We are delighted to announce that Turan Hursit, previously of Doughty Street Chambers, has joined Old Square Chambers.
Turan brings to chambers a wealth of experience in clinical negligence, personal injury, the Court of Protection, inquests, and healthcare and equality-related public law, acting in a variety of cases for and against individuals, state bodies, private organisations, and companies.
She is regularly instructed in fast-track and multi-track clinical negligence and personal injury cases concerning traumatic injuries and in related interlocutory applications. She has appellate experience in these areas and recently acted as junior counsel for a Claimant soldier who contracted Q fever whilst serving in Afghanistan in the test case of Bass v Ministry of Defence  EWHC 36 (QB).
Turan represents the Official Solicitor, local authorities, and individuals in all fields of welfare and finances in the Court of Protection, regularly appearing against opponents 15 – 20 years her senior. She also represents bereaved families in inquests concerning failures by state bodies (including the NHS, the police, and prison services) and has particular expertise of cases where Article 2 ECHR is engaged. She has acted as junior counsel in pre-inquest review hearings for a number of high-profile inquests, including the Manchester Arena bombings and the Guildford pub bombings.
Turan advises in public law matters concerning healthcare and equality issues, particularly concerning withdrawals of healthcare funding, breaches of the Care Act 2014, and breaches of the public sector equality duty.
Turan will also be accepting instructions in employment and discrimination law, having worked on cases in these areas whilst a trainee at the European Court of Justice, and in regulatory law, of which she gained experience as a pupil barrister.
In her first three years at the Bar, Turan has quickly gained a reputation amongst solicitors for her robust advocacy and drafting, tactical handling of cases, and approachable manner.
Turan studied LLB Law with French Law at the University of Bristol and an LLM in Public Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science before working at the European Court of Justice, a number of NGOs, and the UCL Constitution Unit. She received a full scholarship from the Inner Temple for her Bar training and was called to the Bar in 2017.
We look forward to welcoming Turan to chambers.
William Meade (Senior Clerk)