I qualified as a Solicitor in 2009 and since then I have worked exclusively in the personal injury field.
I help people seek justice after suffering serious and often life-changing injuries in accidents, through no fault of their own. This includes people who’ve been injured whilst at work, on the roads, and in public places, as well as bereaved families who have lost loved ones.
My initial objective in any case is to secure funding and organise a rehabilitation package to help my client recovery as best as possible.
I’m an experienced litigator and always aim to achieve the highest level of compensation for my clients to cover any medical costs or loss of earnings.
What is the most rewarding aspect about your role?
As clichéd as it sounds, the main reason I wanted to become a lawyer was to help people when they’re at their most vulnerable. Working with seriously injured clients is a good fit and allows me to make a positive difference to their lives. I genuinely believe that I am helping clients in a way no other area of law could.
Some recent successes include:
- A significant award for a cyclist who wasn’t wearing a helmet and suffered a mild brain injury, significant facial injury ,and orthopaedic injuries
- Representing woman who tripped on a step in a dimly lit pub, sustaining orthopaedic injuries. The defendant strongly denied responsibility but we secured an out-of-court settlement.
"Significant knowledge and expertise used intelligently and creatively to guide and advise me towards achieving the best outcome. I felt that my needs were really listened to. Every stage of the process was clearly and efficiently communicated. I had complete confidence that I was in good hands. Very highly recommended." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I was really unsure whether to make a compensation claim and felt daunted at the thought of it. But Darshana, my Solicitor, really helped me throughout the whole experience. Always there for me with advice and guidance. After almost 3 years, their dedication to my case was amazing. I am thrilled with my claim and it was well worth the wait." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Darshana Patel took up my case and was absolutely brilliant from start to finish. Explained the hole procedure in detail and was in regular contact throughout my claim which wasn't easy through COVID lockdowns. And in the end got me my full loss of earnings plus compensation." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I was badly injured and then needed legal advice .I always felt like someone is next to me helping me and supporting me, thank you very much"
“The expert spoke highly of you and said that I was in good hands”
"Our experience with Irwin Mitchell has been an outstanding one! Darshana Patel dealt with us sympathetically and very regularly kept us informed of progress. We were always guided through every stage of the compensation claim and our questions were always promptly answered. We would highly recommend the Solicitor's firm Irwin Mitchell." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I contacted Irwin Mitchell when my son had a workplace accident and sadly lost his life they have been very helpful and understanding throughout the whole heartbreaking process.my solicitor Darshana Patel has been exceptionally good and thorough her and her team have covered every angle of the case to a successful outcome I couldn't recommend them enough." - 5* Trustpilot review
"After being involved in a near fatal car accident, my family got in touch with Irwin Mitchell. Throughout the last couple of years they have treated me with professionalism, patience and kindness. I couldn’t have wished for a more supportive solicitor in Darshana, she has been calm, considerate and incredibly efficient. She has left me feeling empowered, deserving and dignified after what has been a really tough period of time. Other members of team such as Channi and Emma have also been a huge help in my journey. Thank you for making a terrible time more bearable, I can’t recommend Irwin Mitchell’s service enough." - 5* Trustpilot review