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Turan Hursit

Call: 2017

“Turan’s work was first class. She was extremely well-prepared and had a real grasp of the civil case. Her advocacy was excellent… Not only is Turan very able and hard-working, she was also very good with [the client]. She instilled confidence”

(instructing solicitor, top ranked personal injury and clinical negligence firm)

Overview

Turan accepts instructions in all areas of chambers’ work. Her practice spans personal injury, clinical negligence, the Court of Protection, inquests and public inquiries, public law and human rights, employment law, and regulatory law.

Turan has particular expertise in medical cases raising human rights issues and acts in a variety of cases for and against individuals, state bodies, private organisations, and companies. She is regularly praised by solicitors and lay clients for her skilled advocacy, tactical advice, and sensitive conduct of cases.

Turan has acted as junior counsel in cases up to and including Court of Appeal level. Most recently, she was instructed as junior counsel in Bass v Ministry of Defence [2020] EWHC 36 (QB), a high-profile test case against the Ministry of Defence, acting on behalf of a soldier who contracted Q Fever whilst serving in Afghanistan; at pre-inquest review stage in the inquest into the Manchester Arena bombings, acting on behalf of two families; and at pre-inquest review stage in the inquest into the Guildford pub bombings, acting on behalf of one of the wrongfully convicted Guildford Four.

Turan has written for a number of legal publications, including Munkman on Employer’s Liability.

Before joining the Bar, Turan undertook a traineeship at the European Court of Justice, interned with human rights NGOs REDRESS and ARTICLE 19, and assisted victims of domestic violence as a paralegal at a family law firm. She also conducted research on pre-appointment scrutiny hearings as a research assistant at the UCL Constitution Unit, where she co-authored the Unit’s report on ‘Improving Parliamentary Scrutiny of Public Appointments’ (2017).

As a university student, Turan led one of the first major pro-bono projects undertaken by LSE Pro Bono Matters. She was an avid mooter, winning the Herbert Smith Mooting Competition at the University of Bristol and acting as captain of the LSE team in the international Price Media Moot Competition. She also served as President of the Bristol Bar Society, Managing Editor of the Bristol Law Review, and Senior Editor of the Bristol University legal magazine. She was awarded a major scholarship for her LLM at the LSE, as well as a full scholarship from the Inner Temple for her Bar training.

Turan is passionate about improving access to the Bar and regularly mentors individuals from underprivileged BME communities. She speaks fluent Turkish and French, intermediate German, and is learning Italian and Spanish. She is a Grade 8 violinist and plays for a London-based orchestra in her spare time.

Academics

LLB Law with French Law, University of Bristol (2010 – 2014)

Diplôme d’Études Supérieures en Droit, Université de Bordeaux-Montesquieu IV (2012 – 2013)

LLM Public Law, London School of Economics (2014 – 2015)

BPTC, City Law School (2016 – 2017)

Scholarships and awards

Winner, Herbert Smith Mooting Competition (University of Bristol, 2014)

Scholarship for LLM degree (London School of Economics, 2015)

Ashworth Scholarship, Exhibition Award, and Duke of Edinburgh Award (Inner Temple, 2015)

Publications

Co-author, chapter on ‘personal injury and trespass to the person’, in ‘Police Misconduct: Legal Remedies’, Legal Action Group (upcoming, 2021)

Author, chapter in Munkman on Employer’s Liability (2019)

‘Improving Parliamentary Scrutiny of Public Appointments’, by Robert Hazell, Turan Hursit, Harmish Mehta, and Peter Waller, The Constitution Unit, 2017

Professional Recommendations

“Turan’s work was first class. She was extremely well prepared but had also a real grasp of the civil case. Her advocacy was excellent… Not only is Turan very able and hard-working, she was also very good with [the client]. She instilled confidence.”

“[The clients] are immensely happy with the result…That was a difficult day for all and [she] did an absolutely fantastic job, keeping [her] cool in tough circumstances.”

“We all thought [she was] amazing.”

“We were impressed not just by her skill but also her sensitivity.”

Expertise

Clinical Negligence

Personal Injury

Court of Protection

Inquests and Public Inquiries

Public Law and Human Rights

Employment and Discrimination Law

Professional Regulatory and Discipline


Recent and current work

Key contacts

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Olivia Moliterno

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