Saira Walji

Saira Walji

Senior Associate & Solicitor Advocate


Saira is a specialist medical negligence Solicitor-Advocate, with over 6 years’ experience in complex and high value medical negligence claims. She manages a busy caseload of medical negligence cases covering a wide range of injuries/conditions. Saira also represents clients in the Senior Civil Courts throughout England and Wales.

Saira is recognised for her attention to detail, thoroughness, and ability to decipher technical and complex issues. She leaves no stone unturned in her investigations and is committed to achieving the best possible outcome for her clients, irrespective of the nature or complexity of the claim.

Saira has extensive experience in investigating claims involving treatment provided by NHS Trusts, GPs, and other healthcare providers. She is able to deal with a variety of medical negligence matters, focussing on high value and complex compensation claims. Saira has a specialist interest in claims relating to cauda equina syndrome, spinal injury, cerebral palsy, and cancers.

Saira also has experience in dealing with claims involving:

  • Amputations
  • Birth injury
  • Brain injury
  • Negligence in care homes / nursing homes
  • Misdiagnosis / delay in diagnosis of conditions
  • Pregnancy and birth injuries
  • Pressure ulcers
  • Surgical errors

Saira is approachable and builds excellent working relationships with her clients and external parties. She is also well connected with medical experts and barristers.

Saira has an excellent track record of succeeding in claims. Some of her notable cases include:

  • Settlement was reached in favour of Mrs P following a delay in diagnosis of cauda equina syndrome which resulted in permanent life changing injuries. Liability remained denied by the Defendant throughout, and the claim settled for £1.4 million.


  • Settlement of a claim in favour of Miss L for unnecessary surgery performed on a congenital dislocated elbow. Liability remained denied throughout the claim, however the claim was settled for £250,000.


  • Mrs R lost her husband due to a negligent misdiagnosis of infective pericarditis. The claim settled for £180,000.


  • A claim brought by Mrs C on behalf of her husband’s Estate following his negligent discharge from hospital and suffering a fatal heart attack. Liability was denied by the Defendant Trust, however the claim was successfully settled in favour of Mrs C.


  • A claim was brought by Mr K on behalf of his wife’s Estate following her death arising from negligent delay in diagnosis of DVT. Liability was denied by the Defendant, however the claim was successfully settled and a six-figure sum was secured for the Estate.

Saira is also invited as a guest speaker at various conferences throughout the year to deliver talks on medical negligence matters.

Languages spoken: English, Gujarati, Hindi, and Urdu.