Philip Banks > Irwin Mitchell > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Irwin Mitchell
B2 5DB

Work Department

Personal legal services.



Heads a team within Irwin Mitchell’s international travel litigation group, acting for clients who have been injured in accidents whilst they are travelling or working abroad or for foreign nationals who have accidents in the UK. Specialises in acting for victims of severe brain and spinal injury in complex cases arising from aviation, maritime and road-traffic accidents overseas. Has acted for clients who have successfully pursued claims in over 30 different jurisdictions. Committed to obtaining the rehabilitation that clients need and has secured considerable interim payments from both foreign and UK-based insurers to fund rehabilitation packages.


Trained Jones & Co, qualified 1997; Geffens 1997-98; Blythe Liggins 1998-2000; joined Irwin Mitchell 2000, partner 2008.


Association of Personal Injury Lawyer (APIL); Pan European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL); Travel and Tourism Lawyers Association (TATLA); committee member PEOPIL.


King Edward VI Grammar School, Retford; Reading University (BA); Nottingham Law School (CPE and LPC).


Most sports, travel, music, reading, food and wine.

Lawyer Rankings

London > Transport > Travel

(Leading individuals)

Philip BanksIrwin Mitchell

West Midlands > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

Irwin Mitchell provides ‘a personal touch and is genuinely driven to get the best results for its clients’. Luke Daniels leads the ‘superlative‘ team which specialises in the most complex medical negligence cases that span birth injury cases, stillbirth, neonatal deaths and cosmetic/dental surgery. Other core areas of focus include spinal and brain injuries, cancers and mental health. Sara Burns  has extensive experience in all aspects of medical negligence work while Lisa Jordan  has particular expertise in cerebral palsy claims. Emma Rush advises on cerebral palsy, brain injury, spinal cord injury and amputation cases. Lindsay Tomlinson  frequently handles a variety of complex and high-value claims meanwhile Jenna Harris was promoted to the partnership. On the personal injury side, the team handles a substantial caseload of high-value claims supporting children and adults who have sustained brain and spinal cord injuries, limb loss and multiple orthopaedic traumas. Stephen Nye  handles all types of serious injury cases and Hilary Wetherell  specialises in brain injury, polytrauma and complex high-value fatal accident work cases and coronial law. Alida Coates  has a wealth of experience in asbestos disease cases with Philip Banks serving as head of the international personal injury team. Senior associate Jayne Campbell joined the department from Slater and Gordon.