Management Team

Ayoob Idris Atcha - Founder & Managing Partner

With almost 16 years experience as a practising lawyer working for a variety of high-profile multi national companies, insurance companies, medical defence organisations and NHS Trusts, Ayoob decided to take the opportunity to found and establish his own legal practice based on the knowledge and principles gained over the years. 


Ayoob's professional career began at the NHS Executive in Leeds before moving to Hempsons in Harrogate where he received training from the UK's leading defendant healthcare practice. Building further on the strength and depth of his expertise Ayoob moved to DAC Beachcroft where he conducted multi-million pound catastrophic injury claims on behalf of the Aviva, Allianz Cornhill, NHSLA & Zurich .


Upon moving to Manchester, Ayoob was appointed to the role of Senior Associate at Berrymans Lace Mawer the UK's leading defendant insurance firm. Whilst at BLM Ayoob continued to build upon his expertise within the healthcare and catastrophic injury sectors. Prior to setting up AIA, Ayoob managed and conducted the defence of claims for the RBS Group, MPS, DPL, DDU,MDDUS and the MDU in his capacity as a senior healthcare/insurance solicitor at Radcliffes Le Brasseur and Ryan.


Ayoob has conducted claims involving major medical defence organisations, GPs, hospital clinicians and dentists.  He has provided advice to ministers upon policy and legal issues and also dealt with complaints against medical and dental practitioners on behalf of the Secretary of State for Health.     


Since 1996  Ayoob has advised on various aspects of medical and ethical issues. He has conducted several hundred clinical negligence and high value personal injury claims including a significant number of cases valued in excess of £1m arising out of spinal and head injuries. Ayoob recently conducted a medical negligence claim valued in excess of £6m.


Ayoob is an accomplished defendant insurance litigator and is renowned for his ability to handle complex and high value claims. Having practiced law in Harrogate, Leeds and Manchester Ayoob has built up a reputation on both sides of the Pennines for being a truly skilled, astute and tactful litigator.


At AIA Ayoob has rapidly built up an enviable case load of medical and dental negligence cases. Each one of Ayoob's clients recieve a personal partner led service. 


Away from the office, Ayoob enjoys travelling and as a serious amateur photographer he likes to capture the destinations he takes in.   A keen cricketer, his reputation for a lightning-fast delivery and his ability to clobber the ball long and hard into the outfield is well known at his local cricket club.



Ismail Seedat- Founder & Senior Partner

Ismail is a founding member of this young dymanic law firm. He specialises in all areas of Personal Injury litigation. Ismail has in-depth expertise and skill in personal injury litigation. He has training in conveyancing and and family law too.


Ismail is passionate about developing and growing AIA Solicitors based on sound business principles. Client-care and customer service are paramount concerns with a strong emphasis on providing a friendly quality service with good communication being an essential feature.  Ismail's aim is to cultivate mutually beneficial long-term relationships with business partners and clients alike. Along with Ayoob, Ismail seeks to promote a particularly high Ethical Code of Conduct within the practice.


In his spare time, Ismail enjoys training in Mixed-Martial-Arts and takes his work-ethic into the ring to tackle his opponents like he does his casework- strategically and professionally.  As a fitness enthusiast, he believes no distance is too far and looks to incorporate this into AIA's dealing with clients.