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Jalil Asif QC

Call: 1988 QC: 2010

Door Tenant

Said to “… stand out as one of the pre-eminent players in the set and indeed the wider market”, and being “incredibly skilful and very easy to get along with”, Jalil is a barrister specialising in professional liability claims, product liability, insurance and reinsurance, and commercial disputes, acting for both claimants and defendants in all areas of his practice. He appears in the Queen’s Bench and Chancery Divisions, appellate courts and in arbitrations.

The Directories have characterised Jalil as having a “great ability to pick things up at short notice”, “able to build a good rapport with those he works with”, and say he “is viewed by those who have worked alongside him as ‘highly deserving of the highest accolades’”. Jalil has an eye for detail and particularly enjoys financially, scientifically or technically complex cases.

Throughout his career, Jalil has been instructed in a wide range of professional negligence claims, including those involving allegations of dishonesty. Recently he has been retained to advise in relation to Jersey-based claims. He has also acted in large insurance claims (eg Buncefield loss recovery claims) and is currently acting for an excess layer insurer in a Bermuda form arbitration. His product liability work includes HIV Haemophiliacs, benzodiazepine, Hepatitis C, foetal anti-convulsant (sodium valproate), MMR, 3M Capital hip replacement, Bio-Alkamid, Zyprexa and Parkinson’s disease litigations.

Jalil has been an editor of the Professional Negligence Law Reports since their inception in 1996. He was an editor of Jackson & Powell Professional Liability Precedents (Sweet & Maxwell) and has contributed chapters concerning product safety and product liability to The Law of Medicines (OUP, 2008) and APIL Clinical Negligence (Jordans, 2008).

He is an Inn representative on the Bar Council. He has been an active member of Lincoln’s Inn for many years and is past chairman of the Hall Committee. He is a committee member of the London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association, and a member of the Professional Negligence Bar Association, COMBAR and the Western Circuit. He sits as a Recorder in the Crown and County Courts on the Midland Circuit.

Education

1984-1987 Peterhouse, Cambridge (MA); 1983 St Paul’s School, Barnes; 1977-1983 Twyford High School, Ealing