Barrister profile for UK Bar 2022
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Personal Injury - London (Bar)
Niazi Fetto is a highly regarded junior who has developed a fine reputation for his advocacy in high-profile group actions. He is regularly selected to defend the government against claims relating to occupational stress, pain and injuries. He is frequently instructed in claims by injured service personnel against the MoD. He has related expertise in product liability and clinical negligence.
Strengths: "Excellent. He has a manner that inspires confidence, is well prepared and very technically good." "An outstandingly impressive senior junior with a very practical analytical ability."
Recent work: Acted for the defendant school in a fatal accident claim that arose from the suicide of a teenage girl.
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Niazi undertakes high-value and complex personal injury (EL/PL) and clinical negligence matters. He is a member of the Attorney General’s ‘A’ Panel.
His current and recent caseload features high profile, multi-million pound industrial disease, physical/sexual abuse, and bullying and harassment claims.
Niazi has an accompanying specialism in employment law, and is sought after in cases calling for knowledge and experience in both employer’s liability and employment litigation.
He is frequently instructed in claims involving points of wide importance and/or at the frontier of a particular area of law. A substantial proportion of his work has a cross-border element.
His recent major cases include Sivaji v MoD  EWCA Civ 1163, in which the Court of Appeal clarified the boundaries of the ‘show cause’ jurisdiction in mesothelioma claims, and the Kenyan Emergency Group Litigation, the largest group action ever to have been brought against the UK government.
MA Law, Jesus College, Cambridge. Called to the Bar in 1999.
Personal Injuries Bar Association, London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association, Employment Law Bar Association.