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

Irwin Mitchell
9th Floor, The Colmore Building
20 Colmore Circus
B4 6AH

Work Department

Personal legal services.





I head a team within Irwin Mitchell’s International Travel Litigation Group.

I act 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. Many of the clients who I have acted for have sustained serious and, in some case, life altering injuries in all kinds of accidents, including coach crashes, other road traffic accidents, accidents at hotels and accidents at work.

I also act for groups of clients who sustain illness abroad following holidays at hotels or onboard cruise ships. These cases can involve salmonella, e-coli, cryptosporidium and campylobacter infection as well as other serious conditions, including Legionnaires Disease. I have acted for groups of up to 1000 clients who have contracted illness at hotels abroad.


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)

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The team at Irwin Mitchell, regarded as a ‘market leader on a national scale’ has a strong reputation for its international, high-stakes injury work for claimants and their families, which is regularly of the utmost sensitivity and severity. Tracey Storey heads up the national practice. Demetrius Danas, noted for his encyclopaedic knowledge of the field’, leads in London and is vastly experienced handling complex cross-border matters. The team’s workload consistently features catastrophic injury claims of high-value, including spinal and brain injury; clinical negligence claims; and fatalities, the scope of which London-based Jennifer Lund is experienced in. ‘Consumer champion’ Philip Banks leads in Birmingham and is experienced advising on the broad-range of cases, from road traffic to work-related accidents abroad. Senior associate Kylie Hutchison has unique expertise in sports-related injuries with in international contexts. Birmingham-based Jatinder Paul, who was promoted to partnership in May 2023 is noted as being ‘a genuine expert and star individual’. ‘Magnificent performer’ Cheryl Palmer-Hughes leads on complex international multi-party actions and fatal accident matters.

West Midlands > Insurance > Personal injury: claimant

At Irwin Mitchell ‘the prevailing culture is one of high standards of service, commitment to progressing clients’ cases and keeping them informed‘. Stephen Nye deals with all types of serious injury cases from adult and paediatric brain injury to limb loss, chronic pain and fatal accident claims. Hilary Wetherell  specialises in brain injury, polytrauma and complex high-value fatal accidents and coronial law. Alida Coates  is another key individual who heads the Midlands workplace illness team. Luke Daniels is ‘always on top of the detail of each case’ and spearheads the firm’s abuse practice. Philip Banks heads the international serious injury team. The associates at the firm are also well-regarded.