Vinesh Mistry - DAC Beachcroft
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Vinesh Mistry

Vinesh is a barrister in our specialist advocacy service, 8 DAC Beachcroft Buildings (8DB).

Vinesh has a burgeoning insurance practice, specialising in property damage, commercial disputes and high-value personal injury.

He has represented the breadth of major UK insurers and enjoys a court and paper practice of equal strength. Vinesh has been praised for his robust oral advocacy and forthright cross-examination. His abilities have been honed by conducting countless interlocutory hearings (CMCs, CCMCs, applications, etc.) and trials. Despite his Year of Call, Vinesh has appeared against senior juniors and QCs and has advised and / or settled pleadings in complex litigation. His interests include subtle brain injury, economic torts, market loss claims and construction.

Vinesh read law at the University of Warwick and won a scholarship to pursue a career at the Bar. Prior to pupillage, he worked for a team within HMRC that litigated tax avoidance schemes (share loss relief, SIPP contributions and DOTAS). He also volunteered for an international human rights NGO.

Outside the office, Vinesh can be found on his bike, with his nose in a piece of classical fiction or authoring his next article.

Relevant experience / notable cases include:

  • Advised and drafted pleadings in a claim for passing off (valued at £1.5million), defamation and data protection.
  • Successfully defended liability following an accident on an inflatable assault course that resulted in permanent personal injury.
  • Settled the Defence in a claim for damage to a renovated barn following a severe storm. Losses were pleaded in excess of £600,000 and novel issues of indemnity / coverage were raised.
  • Successfully refuted causation in the trial of a claim for personal injury arising out of a road traffic accident, in the face of medical evidence to the contrary.
  • Advised and settled the pleadings in a professional negligence matter precipitating from the placement of shares.
  • Drafted the Defence and Additional Claim in a public liability action involving subtle brain injury and a novel point on vicarious liability.
  • Settled the Particulars of Claim in claim for breach of contract and unjust enrichment following the failure to adhere to Call and Put Options.

 

Awards:

  • The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, BPTC Exhibition Scholar [2016]

Professional memberships:

  • The Honourable Society of the Inner Temple;
  • Personal Injury Bar Association;
  • Contributor to the Personal Injury Brief Update Law Journal.

Vinesh is regulated by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) and holds a current practising certificate. If you are not satisfied with the service provided, please contact BSB.  

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