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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
“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.”
“Andy’s death has had a profound effect on all of his family and for the last 16 months they have had a number of concerns which have been ignored by Sentinel until today when they have finally accepted that Andy contracted Legionnaires’ disease at the Fordingbridge Care Home and this ultimately caused his untimely death.
“Whilst nothing can ever make up for Andy’s death we are pleased that the hearing has helped answer the family’s concerns and we are pleased the Coroner will now write to the Care Quality Commission to raise his concerns that more needs to be done for the training of inspectors in water safety to prevent future deaths from Legionnaires’ disease in the care setting.
“The Coroner has also announced his intention to write to the Royal Institute of British Architects to consider the layout and design of buildings in the care setting to reduce risk of growth of the Legionella bacteria.
“We will continue to support Jo, Matt and the rest of Andy’s family at this difficult time and continue to help them honour their memory of Andy.”
“While it is only correct that a thorough investigation to establish all the facts surrounding Andy’s death needed to take place, not knowing the full picture has caused a great deal of anguish for his family as they have attempted to try and come to terms with what happened.
“The family rightly have a number of serious concerns regarding Andy’s death and if anything could have been done to prevent it. Setting a date for the inquest is a major step forward in their wish to find out the vital information they want.
“Through our work we are sadly all too aware of the devastating consequences of Legionnaires’ disease. But there are strict guidelines in place to help control the development of legionella bacteria and we hope the hearing will investigate all possibilities for the source of the disease.
“If the inquest identifies any failings in public health measures, it is vital that lessons are learned and improvements made so other families don’t have to suffer the heartbreak that Andy’s have experienced following his death.”
“We are very concerned by the first-hand accounts provided to us by our clients and are already working to develop a clearer picture regarding what they went through.
“A case like this is a major worry as we have seen time and time again how illness problems of this nature can have a lasting impact on those affected.
“With this in mind, we are determined to help our clients get justice in relation to their experiences and would be keen to hear from anyone else who may have also been involved.”
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