Our Team

Our team

 

Mehmooda Duke, Managing Director

In May 2003, Mehmooda Duke set up Moosa – Duke Solicitors.

Mehmooda has over 20 years of experience in dealing with medical negligence claims and is the firm’s Managing Director.  The first 10 years of her medical negligence career were spent defending the NHS and therefore Mehmooda has an invaluable and extensive knowledge of how NHS claims are defended.

After graduating from Cambridge, Mehmooda started her career as a school teacher.  However after just a year she retrained as a lawyer and started her legal career in London in 1992.  She was a trainee at Hempsons Solicitors, moved to Capsticks Solicitors and was headhunted by Browne Jacobson LLP, all three, leading firms who defend the NHS.

Mehmooda was also head of the Legal Department at a large hospital Trust for 2 years and spent a year representing GPs covered by the Medical Defence Union.

Mehmooda has extensive experience in dealing with medical negligence claims.  She has dealt with complex multi million pound claims involving babies and children who have suffered brain injury, high value claims where there has been a misdiagnosis of Cauda Equina Syndrome and Cervical Cancer, and many more.  This is just a sample of the work that she has done.

Mehmooda is on the Law Society’s Clinical Negligence Panel which recognises that she is a specialist in the field.  Mehmooda is accredited as a senior litigator with APIL – the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers. She is also listed as a Chambers UK ‘notable practitioner’ within the area of clinical negligence for 2014.

From May 2015, Mehmooda was the President of Leicestershire Law Society for a 12-month term.  Leicestershire Law Society is an active and vibrant organisation that supports the local legal profession and promotes the region as a centre of legal excellence. In this role, she was the public face of the organisation and steered the strategic direction of the Society .

Mehmooda is on the Executive committee of SCIL – The Society of Clinical Injury Lawyers.

Mehmooda enjoys running and walking. For the last 3 years she has organised a 10 mile charity walk for local lawyers and business people. Over the last few years Mehmooda has raised over £35,000 for a number of charities including Cancer Research, The Rik Basra Leukaemia Foundation, and the Cauda Equina Syndrome UK charity. Reading, cooking, going to the Gym and the theatre are her favourite pastimes.

Krishna Kotecha, Senior Solicitor

Krishna joined the firm in 2006.

After qualifying, Krishna joined Thompsons Solicitors, a national Trade Union Practice, where she represented Claimants in personal injury cases. She became a Partner and remained with the firm for several years during which she dealt with and supervised a large volume of cases involving serious injuries acquired in the work place.

Krishna subsequently joined Browne Jacobson LLP, a leading Midlands firm, where she defended Hospital Trusts in claims for Clinical Negligence. She was involved in the defence of a multi-party action (involving more than 300 Claimants) as well as a variety of multi-million pound claims arising out of negligent medical treatment.

Krishna now acts exclusively for victims of Clinical Negligence.  She has considerable experience of high value and complex cases. Her current case load includes claims for wrongful birth, brain injuries, delay in the diagnosis of cancer and negligent treatment resulting in death. In Chambers UK, Krishna is described as “‘first class’, according to industry specialists”.

Krishna is a member of the Main Committee of Leicestershire Law Society and former Chair of the Society’s Litigation Sub Board.

Away from work, Krishna enjoys going to the theatre, reading and cooking.

Adam Moosa, Senior Solicitor

Adam joined the firm in September 2014.

Having completed his training contract with Lyons Davidson Solicitors, Adam worked in the Insurance Litigation department where he co-managed over 70 staff. Adam’s team represented a number of major insurers and helped their policyholders recover their losses, against negligent third parties, where they had been involved in a road traffic accident. In his time at Lyons Davidson, Adam helped establish and run a technical claims team , as well as a credit hire team. He was also accustomed to providing advice and delivering training on a number of technical legal matters. Adam became a Senior Associate in 2012.

Adam brings a wealth of technical knowledge and managerial experience with him to Moosa-Duke Solicitors. He also has a background in science; he obtained an honours degree in Pharmaceutical & Chemical Sciences before converting to Law.

