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Irwin Mitchell

IMPERIAL HOUSE, 31 TEMPLE STREET, BIRMINGHAM, B2 5DB, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0121 212 1828
Fax:
Fax 0121 643 6021
DX:
13030 BIRMINGHAM
Email:
Web:
www.irwinmitchell.com

Amandeep Dhillon

Tel:
Work 0121 214 5287
Email:
Irwin Mitchell

Work Department

Personal injury and international personal injury.

Position

Aman is a solicitor advocate and partner who specialises in international personal injury (IPI) claims and leads the public health group illness team, heading up a team of three solicitors, eight paralegals, trainee solicitors and support staff. Aman has supervised some of the largest and most complex group actions in the IPI team, including high-profile cases such as the infamous Costa Concordia disaster and the fatal Stoke Legionnaires Outbreak, and has successfully acted for thousands of clients who have suffered illness abroad, including those affected by the highly publicised Bahia Principe and Holiday Village group actions. He has also handled and concluded six figure settlements for those unfortunate enough to have suffered accidents whilst abroad, an area requiring expertise in cross-border litigation and jurisdictional understanding. As an advocate, Aman has concluded multi-million pound settlements in respect of both costs and damages at round table meetings. Aman has helped to create favourable conditions for clients following the LASPO law reforms through creating budgets, damages adjustments, drafting retainers and creating profit models. He has also appeared in scores of newspaper articles and news programmes, with the highlights being a live appearance on Sky News in respect of the Costa Concordia disaster and extended personal comment in the Daily Telegraph and other national newspapers. Aman is enthusiastic about diversity, leading initiatives to empower staff from minority groups, and also pushing this agenda in his role as a trustee for the IBS Network, Birmingham Settlement and Birmingham Tribunal charities. He also acts in an advisory capacity to other organisations.

Career

Trained DBS Law; qualified 2007; Irwin Mitchell 2007 to date; associate 2009-2014; solicitor advocate 2013 to date; partner 2014 to date.

Member

Trustee at The Birmingham Settlement; IBS Network.

Education

Adams' Grammar School; University of Birmingham (1999-2002 LLB (Hons)).


London: Transport

Travel

Within: Travel

Irwin Mitchell is ‘one of the pre-eminent firms’ for claimant travel personal injury work. Headline work includes representing the families of two BP employees in civil claims following the hostage-taking and death of 40 men in a terror attack at the In Amenas gas plant in Algeria in 2013; representing 12 claimants who significant psychological injuries in the Costa Concordia Cruise disaster of 2012; and representing almost 100 claimants in a group action against Thomas Cook Tour Operations regarding gastrointestinal illnesses suffered during holidays taken in Zante, Greece in 2016. International personal injury department head Clive Garner is the ‘godfather of international travel litigation’. He is recommended alongside Philip Banks, who is ‘calm, very knowledgeable and fearless’; Demetrius Danas, who has an ‘encyclopaedic knowledge of international personal injury law, is a master tactician and is never outmanoeuvred’; Amandeep Dhillon, who is an ‘excellent leader and achieves outstanding results’; and Suki Chhokar, who heads the group actions illness team. Elizabeth Tetzner and Jennifer Lund are also key figures, as is senior associate Simon Prew, who specialises in claims from illnesses abroad.

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West Midlands: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant

Within: Personal injury: claimant

For some, Irwin Mitchell in Birmingham is 'without doubt the pre-eminent personal injury firm'. Managing partner Stuart Henderson leads the personal injury division and has extensive experience in handling brain and spinal cord injuries. Stephen Nye heads the serious injury team and is 'a tough operator' and 'a great man to have in your corner'. Hilary Wetherell has a particular focus on brain injury and lack of capacity cases. Clive Garner has 'a well-deserved and leading reputation as one of the foremost international personal injury lawyers in the country'. He advised a number of claimants who suffered physical and psychological injuries from being involved in the Costa Concordia Cruise disaster of 2012. Philip Banks also works on international claims and is 'a calm and wise head in the most difficult and complex cases'. Public health specialist Amandeep Dhillon is 'a genuinely creative lawyer who thinks outside the box' and recently represented a widower whose wife died from consuming contaminated food at The White Horse restaurant in London. Another key figure is the healthcare-focused Luke Daniels , who  is 'very senior', 'very experienced' and 'completely unphased by very difficult, complicated and high value cases'. Suki Chhokar, Alida Coates, Satinder Bains and Elizabeth Tetzner are also recommended.

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