I lead and manage a Serious Injury team in the London office. I specialise in complex serious injury cases representing clients with brain injury, spinal cord injury, amputation, and complex orthopaedic injuries.
I also deal with high profile fatal claims and have a specialist interest in insurance indemnity and MIB issues.
I have built a reputation of handling difficult cases and getting results. I am passionate about helping our clients get the best rehabilitation after suffering life changing injuries. I have expertise in securing substantial interim payments for the purpose of providing rehabilitation, private care packages and accommodation.
I trained at Irwin Mitchell and qualified into the Serious Injury team. I am responsible for a team of solicitors specialising in a wide range of complex serious injury cases.
My recent work includes:
- Representing a client at a complicated 10-day trial at the Royal Courts of Justice after they had suffered brain injuries in a road traffic accident
- Representing a client at trial after they suffered a severe brain injury when hit by a car, against strong opposition from the drivers' insurers
- £10.4m compensation for a client who suffered a catastrophic brain injury due to an accident at work
- £1.82m compensation and ongoing £55,000 payments for a client who needs life-long care after a severe brain injury
- £2.7m compensation for a client who had to have a leg amputation after being hit by a car
- A substantial interim payment to pay for a Exoskeleton ReWalk device which will let a client with paraplegia to walk
- Represented the wife and daughter of the man who died in the Crossrail fatality.
What inspired you to get into law?
I wanted a career in which I can help people. During my training contract, I was able to get a taste of different areas of law. I always knew that I wanted to be a litigator but working with injured clients opened my eyes to what we can offer in respect of rehabilitation, therapy, treatment, aids and equipment to give our clients the best quality of life.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
It gives me great satisfaction that I am able to help my injured clients and their families after what is often a life-changing event. I take pride in being able to secure future care, equipment, aids, accommodation and financial support they need as a result of a serious injury. The journey of recovery is often a long one and it gives me great pleasure to see the progress the client has made from having suffered devastating injuries.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
I have worked for the firm since I left law school. I did my training contract with the firm and qualified into Serious Injury.
I am surrounded by pioneering lawyers who are not afraid to push the boundaries of the law. I enjoy working with a team of lawyers who are dedicated in getting the best results for our clients. We are a full service modern law firm offering a wide range of legal services to our clients.
What do you do away from the office?
I am a family man with two young children. I try to spend as much free time I have with them. I enjoy watching football and cricket. I like to travel and meet new people.
"A partner of great ability and tenacity. He is sympathetic with his clients. He understands the problems caused by their injuries and is willing to work with them to achieve important outcomes via litigation. He is a master tactician and unafraid to take matters to court." - Legal 500, 2023
"From the first meeting we had hope that someone was on our side. Their expertise and knowledge was outstanding. They reassured us from the beginning that we were not at risk of incurring any costs and we have never been asked to pay a single penny. Without Irwin Mitchell none of this would have been possible and the whole family are extremely grateful and cannot praise them enough. The case was not straightforward, but they overcame all obstacles and never gave up. Do not hesitate to appoint Irwin Mitchell if you need legal representation, they are second to none." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Chani Dhaliwal and his team worked on the case in detail and made a very stressful process much easier... Chani even flew to India to get witness statements from my family, childhood friends and also friends who are working in IT companies which would help case in regards to employment loss.
"Throughout my case I kept well informed about what was going on. I was also given enough time to get all the information needed for the case... I am very satisfied with the outcome and my future is secured... I am grateful and thankful to Chani my representative and Irwin Mitchell Team. Even after case has settled, I was kept informed about the next steps." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I always felt like someone is next to me helping me and supporting me, thank you very much Chani Dhaliwal, Darshana Patel and Shannon Tong, wish You and Irwin Mitchell all the best." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I would like to thank Chani Dhaliwal and Shannon Tong at their Holborn office for helping with my personal injury claim. On my first meeting with Chani he told what to expect from Irwin Mitchell and everything was met. I was always kept informed how my case was going and the result was better than expected. Thanks again." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I highly recommend Irwin Mitchel and in particular Chani and Charlotte. Their service, support and depth of knowledge was in far in excess of anything I expected or could have hoped to receive from any practice. Their approach is warm and personal, whilst being firm and authoritative in the areas you would hope and expect. I’m grateful that they got to deal with my daughters’ case as they put her needs first." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I would like to appreciate the exceedingly high level of professionalism, expertise, dedication, commitment and effort that I received from my solicitor Chani Dhaliwal throughout the claim. Chani and his amazing team made sure that I received the best possible care, support and settlement needed to make a very traumatic experience more tolerable... Chani and his team worked tirelessly from start to finish for the achievement of this excellent result. Even after my settlement I have still been offered a great after care service from the firm."" - Mrs O, Client - 5* Trustpilot review
"Chani Dhaliwal... took a genuine interest in my recovery and did all he could to help with my case management. He also worked hard on my case to bring a claim for my injuries against the driver of the car. After 3 years work he achieved a good settlement which was the best outcome possible from the whole horrific situation. I will be forever grateful to Chani and his team at Irwin Mitchell for all their hard work."" - Mr S, Client
"I can not thank Irwin Mitchell enough they have changed mine and my children’s lives for the better 1000%. Chani has put so much work in... Chani has always kept me posted and kept me safe. Thank you so much." - Ms K, Client
"Technically able to take on the most challenging cases and achieve superb results for his clients... Chani's representation for me was impeccable. I am very impressed with his knowledge and ability to respond to any setbacks or evidence from the other side." - Chambers & Partners, 2022 (Up and Coming)
"Chani Dhaliwal is an excellent solicitor. He is wiling to run difficult legal points, has an encyclopaedic knowledge of the law and the factual issues affecting those he represents and is robust with the defendant. I have been involved in a large number of cases for clients with very serious injuries. He has always pushed for the best result possible, more than the defendant was willing to initially offer. He is an excellent solicitor." - Legal 500, 2022
"Chani Dhaliwal... run[s] claims of the upmost severity and fight[s] hard for [his] clients against increasingly aggressive defendant insurers." - Legal 500 2019
"Recently promoted partner Chani Dhaliwal leads a serious injury team in London and handles high-profile fatality claims; he ’is cut from the same cloth’ as Colin Ettinger, who has 40 years of experience representing clients with serious injuries and occupational health issues. - Legal 500 2018