5 Essex Court

Saara Idelbi

Call 2008

Personal Injury

Saara regularly deals with civil claims against public authorities, including claims with a Human Rights Act or Equality Act element. She acts for both claimants and defendants.  She appears regularly in the county courts and the High Court in personal injury, and has extensive trial experience.

Her expertise includes dealing with military claims and Saara has represented both claimants and the Ministry of Defence in civil actions by servicemen/women and civilians alike. Saara was instructed as junior counsel in the first two schedules of claims brought by Iraqi Civilians arising out of the UK’s involvement in the Iraq War (Alseran and others v Ministry of Defence [2018] 3 WLR 95).

Saara regularly deals with claims arising out physical and sexual abuse and failure to remove cases. She regularly represents defendants and is well versed in advising on the complicated development of the law in this area.  

Examples of her work include:

  • Represented a local authority in an abuse claim arising out of the placement of a sexual offender in the vicinity of a children’s home
  • Represented a local authority in a human rights claim concerning alleged pre-mature removal of a child from their parents
  • Represented a local authority where allegations of abuse were made against employees of a children’s home
  • Advised on claims concerning the conditions in a private sector prison