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Jatinder Paul



I am an Associate Solicitor in the market-leading International Personal Injury team in Birmingham. I have particular experience in group claims 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 also handle claims which involve illness outbreaks on cruise vessels and outbreaks of illnesses such as E-Coli and Salmonella.

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 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.

You can find me on Twitter @jatinderpaul_IM.

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

I wanted to do something that was both challenging and rewarding, and I 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 embrace the firm’s modern in its approach and outlook. 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 team which includes client liaison managers, court of protection lawyers and asset management consultants.

What Do You Do Away From The Office?

Going to the gym, visiting the cinema and raising my young daughter who keeps me very busy.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 19/09/2017
    Specialist Public Health Lawyers Instructed After Dry Ice Cocktail Drank at The Alchemist ‘Leaves Man With Severe Stomach Burns'

    “We are hugely concerned by the first-hand account provided to us by our client and we are now commencing our own enquiries into the experience he has suffered. “While the use of dry ice and liquid nitrogen in cocktails has become increasingly popular in recent years, they are substances which need to be handled and managed in a safe and correct manner. “Sadly there have been instances in the past where this not been the case, such as a wine bar in Lancaster being fined in 2015 after a woman needed to have her stomach removed following the consumption of a liquid nitrogen drink. “Our client is understandably devastated by what he has been through and we are determined to help him gain answers as to what happened in this instance.”

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  • 01/09/2017
    ‘Demand For Answers’ Regarding Birling Gap Mist Incident

    “Even though several days have now passed since the incident at Birling Gap, it is clear that very little is still known regarding both the type of gas which struck the beach and also where it came from. “These problems have affected a huge number of people who were simply trying to enjoy the summer sunshine on a bank holiday, so it is clear both them and their families will want answers regarding what happened and – ultimately – how the issue will be avoided in the future. “A swift and thorough investigation is absolutely vital and it is important that both UK and EU organisations work together to determine how this issue emerged and what can be done to prevent it happening again in the future. Public safety must always come first.”

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  • 03/07/2017
    £1m Fine For Hot Tub Legionnaires' Disease At JTF Store in Stoke-on-Trent

    “It’s been five years since the outbreak affected so many lives and despite both the civil claims, where liability was admitted, and the criminal trial concluding, the families have still not had a personal apology for what happened to them or their loved ones. “This was a public display with many people walking past on a daily basis. The fact that so many people became seriously ill was a terrible tragedy and hopefully the families can feel some justice today. The fine sends out a message to others to ensure that lessons are learnt and highlights the huge responsibilities that businesses have when it comes to meeting industry accepted health and safety standards. “Legionnaires’ disease is preventable with appropriate management of water systems and it is important that all businesses recognise their responsibilities to reduce the risk of outbreaks of the potentially fatal disease.”

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  • 16/01/2017
    Almost 100 Holidaymakers Instruct Lawyers to Pursue Legal Action After Cryptosporidium Illness Outbreak at Greek Hotel

    “Cryptosporidium can have serious, long-term health implications for those affected. “We are now representing almost 100 people who were affected by illness at the Marelen Hotel following holidays this year, and we are still receiving enquiries from other guests at the hotel. “Many of our clients are giving us the same description of their time at the hotel and the problems that they faced, including problems with faeces in the swimming pool, which our clients tell us was not dealt with as promptly as it could, and should, have been. “We would encourage anyone who stayed at the Marelen Hotel this summer and has since experienced gastric symptoms, to see their GP at the earliest available opportunity. We would also like to speak with them as they may be able to help with our investigations.”

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