I'm a Partner in our market-leading International Serious Injury team in Birmingham. I have particular experience in group actions and cross border disputes.
I manage a team which primarily deals with group actions against UK-based tour operators, or single party actions against defendants in foreign countries (often working with foreign lawyers). I handle claims involving illness, such as E-Coli and Salmonella, and outbreaks on cruise ships.
I also handle group action claims relating to illness outbreaks in the UK, as part of the firm’s Public Health team. My recent cases include the fatal outbreak of Legionnaires Disease in Stoke-on-Trent in 2012, and numerous illness outbreaks in hotels and on cruise vessels across the world. I've worked on some of the most complex and high-value cases, such as the much publicised Steigenberger Aqua Magic Hotel outbreak in August 2018.
I frequently appear in the press, and I've been quoted in the Daily Mail, The Sun, The Times and The Daily Mirror. I've also been interviewed by the BBC, ITV and Sky News.
In 2016, I was named as the Young Professional of the Year at the Signature Awards in Birmingham. The Signature Awards celebrates the work of Asian professionals working in a range of industries including banking, accountancy and law.
I'm recommended by the Legal 500, and I'm a Fellow of APIL and Accidents and Illnesses Abroad Specialist. I often lecture at events organised for industry colleagues, such as APIL, RSPH and PEOPIL.
In 2019, I was elected Secretary of the APIL International Special Interest Group.
You can find me on Twitter @jatinderpaul_IM.
What inspired you to get into law?
For a long time I've wanted to do something that was both challenging and rewarding. Fortunately, I now work in an area of the law that incorporates both of these aspects. It’s great that my work has the potential to change people’s lives on a daily basis.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
Irwin Mitchell is the market leader for personal injury claims, and I try embrace the firm’s modern approach and outlook in my professional capacity. We aim to improve the quality and standard of our people’s lives as much as we possibly can, with the support of our comprehensive in-house teams, including support and rehabilitation coordinators, court of protection lawyers and asset management consultants.
What do you do away from the office?
When I'm not in the office or meeting clients at their homes, I enjoy going to the gym and visiting the cinema. Raising my young daughter also keeps me very busy.
"Jatinder Paul has a depth of experience and a breadth of knowledge in group claims." - Legal 500, 2024
"The team, led by Jatinder Paul, is always willing to pursue difficult group cases and fight their clients’ corner." - Legal 500, 2024
"The family and I are so grateful for everything that you have done for us, it really has given some real closure and freedom to really get on with life. It's great to know that I have some protection in case the worst should happen later down the road.
"It has been great to work with you over the past few years, even though it was under these circumstances." - Email review
"He is very pragmatic, intelligent and cares deeply about securing good results for his clients." - Chambers & Partners 2022 (Associate To Watch)
“Jatinder Paul is an expert in the travel litigation field with his finger on the pulse of developing case law… [he] has risen through the ranks to his current position due to his tenacity and hardworking ethos. He is commercially and tactically savvy.” - Legal 500 2022
"Jatinder Paul is highly knowledgeable and expert, approachable, commercially minded and with good sense of client care. - Legal 500, 2021
“Thank you for everything, you have helped me to move on with my life and I couldn’t have done it without you.” - Mrs P, former client
"Jatinder and his team did a great job of bringing the case to a successful closure. Everyone was professional, friendly and kind and made the whole process as smooth and straightforward as possible." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Jatinder Paul and his team, were compassionate, caring and understanding and was genuinely interested in learning about our late mum. We were always kept informed and our case was settled in under 2 years. Even with Coronavirus hindering the office and lockdown issues. We felt as if our case was the only one being worked on." - 5* Trustpilot review
"I must say I was hugely impressed with his professionalism. I received regular updates on my claim, never had to chase the position and felt as if my claim was always in control. I would have no problem at all in recommending Jatinder and the services of Irwin Mitchell Solicitors." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Jatinder from the outset has been fantastic. He travelled and met with us as a family and explained the process and all steps involved in the case. Also he has constantly been available to us via telephone or email and listened to what we wanted as a family and respected our wishes... We can not speak highly enough of Jatinder... we would not hesitate to recommend Jatinder Paul and Irwin Mitchell." - 5* Trustpilot review
"Jatinder Paul was very good when dealing with our family's case for compensation... Jatinder was knowledgeable and had a kind and supporting attitude throughout the long, emotional process." - 5* Trustpilot review
"What initially drew me to using Irwin Mitchell was the professionalism of Jatinder, he never approached me, never used any sales techniques or pushed me to use them or indeed pursue a claim. I found him to be very approachable and our initial conversation very informative... From the start it was clear that my family and I would be in good hands... I am so grateful for the work they have done for me and my family" - 5* Trustpilot review