Anirudh Mandagere

Anirudh Mandagere

Call: 2019

"Anirudh did a great job, very impressed by him. "

Partner, International Commercial Law Firm

Anirudh Mandagere is building a broad commercial and civil practice. His core practice areas include personal injury (both domestic and cross border), clinical negligence, commercial, police and human rights law.

Prior to the Bar, Anirudh worked as a judicial assistant to Sir Rupert Jackson and Lady Justice Asplin. He assisted judges with commercial, personal injury and human rights cases. He subsequently worked as a stagiaire at the European Court of Justice and was appointed as a visiting tutor at the London School of Economics.

Away from the Bar, Anirudh enjoys wild swimming, badminton and baking biscuits, cakes and pastries.


Anirudh has a growing commercial and property practice. Prior to commencing pupillage, he worked as a research assistant at leading assistant. He was awarded second place in the Society of Construction Law’s Hudson Prize. During his training, Anirudh gained experience in dealing with claims as diverse as insurance coverage, breach of directors’ duties, and the alleged negligence of mortgage-brokers.

Examples of recent work include:

  • Advising on a claim alleging professional negligence against solicitors upon the sale of share capital.
  • Assisting with a claim for subrogated losses arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Acting as part of a team in a disclosure review exercise in litigation arising from building defects.
  • Representing the defendant in a CCMC in a boundary dispute claim.
  • Drafted statements of case on matters such as illegal eviction, the interpretation of a rental agreement and housing disrepair.
  • Advised on the prospects of avoiding a policy of a home insurance on the grounds of fraud (as a pupil).

During his time as a judicial assistant at the Court of Appeal, Anirudh assisted with the following appeals:

  • Adam Architecture Ltd v Halsbury Homes Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 1735; an appeal concerning the interpretation of the Housing Grants, Construction and Regeneration Act 1996 and its application to payments following completion of the work.
  • Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust v Atos IT Services UK Ltd [2017] EWCA Civ 2196; a commercial appeal on the interpretation of an aggregate cap in a limitation clause.
  • Amey Birmingham Highways Ltd v Birmingham City Council [2018] EWCA Civ 264; a construction appeal concerning the proper interpretation of a PFI contract.

Anirudh welcomes instructions in this field. He has a keen interest in clinical negligence and has experience of drafting statements of case, schedules and counter-schedules of loss, and advices on both liability and quantum. He has been exposed to a range of complex medical claims including birth injuries, failure to diagnose cauda equina syndrome and delayed diagnosis of cancer.

Example of recent work include:

  • Drafting a Particulars of Claim alleging a failure to diagnose heart failure (as a probationary tenant).
  • Advising and drafting a Defence responding to allegations of dental negligence (as a probationary tenant).
  • Advising on several multi-defendant clinical negligence claims, including alleged failures to diagnose bowel and cervical cancer (as a pupil).

Anirudh has a busy personal injury practice, and frequently instructed to attend fast-track trials and interim hearings. He has been praised by judges for his ‘well-judged’ and ‘able’ submissions. He regularly advises on liability and quantum, and has experience of drafting detailed and robust schedules and counter-schedules of loss.

Having assisted Sir Rupert Jackson with lectures on costs and civil procedure, he is well-versed in this area. He also sits on the Executive Committee of the Personal Injury Bar Association.

He has a particular interest in sports law, and has acted in claims involving mixed martial arts, gymnastics and more. He publishes a monthly Sports Law Update, summarising developments in this field.

Examples of recent work include:

  • Successfully representing an individual who suffered a twisting injury arising from his participation in a mixed martial arts (MMA) training session.
  • Advising a child regarding injuries arising out of a gymnastics lesson.
  • Advising a claimant who suffered lifelong injuries as a result of a road traffic accident.
  • Securing strike out of a claim for personal injuries arising out of a road traffic accident.

During his time as a judicial assistant at the Court of Appeal, Anirudh assisted with the following appeals:

  • Veronica Bussey v Anglia Heating Ltd [2018] EWCA Civ 243; the correct approach to breach of duty in cases involving low levels of asbestos exposure.
  • Richards v McKeown [2017] EWCA Civ 2374; the leading case on the application of S. 33, Limitation Act 1980 to ‘mixed claims’.

Anirudh has a busy cross-border and travel practice. He previously worked as a stagiaire at the European Court of Justice, and accordingly is well-versed in retained EU law. Having also worked as a paralegal on an international product liability claim, Anirudh is cognisant of the realities of litigation in this field.

He is an active member of PEOPIL and regularly contributes to the Monday Morning Briefing. Examples of recent work include the following:

  • Acting for a Claimant in an application to rely on expert evidence in a multi-track claim.
  • Representing a travel agent in a claim for a refund as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Acting in an Italian law claim concerning a skiing accident.
  • Advising on jurisdiction, applicable law and liability in a cross-border personal injury claim (as a probationary tenant).

Anirudh has a deep interest in police law. He has received special training on the PACE Regulations and recently gave a talk to in-house police lawyers on developments under the Human Rights Act.

Examples of recent work include:

  • Representing a police force in an application to strike out a claim for property damage.
  • Advising on quantum with respect to a death in police custody (as a probationary tenant).

Anirudh has a growing public law and human rights practice. He is particularly interested in information law and its relationship with healthcare. He has written for the LSE Review of Book on data protection and the COVID-19 pandemic, and maintains an active academic interest in the field.

Examples of recent work include:

  • Advising on claims for misuse of private information and breach of GDPR.
  • Drafting written submissions resisting the application of Article 2 ECHR to an inquest (as a pupil).
  • Advising on the calculation of damages under the Human Rights Act for a psychiatric injury claim (as a pupil).

During his time as a judicial assistant, Anirudh assisted with the following appeals:

  • Gubeladze v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2017] EWCA Civ 1751. This appeal concerned the construction of Directive 2004/38/EC and the entitlement of the appellant to state pension credit.
  • Richards v Worcestershire County Council [2017] EWCA Civ 1998. This appeal concerned whether a restitutionary payment for after-care services had to be pursued by way of judicial review.

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  • Bar Professional Training Course (Very Competent), City Law School
  • Graduate Diploma in Law (Distinction), City University
  • B.A. Hons in History (First Class), University of Oxford

  • Attorney General’s Junior Junior Scheme
  • PIBA Executive Committee

  • Winner, Senior Moot
  • Lord Denning Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Lord Bowen Scholarship, Lincoln’s Inn
  • Hardwicke Entrance Award
  • Exhibition Scholarship, St. Catherine’s College, University of Oxford

"I was extremely impressed by Anirudh."

Senior Personal Injury Solicitor

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