by both Claimants and Defendants in a wide range of claims involving failed surgical procedures, missed/delayed diagnosis and general substandard clinical and/or dental management. 

Anna is regularly instructed at all stages of litigation in both fast track and multi track cases, including interlocutory applications, costs and case management hearings and trials. She also has experience conducting conferences with both lay and expert witnesses involved in a variety of clinical negligence cases.

Anna has a busy paperwork practice and is experienced in advising upon issues of liability, evidence and quantum and drafting statements of case and schedules.

Anna was Junior to Stuart Brown QC in a case involving a surgical error giving rise to major brain damage.

Recent Cases

  • A case involving the negligent performance of a surgical procedure.
  • A case involving a poor cosmetic outcome following surgery.
  • A case involving missed diagnosis.
  • A case involving a delay in treatment.

 

Costs & Litigation
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Anna is well versed in arguments around litigation funding and costs. Anna has considerable experience of claims involving the RTA and EL/PL portal. She is regularly instructed in claims where issues include:

  • Cost arguments, including cost consequences following exit from the portal; and
  • Technical non-compliance with the rules of the portal.

She also has extensive experience in Cost and Case Management hearings and interim cost applications, such as setting aside default costs certificates.

Court of Protection
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Due to her background in personal injury and clinical negligence work, Anna focuses on cases involving health and welfare. She is however happy to represent clients in all Court of Protection Work. 

 

Anna is able to accept instructions in the following areas: 

  • Acting for Local Authorities, the Official Solicitor and respondents. 
  • Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards.
  • Deputyship.
  • Removal of the Nearest Relative. 
  • Welfare and Property/financial affairs. 

 

 

Employment
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Anna regularly represents both Claimants and Respondents at all stages of Employment Tribunal proceedings. Recent hearings in which she has been instructed have involved unfair dismissals, redundancy decisions, discrimination claims, wages claims and contractual disputes.

Anna also has experience of drafting statements of case.

Recent cases

  • A seven day case involving claims for unfair dismissal, failure to make reasonable adjustments and direct disability discrimination against his employer.
  • A claim for constructive dismissal, harassment and failure to make reasonable adjustments was successfully defended.
  • A claim where there was a dispute as to whether a long standing bonus was contractual or discretionary.
  • A claim of automatic unfair dismissal and sex discrimination on the basis of pregnancy.
Inquests
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Anna regularly provides representation at inquests and pre-inquest reviews arising out of accidents at work, road traffic accidents and deaths in hospital/ following medical treatment.

Recent cases

  • Appeared on behalf of the family at a pre-inquest review into a fatal accident at work with multiple interested parties.
  • A two day inquest involving a child that had died shortly after being delivered by caesarean section.
  • A two day inquest involving the death of a child that died after being struck by a tractor at a farm and visitor attraction.
  • A two day inquest involving a child that died shortly after a forceps delivery. 
Personal Injury & Fatal Accidents
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Anna has a busy personal injury practice and is regularly instructed by both Claimants and Defendants in a wide range of claims including road traffic accidents, employer’s liability claims and public liability claims.

Anna is regularly instructed at all stages of litigation in both fast track and multi track cases, including interlocutory applications, costs and case management hearings and trials.

She also has experience conducting conferences with both lay and expert witnesses involved in a variety of personal injury cases.

Anna has a busy paperwork practice and is experienced in advising upon issues of liability, evidence and quantum and drafting statements of case.

Recent Cases

  • A highways case involving personal injury and damage to a vehicle.
  • An accident on a building site involving multiple Defendants.
  • A complex case on causation involving a child who had pre-existing disabilities.
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Personal Details
Education

 

BA (Hons), Nottingham University (2003-2006)

Graduate Diploma in Law, Nottingham Law School (2006-2007)

BVC, Nottingham Law School (2007-2008)

Professional Associations

 

Personal Injury Bar Association (PIBA)

Action Against Medical Accidents (AvMA)

Employment Lawyers Association (ELA)

Leeds and District Medico-Legal Society. Anna is the Secretary of the Leeds and District Riding Medico-Legal Society (2014 - )

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