I joined Irwin Mitchell in 2003 to help establish and develop the work of the International Travel Litigation Group in Irwin Mitchell's London office. I have a wealth of experience in acting on behalf of people who sustain serious injuries abroad and I have pursued cases on behalf of clients in over 30 jurisdictions worldwide. I also specialise in accidents taking place on board ships and aircraft. I advise travel insurers on the wording of their policies and the viability of their clients' personal injury claims. Prior to Irwin Mitchell, I was a Partner in a niche travel law firm again acting on behalf of victims of accidents abroad.
"Excellent" - Chambers & Partners, 2019
"Encyclopaedic knowledge of international personal injury law, is a master tactician and is never outmanoeuvred’ - Legal 500, 2018/19
A "very good lawyer" with "excellent case preparation, attention to detail and good common-sense approach. " - Chambers & Partners, 2017
"Seldom ruffled and always calm and polished" - Legal 500, 2017
Demetrius Danas is "great to have fighting in your corner" - Legal 500, 2016
Demetrius "has a very good grasp of strategy and tactics; he sees the bigger picture but he is also hot on the detail." - Chambers & Partners, 2015
Demetrius is "solid and really knows his stuff." - Legal 500, 2014
"Efficient and bright", "a great job for clients." - Chambers & Partners, 2013
"An extremely competent lawyer" and "an expert in his field." - Chambers & Partners, 2012
"Demetrius Danas acted in the Thwaites v Aviva case, which established that a claimant could bring a claim in the English courts against a French insurer following an accident in France." - Chambers & Partners, 2011
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
I came into the legal profession in order to be able to help people who needed it.
What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?
I enjoy being a lawyer and especially a lawyer specialising in international personal injury cases. My field of work gives me the opportunity to help people through a complicated area of the law and get some compensation for them at the end of it.
What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?
At Irwin Mitchell, I have the expertise and support to allow me to do the best job possible for my clients. I also know that if a client of mine needs advice on an area of law that I know nothing about, I will have a specialist colleague that area who will be very willing to help.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
My free time is spent as much as possible with my wife and daughter who are both an inspiration to me. I enjoy wine and food and feel that I have missed an opportunity if a week goes by without having a curry.