I'm a solicitor in our market-leading complex personal injury team in Birmingham.
I have particular experience in group actions against UK-based tour operators. I handle claims which involve illness outbreaks on cruise vessels and outbreaks of illnesses, such as Salmonella, Campylobacter and Legionnaires’ disease, at hotels . I also handle claims relating to illness outbreaks in the UK as part of Irwin Mitchell's public health team. I have worked on complex high-value claims.
What inspired you to get into law?
From a young age, I have always enjoyed helping people and I wanted to pursue a challenging and rewarding career that would enable me to do this.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
Supporting my clients in challenging times and achieving a successful outcome for them, which can make a difference to their lives.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
We are the market leader in personal injury claims and strive to continuously be the best through our work with charities, supporting our clients in challenging times and supporting employees to do all that is possible to help change clients’ lives.
The support given to employees and the chance to work with, and learn, from some of the UK's most talented lawyers really makes this a great place to work.
What do you do away from the office?
I enjoy travelling, reading, fitness and a good series on Netflix!
"My solicitor has always been contactable via email or telephone and has willingly spent time explaining major aspects of my case to me. This has been continuous even throughout the recent pandemic which has put my mind at ease that my case was still being worked on. My solicitor has always been easy to talk too, friendly, honest and open and genuinely took an interest in my personal case.
"Apart from one initial face to face meeting with my solicitor my case has been handled remotely which has made a huge impact in being able to not take too much time off work. I have also received detailed fact sheets and detailed correspondence on how my case was to move forward at key moments. My family and I are extremely grateful for all the help we have had, as the past 4 years have been an emotional rollercoaster of events and I am very happy with the final settlement that I received. A final huge THANKYOU to all who worked on my case." - 5* Trustpilot review
"After contracting Legionnaires disease at a hotel, in England, i rang [Irwin Mitchell] for advice & help... Sarita Sharma handled the bulk of my case and brought it to a successful conclusion, which i could not be more happy with. Thank you Irwin Mitchel, but more in particular Sarita, a lovely person to deal with.” - Former client, Mr D
“I contacted Irwin Mitchell following my brother contracting Legionella from a hotel while on holiday. Our contact was Sarita Sharma - I must say, that from almost day one , the service supplied was excellent - good communication, very clear explanations as to what to expect, timings, costs, support...
"I believe the end result of the claim was the best outcome they could get for my brother and send them my unconditional thanks for their doggedness, hard work and perseverance to get the best outcome possible" - Former client, Mr A