Zia is a civil litigation practitioner, specialising in fast track advocacy and advice in the areas of Personal Injury, Costs, Road Traffic and Credit Hire (defendant only). He is based in the West Midlands and appears mainly in County Courts across the Midlands and the North, but is happy to travel nationwide.
He is particularly interested in the newly introduced Stage 3 MOJ hearings and has accumulated a wealth of experience in these matters since 2011.
Zia takes a practical, yet flexible approach to his work and is happy to
undertake work on a CFA basis where appropriate.
Areas of Expertise
- Personal Injury
- Road Traffic (Claimant and Defendant)
- Credit Hire (Defendant)
- Fast Track Trials
- Assessment of Damages/Disposal hearings
- Interlocutory and case management hearings
- Stage 3 MOJ Hearings
- Small Claims track
- Infant Settlements
Zia undertook his law degree at the University of Leicester and completed his Masters degree in Health Care Ethics and Law at the University of Manchester. Having obtained a Very Competent on the Bar Vocational Course, Zia was Called to the Bar in 2006.
He joined leading national law firm Lyons Davidson Solicitors directly after call, where he worked for 5 years prior to joining Chambers. Zia worked within the Advocacy team and was the Senior Advocate of the firm’s Solihull office. In 2009, he cross-qualified to become a solicitor and in 2011 became a solicitor-advocate (civil), before returning to the Bar.
Zia was the ‘lead’ Advocate for Lyons Davidson in dealing with the new Stage 3 MOJ hearings and has been adept at covering multiple hearings on the same day.
Zia is a keen sportsman, having played rugby at county and club level. He is also a season ticket holder with Manchester United FC. Zia also has a passion for movie collecting, and has sourced several hundred rare and limited editions of movies from around the world over the years.
Education and Qualifications
LLB (Hons) Law, Leicester University
MA Health Care Ethics and Law, University of Manchester
BVC, UWE Bristol (Very Competent)
Call: 2006 (Lincoln’s Inn)
Western Circuit Advocacy Award 2006