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.
What Inspired You To Get Into Law?
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.
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 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.
What Do You Do Away From The Office?
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