Adam is driven by his desire to achieve the best result possible for his clients, no matter what the value or complexity of the claim.

In his spare time, Adam enjoys playing football and squash. He supports his hometown football team, Blackburn Rovers FC, when he has time. Adam also enjoys travelling and is currently learning to play the guitar.

Daniel O’Keeffe, Senior Solicitor

Daniel returned to his home town of Leicester when he joined Moosa-Duke in March 2015 as a Senior Solicitor.

He undertook his training contract with Campbell Courtney and Cooney Solicitors, a niche personal injury firm, based in Surrey.  On qualification he joined Henmans (now Henmans Freeth) assisting the Head of Clinical Negligence.  In 2008 Daniel joined Russell-Cooke LLP, working in their personal injury and clinical negligence department.  Daniel ran his own multi-track case load and additionally assisted the partners on high value cases.  Daniel succeeded in gaining compensation for clients in complex and sometimes high profile cases.

Daniel has always been a keen supporter of his local Citizen’s Advice Bureau and an active member of his local law society.  Daniel is a member of APIL (the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers) and he is secretary to the Product liability special interest group.

Daniel has a young family, which keeps him very busy.  He is a keen sportsman and is delighted he will get to see more of the Leicester Tigers rugby team, now that he is back in Leicester.

Navdeep Kainth, Solicitor

Navdeep joined MDS in 2015 as a Solicitor.  Navdeep undertook her legal training with Harvey Ingram (now Shakespeares) and qualified in 2010 as a Solicitor.

Upon qualification, Navdeep stayed on at Harvey Ingram and assisted the Legal Director with high value clinical negligence cases, as well as running her own clinical negligence caseload.

Navdeep was drawn to clinical negligence as she finds this area of law fascinating and challenging.  Navdeep finds medicine interesting and enjoys the challenge of deciphering medical records and analysing complex issues to fight her clients cases.

Navdeep is compassionate, understanding and highly personable in nature. She enjoys helping her clients though often difficult circumstances to achieve settlements and conclude claims positively.

Navdeep has experience of being involved in claims ranging from a few months worth of pain and suffering, to more serious injuries and often fatalities. Navdeep enjoys the diversity of work that the area of clinical negligence provides.

In her spare time, Navdeep enjoys sampling different cuisines, travel and spending time with her family.

Gemma Lewis. Solicitor

Gemma joined Moosa-Duke Solicitors in September 2015.

She carried out her training contract with Ringrose Law in Lincoln and came to Moosa-Duke when she qualified.

Gemma went to Nottingham Trent University and obtained First Class Honours in a Forensic Science degree.  She worked for the Police while studying further, and gained Distinctions in the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course.

Her previous work with the Police has given her invaluable experience of working with a diverse range of people and she strives to get the best possible outcome for all of her clients.

In her spare time Gemma enjoys yoga, swimming, walking and using the gym. When she’s not exercising she can usually be found with a book from her ever increasing collection, or watching films with her friends.

Gemma Pabari, Trainee Solicitor

Gemma completed her Law degree in 2013 following which she worked as a paralegal at Plexus Law and a fee earner at Shakespeares where she gained some useful experience in litigation.

Gemma then went on to complete her Legal Practice Course (LPC) in September 2014 on a part time basis whilst working full time at Moosa-Duke Solicitors. Gemma successfully completed the LPC in the summer of 2016 and commenced her training contract at Moosa-Duke Solicitors in November 2016.

Gemma assists the managing director and another solicitor with complex clinical negligence cases. On qualification, Gemma wants to specialise in clinical negligence.

In her spare time, Gemma enjoys travelling the world to very exotic destinations.

Momotaj Ahmed, Paralegal

 

Francesca Turner, Paralegal

Fern Wright, Paralegal

Priya Ghataurhae, Paralegal

Harriet Dinks, Paralegal

Priyanka Patel, Paralegal