I have a wealth of experience in acting on behalf of people who sustain serious injuries abroad, and foreign nationals who are injured in England. I have pursued cases on behalf of clients in over 40 jurisdictions worldwide and have particular expertise in dealing with complex jurisdictional and foreign law issues.
I also specialise in accidents taking place on board ships and aircraft. I have represented clients all the way up to the Court of Appeal, the UK Supreme Court and the Court of Justice of the European Union and have achieved record breaking results on behalf those most seriously injured.
I am an expert in Brexit-related issues as they apply to seriously injured clients, navigating their cases through to a successful conclusion in a post-Brexit world.
"Demetrius is very good with clients, prepares claims to a very high standard and gets excellent results. [He] has decades of experience and a very good commercial brain when it comes to his cases. He has impressive technical knowledge and is very empathetic with clients." - Chambers & Partners 2022 (Leading Individual - band 1)
“Demetrius Danas has vast experience in many jurisdictions and he is recognised as a leader in the field. His work is always to the highest standard, and he expects and exacts high standards from others. Demetrius has excellent judgement and good common sense. He excels in inter-client relationships.” - Legal 500 2022 (Leading Individual)
"Demetrius Danas – unflappable, knows his stuff, knows his opponents... Demetrius Danas has an encyclopedic knowledge, fantastic judgment and lives and breathes international personal injury law." – Legal 500, 2021 (Leading Individual)
"A very talented practitioner who does a thorough job on cases." – Chambers & Partners, 2021 (Leading Individual – Band 2)
"Of top-quality" - Legal 500, 2020
Demetrius is "a very calm and conscientious lawyer" – Chambers & Partners, 2020
"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
What inspired you to get into law?
I have an international background. I came into law in order to help those who had been injured, but with the added complexity that their case had an international element.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Without a doubt, the most rewarding aspect of my role is obtaining results for clients which allow them to try to put their lives back together after suffering the effects of a traumatic or catastrophic accident.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
The team at Irwin Mitchell is 100% focussed on achieving the best outcomes for our clients, whilst supporting our communities and our colleagues. I know that whatever the legal query, I have a specialist colleague at Irwin Mitchell that will be able to help.
What do you do away from the office?
My free time is spent as much as possible with my wife and two children, who keep me grounded. I also enjoy good food, good wine and spending time abroad, especially in Greece.