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I'm a Senior Associate Solicitor in our market-leading International Personal 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 which involve illness outbreaks on cruise vessels and outbreaks of illnesses such as E-Coli and Salmonella.
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 across the world and on cruise vessels. I have worked on some of the most complex and high value cases in this arena such as the much publicised Steigenberger Aqua Magic Hotel outbreak in August 2018.
I frequently appear in the press commenting on this field and I have been quoted in the Daily Mail, The Sun, The Times and The Daily Mirror. I have 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 am recommended by the Legal 500, and I am an APIL Senior Litigator and Accidents and Illnesses Abroad Specialist. I often lecture at events organised for industry colleagues such as APIL, RSPH and PEOPIL.
You can find me on Twitter @jatinderpaul_IM.
For a long time I have wanted to do something that was both challenging and rewarding, and 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.
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 client’s lives as much as we possibly can with the support of our comprehensive in-house teams which includes client liaison managers, court of protection lawyers and asset management consultants.
When I am not in the office or meeting clients at their homes, I enjoy going to the gym, visiting the cinema and raising my young daughter who keeps me very busy.
“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
“This case sadly highlights the devastating effects that Legionnaires’ disease can have on people who contract the disease.
“Andy’s family understandably remain devastated by their loss. Their pain has been made worse by Sentinel Healthcare originally choosing to ignore their concerns. Sadly, it was not until the public scrutiny of an inquest that the company finally accepted that Andy’s exposure to the Legionella bacteria took place at the home.
“While nothing will change what has happened, we hope that this settlement and the admission of liability will help this family move forward with their lives. It is also vital that all appropriate steps are taken to prevent incidents such as this from reoccurring.”
“We are deeply concerned by the reports provided to us by our clients with regards to the gastric illness that they have suffered while on this cruise.
Norovirus is not only a debilitating illness affecting the enjoyment of our clients’ cruise holidays, but it has also continued to affecting some of their lives back home in the UK too. It is clearly not what these passengers wanted from their holidays.
We have already started our investigations into whether more could have been done to prevent what has happened and we would be keen to hear from anyone else who may have also been involved.”
“To hear the reports of gastric illness on board the Marella Explorer 2 cruise ship just a month after its launch are concerning.
Norovirus is a very unpleasant illness and passengers suffering from this are likely to be in a lot of discomfort. It can also have long term health complications in some cases, especially for children and the elderly, so it needs to be taken seriously. A cruise holiday is supposed to be a time of enjoyment for those on board, but an illness outbreak like this is likely to bring them misery.
Through our work we have represented thousands of people who have suffered under similar circumstances and we understand how serious these illnesses can be.
We hope that TUI will continue to monitor the situation and will implement any additional health and safety measures required to prevent any more passengers falling ill.”
“We are hugely concerned by the accounts provided by our clients regarding their stay at the Royalton Riviera and have already commenced our own investigations into what they experienced.
“This type of case is an important reminder why the seriousness of gastric illness issues should never be downplayed, with Ben in particular going on to develop salmonella as a result of what he faced.
“We are now determined to help our clients gain the answers they deserve as what caused their illnesses and would also be keen to hear from anyone else who may have also been affected.”
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