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Simon Prew

Assistant Team Leader - Senior Associate


I am a supervisor within the Personal Injury department and I specialise in international travel litigation in the Birmingham office. I have over 16 years litigation experience and pursue both individual and group action claims arising from illness contracted abroad and in the UK.

I have expertise in:

  • General gastric illness
  • Salmonella
  • Giardia
  • Campylobacter
  • Cryptosporidium
  • Legionnaires

What Inspired You To Get Into Law?

I decided to pursue a career in law as it is an ever evolving and constantly changing discipline making it both challenging and very rewarding.

What Is The Most Rewarding Aspect Of Your Role?

The most rewarding part of my role is obtaining the best outcome for clients in terms of rehabilitation and damages by providing a much needed service to those most vulnerable and in need often following serious illness or injury.

What Do You Like About Working At Irwin Mitchell?

Irwin Mitchell is a dynamic firm constantly striving for excellence in everything it does, making it a rewarding and enjoyable place to work.

Read My Comments On The Latest News

  • 06/11/2018
    Couple Demand Answers After Illness Ruins Luxury Dominican Republic Resort Stay

    “This case is sadly like a great number we are involved in, with our clients going on to develop very serious illness problems which went on to impact on a significant proportion of their holiday. “The seriousness of gastric illness of this kind should not be downplayed, as we have seen numerous occasions when such problems have left victims with long-term health problems from which they never fully recover. “With this in mind, we are determined to help our clients gain answers regarding what they have faced in the hope that lessons can be learned for the future.”

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  • 05/07/2016
    Man Still Suffering From Effects Of Gastric Illness Almost Two Years After Holiday Nightmare

    “What Jack and Claire went through during their holiday is concerning even more so as Jack is still suffering from symptoms almost 2 years on. “Their holiday was supposed to be a special occasion, their first together, but it was memorable for all the wrong reasons. “We’re continuing to investigate their experiences at Sharm Grand Plaza Resort to see what if anything could have been done to prevent their illness and ensure other holidaymakers do not suffer as they have.” Solicitors on behalf of Dawson & Sanderson have denied liability making legal proceedings likely."

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  • 06/05/2016
    More Than 140 People Fall Ill On Disney Cruise Line Barbadian Voyage

    “Gastric illnesses can be extremely unpleasant and can leave victims suffering with significant symptoms which can have a huge impact on their day-to-day lives, both in the short and long term. “While a robust response to the outbreak and increased cleaning and disinfection procedures are very positive, it is concerning that 145 people fell ill. “It is encouraging to see the CDC respond to the outbreak so quickly and I hope that its investigation will not only give those affected by this outbreak the answers they deserve, but highlight any lessons which may be learned from it.”

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  • 31/03/2016
    Group Of Holidaymakers Instructs Lawyers After ‘Illness’ On Board Thomson Dream

    “This is the third time we have been asked to investigate illness on board the Thomson Dream in recent years. It is extremely worrying that we have been contacted by three couples who spent time on the ship at different times in the early part of this year “Understandably, all of them are very upset and angry that their cruises, which were supposed to be enjoyable and luxurious breaks, were ruined when they all fell ill. “The concerns each of these people have shared with us are very worrying and it is concerning that they also saw others suffering with the same illnesses during their time on board the ship. Illnesses can spread very quickly on cruise ships if the correct precautions are not taken and we would like to hear from anyone else who travelled on board the Thomson Dream earlier this year how may be able to help with our enquiries.”

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