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.

He has been instructed in County Court and High Court proceedings and has experience of acting as both junior and sole counsel.

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 practice. He has acted in a wide range of matters relating to construction disputes, professional negligence, and disputes concerning the travel industry.

Examples of recent work include:
• Acting as a junior in multi-million pound TCC proceedings concerning roofing and fire safety defects.
• Advising and representing a company in respect of an application under S. 306 Companies Act. This arose out of the sole director’s loss of mental capacity.
• Advising on a claim alleging professional negligence against solicitors upon the sale of share capital.
• Advising and drafting statements of case against a firm of solicitors in respect of a breach of the GPDR.

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 has a keen interest in clinical negligence. He has experience of drafting statements of case, schedules and counter-schedules of loss, and advice 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:

  • Preparing statements of case in relation to injuries arising out of claims including alleged delayed diagnosis of cancer, and delayed appendix surgery.
  • Advising on liability and quantum for injuries arising out of the cessation of medication.
  • Preparing a counter-schedule responding to claims of significant business losses following allegedly negligent abdominal surgery.

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. His caseload encompasses industrial disease, claims against the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority, road traffic accidents, employers’ liability and public liability claims.

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. Details of his cross-border work are included in the ‘Travel’ section of his profile.

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

Examples of recent work include:

  • Advising and representing a victim of domestic abuse in the First-Tier Tribunal in an appeal against the decision of the Criminal Injuries Compensation Authority.
  • Advising and drafting statements of case in respect of a six-figure claim arising out of complex regional pain syndrome.
  • Representing an individual who suffered a twisting injury arising from his participation in a mixed martial arts (MMA) training session.
  • Representing an employee who was a victim of assault by a co-worker in their workplace environment.

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. He regularly acts for both claimants and defendants in claims brought under the Package Travel Regulations (2018). He is an active member of PEOPIL and regularly contributes to the Monday Morning Briefing.

Example of recent cross border personal injury work include the following:

  • Advising claimants who had suffered orthopaedic injuries in claims arising out of the Package Travel Regulations.
  • Representing a Claimant in an application to rely on foreign medicolegal evidence in a multi-track claim.
  • Advising in French and Italian law claims arising out of skiing accidents.

Anirudh’s practice also includes the commercial and regulatory aspects of travel law. Examples of recent work include the following:

  • Representing the petition in a disputed winding up hearing.
  • Advising and representing travel tour operators in refund claims arising out of the Package Travel Regulations as a consequence of COVID-19.
  • Assisting with a claim for subrogated losses arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Assisting with assessing the costs consequences of settlement in a long-running trial and appeal.

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

Examples of recent work include:

  • Advising and drafting statement of case in respect of a claim alleging assault, battery, misfeasance in public office and malicious prosecution.
  • Advising on liability and quantum in respect of an allegation of false imprisonment.

Representing a police force in an application to strike out a claim for property damage

Anirudh has a growing practice in coronial work. He is well-versed in the legal framework of an inquest and has contributed to the Deka Chambers’ “Autumn Bumper Briefing” on inquests arising out of the deaths in the workplace.

Examples of recent work include:

  • Advising and representing a private healthcare body in an inquest touching upon the death of a patient from heart failure.
  • Drafting submissions on the applicability of Article 2 of the ECHR in an inquest (as a pupil).

Anirudh is regularly instructed in misconduct hearings. As a case presenter for the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC), examples of recent instructions include:

  • Acting in interim hearings involving allegations of abuse and failures to safeguard the welfare of vulnerable adults and children.

Representing the NMC in a five-day trial in which a nurse admitted to dishonestly fabricating the clinical records of a patient.

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 Junior Sub-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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