Elahe Youshani

Year of Call: 2005


Withington Girls’ School
University of Manchester, LLB (Hons)
Inns of Court School of Law, BVC

Professional Memberships

Personal Injuries Bar Association
Association of Personal Injury Lawyers
Northern Circuit

Elahe has a wide-ranging civil practice and has a particular interest in all aspects of employment law and personal injury. She acts on behalf of Claimants, Defendant solicitors and insurers and Respondents.

In relation to personal injury litigation, she undertakes fast and multi track cases involving road traffic accidents, employers’ liability, highways claims, industrial disease and occupiers’ liability.  She has experience dealing with cases involving allegations of fraud, fundamental dishonesty and low velocity.

Elahe appears on trials, all types of applications and interim hearings (including CCMCs) both on and off circuit. She is dedicated to providing a quick and efficient turnaround on paperwork, providing clear yet thorough, practical and friendly advice.

Elahe is happy to provide CPD-accredited seminars to solicitors; she has provided in house seminars to solicitors on a variety of topics, ranging from updates on civil procedure to guidance on assessing damages.

She is bilingual in English and Persian (Farsi).

Elahe is a keen Manchester United supporter and enjoys many sports and activities; she has completed the Great Manchester Run on 3 previous occasions as well as more recently participating in Born Survivor and Rough Runner in 2017.  She also has an interest in a diverse variety of music.

View Notable Cases


Re Q (2017): Acted for a Claimant where he suffered significant PTSD following a road traffic accident. Attended the CCMC, drafted the Schedule of Loss (involving a Blamire award) and advised the client in conference. This case involved complex issues as to causation, due to the Claimant’s age and his various medical conditions and history. Case settled at £175,000.

Re T (2016): Acted for the Claimant where he had sustained a traumatic amputation to 3 fingers in one hand due to an accident at work. Attended hearings as well as advising the client in conference (with the medical and employment experts). Case settled for £240,000.

Re G (2016): Acted for the Claimant in a case where a foreign object entered his eye in the course of his employment, causing significant, permanent difficulties with his vision as well as psychological symptoms. Advised in conference (with the client, medical and employment experts) with regards to tactics and valuation as well as attending the CCMC. Case settled at £65,000.

S v B (2015): Acted for the Claimant where he sustained, amongst other injuries, a fracture to the arm in relation to which there were complicated causation issues. Attended a number of hearings as well as drafting Part 35 questions. Case settled at £114,000.

M v E (2013/2014): Successfully represented a Respondent charity in multi-day employment tribunal proceedings against claims of protected disclosure, whistleblowing and unfair dismissal. She advised and drafted a skeleton argument regarding resisting an appeal to the EAT.

Re S (2009): Advised in conference and in writing, and drafted the Schedule of Loss in a case where the Claimant sustained a crush/degloving compound comminuted fracture to her finger. Amputation may have been required in the future. Case settled at £100,000.







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