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I am a Partner in the Medical Negligence team in Birmingham. I specialise in a range of medical law work including cases against hospitals, GPs and other health professionals. I have dealt with numerous cases involving children and mothers injured at birth and have also handled many fatal cases in which I represent family members at coroner's inquests. My team also specialise in representing the families of mental health patients where there are questions regarding the quality of care provided. Throughout the past 12 months I have recovered in excess of £8 million in damages for clients injured through medical accidents.
In addition I lead a team in the Birmingham office which specialises in child abuse cases. I represent individuals who have experienced sexual and physical abuse and neglect. I have acted for clients in cases against local authorities, schools, religious organisations and children’s homes.
I was the first lawyer in the country to recover in excess of £1m in damages for a family in a claim against their local authority for failing to remove them in to care and I was named the Birmingham Law Society Solicitor of the Year for my work in the field of child abuse.
"Excellent judgement" - Chambers & Partners, 2019
"Completely un-phased by very difficult, complicated and high value cases" - Legal 500, 2018/19
Luke Daniels is praised for his "very calm and unflappable" approach. He is described as a "superb" personal injury solicitor and interviewees are impressed by "his leadership and work ethic." – Chambers & Partners 2018
"Exceptionally caring" lawyer who has "good relationships with clients." "One of the most able solicitors I have ever come across in the profession." – Chambers & Partners 2017
Sources say: "He has very good interpersonal skills and he is very diligent and committed." – Chambers & Partners 2016
"There is no problem that he won’t do his best to overcome" – Legal 500 2015
"A real star for the future with an absolutely superb manner – sympathetic and attentive” – Chambers & Partners 2011
Although I hugely enjoyed my law degree I must admit to finding some of the more academic parts of it quite hard going and I was worried that in practice I might not have the opportunity to work closely with real people and make a real difference to their lives. I was anxious a career in law might see me buried in paperwork hardly coming up for air! After leaving university I took up a position as a Paralegal working at Irwin Mitchell so that I could get some first hand experience of what was involved and realised I could not have been more wrong. I was so impressed with the immensely talented, committed and down to earth lawyers and so excited at the chance that we had to help clients in the most difficult situations put their lives back together. The Irwin Mitchell approach was unique in my experience and I made up my mind very quickly that this was the career I wanted.
The privilege to get to know and work for so many brave and inspirational clients. I really enjoy working with my clients to find out exactly what they want to achieve and to then work with them to get to that solution in the way that best works for them.
The spectacularly talented and genuine people that I work with who help us deliver a personal and professional service to our clients every day.
Away from the office I try to keep up with my family and friends as best I can and I am slowly working on ticking off my travel destination wish list!
“The findings of the IICSA’s report are truly staggering and hugely disturbing. Councils have a duty to support and care for vulnerable members of their communities and it is incredibly shocking to see how this simply did not happen in this region for decades.
“It is clear that lessons have to be learned from these truly appalling problems and the councils need to work quickly and thoroughly to ensure the mistakes of the past are never seen again.
“It is also important to highlight the incredible courage and bravery of those who have spoken out on this issue, as through our work we have seen how difficult it can be for survivors of such abuse to come forward and share their experiences.
“We also hope that all of those involved here are able to continue to access support which will help them take at least some steps towards coming to terms with the ordeals they have endured.”
“As a firm, we are delighted to be supporting Pride season once again. It’s a great way to get out and about in our communities to stand up for equality and celebrate the progress we have made over the years. The legal industry has come a long way in terms of acceptance and equality over the last 30 years and we are proud to have been at the forefront of such efforts.”
“It’s an amazing feeling to be at the parades in our Irwin Mitchell t-shirts supporting the LGBT+ community, when you consider how far we have come as an industry in terms of acceptance and equality in the past 30 years.
“While Irwin Mitchell has an exemplary record on this front and works hard to be inclusive for colleagues and clients, it’s important that we don’t forget that other workplaces still have a way to go. It’s our responsibility as a business to lead by example and we hope our activity will encourage others to follow Irwin Mitchell’s lead.”
“We’re really pleased to once again be part of Stonewall Season and looking forward to our Equali-tea events. It doesn’t matter if colleagues attending are gay, straight, bi or trans or if they’ve never had anything to do with IM Equal before. Just by attending they will be sending a powerful message of inclusivity and making a stand for equal rights.
“Events like Stonewall Season are important as they ensure that LGBT+ issues remain in the public conscious. We all have to remember that many people have worked tirelessly for so long to ensure that LGBT+ people have rights, and the voice of the community is heard. With so much change happening in the UK, it’s imperative now, more than ever, that LGBT+ equality stays high on the agenda.”
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