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I specialise in both international and domestic group illness claims, accidents abroad which involve foreign laws and jurisdictions, and incidents at sea and in air. I have successfully acted for thousands of people in this regard, and have a great passion for seeking justice which has been translated with many rewarding results.
I have secured damages for passengers aboard the ill fated Costa Concordia vessel, and for people affected by the fatal Grand Hotel Italy outbreak. My experience also extends to high profile domestic cases such as the tragic Stoke Legionnaires case, and the highly publicised salmonella outbreak at the Newcastle Spice Festival.
I take great pride in securing exceptional settlements for my clients in sometimes challenging circumstances, and great reward from helping them secure justice.
Amandeep is "a great team player and strategic thinker" - Legal 500 2016
I was inspired to take up a career in law as I have a keen sense of justice and a background in social justice. My mother has been awarded an OBE for her work in this area, and whilst my familial leanings are more political, I seek to promote fairness and justice on behalf of those wronged in a legal sense, particularly consumers.
The most rewarding aspect of my role is securing justice in challenging evidential circumstances, and helping secure redress for these clients.
Irwin Mitchell is committed to providing exceptional support for our clients, whilst fighting on their behalf with great tenacity. Compassion and resilience are two of my own core characteristics which make the firm and I an ideal match!
I enjoy playing sports and reading, particularly historical pieces.
“These settlements will finally give those who suffered with illness after attending the Newcastle Street Spice Festival some closure and they can move on with their lives.
“It is very concerning that some of the attendees of the festival are still suffering from illness over three years on from the event which really shows how serious gastric illness and food poisoning can be. These cases highlight the need for informed, clear and official advice to be given to food festival organisers/chefs to ensure that all food prepared and served is fit for consumption. Health and hygiene guidelines are there for the purpose of protecting visitors from harm. Sadly in this case many people fell ill and we hope lessons have been learnt to reduce the risk of similar outbreaks in future.
“We are aware that the NCC had, following the outcome of their report, recommended to the Food Standards Agency that they should develop information to be circulated nationally about the preparation of curry leaves and other herbs. We hope that such guidance will further protect consumers.
“Unfortunately we have seen an increase in the number of individuals who have been affected by health and hygiene standards in the public health context, which is very concerning. For example, we currently represent individuals who are bringing claims against a Toby Carvery restaurant. This case includes over 300 clients who sustained an illness believed to be norovirus after their visits to the restaurant in 2015. In addition to this, we are investigating cases arising from the high-profile Wahaca outbreaks of illness in November 2016.”
“We have seen through our work that gastric illnesses can be particularly dangerous for young people and can have a long-term impact on their health.
“Due to the number of young people falling ill in this incident, it is clear that many people will be seeking answers as to how this has happened and it is vital that the parents of those affected understand what has caused their child’s illness.
“We would urge local authorities to carry out a prompt and thorough investigation into the suspected outbreak to give parents the answers that they need in order to make decisions about their child’s attendance at school.”
“Illness outbreaks of this scale in the UK are obviously a real concern and it is important that both customers and staff affected by the suspected norovirus outbreak are provided with the answers they are seeking.
“We would encourage anyone who has been affected by this outbreak to see their GP at the earliest available opportunity. We would also like to speak with them as they may be able to help with our investigations.
“The impact the illness has had on Sarah indicates just how serious outbreaks like this can be for vulnerable individuals. The management of her diabetes was severely impacted by the illness she suffered and, as a result, she required emergency medical attention.
“We welcome the restaurant chain’s decision to close a number of its outlets in order to control the further spread of the illness and we would urge the management to work quickly and thoroughly with the PHE to ensure that the cause of the illness is determined. It is also important that lessons are learned by the chain to prevent this kind of thing happening in the future.
“While most people make a full recovery from norovirus within days, we have seen first-hand that some can be unfortunate enough to have symptoms which persist in the long-term months, with the elderly and young children more at risk of becoming dehydrated which may require hospital treatment.”
“This latest outbreak sends a clear message that health and safety standards simply cannot be compromised when you are working in the food industry.
“We have worked with thousands of people who have fallen ill as a result of outbreaks of food poisoning, both in the UK and abroad, seeing first-hand the impact gastric illness can have on the victims’ day-today lives and their long-term health.
“It is imperative that the restaurant chain, if it has not already done so, takes clear and decisive steps to try to ensure that there will not be a repeat of these issues.
“If you have recently visited one of the Wahaca restaurants and have subsequently suffered from symptoms of illness, we would like to hear from you, which will assist us with our investigations.”
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