Karim Mohamed


Karim Mohamed is a Partner and Head of the Professional Negligence Group and has been with the firm since 2003. Karim advises on all aspects of claims against professionals (solicitors, surveyors, architects, accountants etc) and also on commercial litigation, contentious probate and dispute resolution.

Karim is nationally recognised as a specialist in negligence claims involving professionals, being listed in the Legal Experts directory (2013). He is also an Accredited Mediator.

Karim qualified as solicitor in 1988, worked at a city of London firm for ten years before joining Mayo Wynne Baxter. His clients include blue chip companies, senior executives and PLCs.

He is recognised as one of the country’s top professional negligence lawyers by leading independent guides to the profession:

  • Chambers 2017 - Sources describe him as "a gentleman, very easy to deal with and very attentive."
  • Legal 500 - Key figure Karim Mohamed is ‘a reassuring presence for clients’, ‘has formidable and tactical approaches to litigation’, and is ‘particularly good at financial services claims and claims against lawyers’.
  • Chambers UK 2016 - "He's the sort of person who's firm and decisive when it comes to making decisions and giving advice. Things will come to you well prepared and well thought through."
  • Legal 500 2016 - 'At Mayo Wynne Baxter LLP, practice head Karim Mohamed has ‘a quiet but steely manner, a very good legal mind and is a very experienced litigator’
  • Legal 500 2015 - Mayo Wynne Baxter LLP is ‘one of the best firms for claimants’.
  • Chambers UK 2015 - ‘Clients praise department head Karim Mohamed of Mayo Wynne Baxter LLP as "the master" when it comes to claimant advice. Referees laud his expertise, saying: "His knowledge and understanding of the negligence area of law is absolutely first-class."
  • Other directories - Karim has also been cited as being 'highly recommended' in his area of practice and for being 'skilled and determined'.

At work, Karim is continuously focused on sharing and pursuing his adept knowledge of professional negligence with his team members and clients. Outside of work he devotes a lot of his time to charity work and enjoys playing golf.


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Just wanted to let you and your team know how much we appreciate all the hard work, help and support that you have given us over the last couple of years. You’ve made the whole process of [...] receiving her share of her late Fathers Estate straightforward, for us anyway! I have recommended Mayo Wynne Baxter to a couple of my friends who have used the company (different Solicitors) and I wouldn’t hesitate to use them again should the need occur. All down to you and your team.


Once again I would like to thank you for a job well done. You have provided an excellent service with a very acceptable end result.


Thank you so much for this splendid news . What a result thanks to your skill and perseverance


For once I made the right decision- choosing Karim Mohamed. Having Karim acting for me in a case where the other party was in Australia was never going to be easy. However Karim was efficient, and effective and always responded to my communications. A positive result. Thank you Karim and your team.


Just a quick message to let you know how pleased I am with the service you have provided for me so far, Karim, you and your team - especially Maria have kept me up to date and informed at every stage and I thank you for that.


Thank you for your letter and accounts. Many thanks for all you have done for us in this case, it has been very worthwhile as it puts the whole sorry affair behind us and we can both move on in the knowledge that we went as far as we could. We have greatly appreciated the careful and professional advice you have given us.

Dr CP and Mrs GD, Shoreham

I just wanted to say thank you for your helpful advice, relating to our proposed house-purchase and the poor behaviour of the vendor's estate agent. I really do appreciate you taking the time to call and give me advice, and for being so helpful.

Dr Sam Type, Director, Geek Ltd, Lewes

Thank you so much!! I will be recommending you/your company whenever I have the opportunity.


I am sure that this claim would not have been resolved so favourably without some intervention by yourselves, and for this again I offer my gratitude.


I would like to say that I have been most impressed with your services and approach to these matters and am pleased that I took the risk earlier this year of engaging you to replace Acumen. I cannot even begin to describe the complete difference from a client perspective but suffice to say I am more than pleased.


From my first contact with Mayo Wynne Baxter I have felt in very good hands. The website is reassuring and persuasive with clear statements of aims, values and principles and I liked the fact that the firm had won excellence awards for their practice. This was why I chose them to represent my interests in a professional Negligence case. My first telephone conversation with Karim Mohamed (one of the partners) was positive and encouraging and I was very happy and impressed with the support and detailed advice I received throughout the case from one of his colleagues, Katherine Leppard and from him. The settlement of my case was not easy and not as I had hoped. However, because of the firm’s empathetic approach to my situation, we were able to work together to reach a settlement that was agreeable to me and them. I want to thank you both for all the hard work and your sympathetic approach.

K Brown, West Sussex 2013

Thank you for all your support, expertise and professionalism in achieving a very successful outcome. A small price to pay for the peace of mind and reduced anxiety knowing you were dealing with all the different aspects, as having demands with specific dates from HMRC to visit the farm and seize my assets gave us a very worrying period.


Thank you very much for persevering with Brian’s case over such a long period of time. It has been a pleasure to do business with you and I thank you for your genuine concern for us all


You are so polite in stopping me from going off into a tangent and a thoroughly decent chap.


I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your help and expertise on my claim. I felt you really surpassed yourself on Thursday’s mediation. Your expertise and tactics were absolutely brilliant and I can’t thank you enough. My faith in Solicitors has definitely been restored.


Perhaps I may also take this opportunity to place on record the high regard I have for Karim Mohamed and the way he managed the case. He was ably supported by a succession of worthy and capable assistants, as the case progressed, but at no time did he allow the change of personnel to upset the timetable or impact upon what needed to be done. The core issues in this case were not without complication (as some 75,000 pages of evidence attest:) but Karim’s quiet and unflappable approach to the challenge was a genuine source of comfort and helped bolster confidence that there would ultimately be an acceptable outcome; working with him has been a real pleasure. With apologies for stating the obvious but I hope that need to pursue litigation in the future will not arise but if it does your firm will be the first port of call.


I want to express my grateful thanks for all your work. It has been quite an eye opener realizing just how complex and time consuming going to litigation can be, an exercise I hope I do not have to repeat! Thank you for all your support, expertise and professionalism in achieving a very successful outcome.


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