Clive Garner > Irwin Mitchell > Birmingham, England > Lawyer Profile

Irwin Mitchell
B2 5DB

Work Department

Personal legal services.


Partner in the personal injury division and head of Irwin Mitchell’s international personal injury, product liability and aviation law teams. Clive specialises in acting for the victims of severe brain and spinal injury arising overseas and in complex fatal accident and mass tort claims arising in the UK and overseas following aviation, marine, road traffic or other incidents. Clive has successfully represented thousands of victims in more than 300 group actions arising in numerous countries around the world. He has also acted in several precedent setting cases both in England and overseas and has won record awards of damages for a number of clients and for the families of those killed in fatal accidents. Author of several published articles and a contributor to several legal textbooks on international personal injury. Clive has chaired numerous international events and has regularly presented at International conferences and conventions across Europe and the US. He has been consulted on law reform issues by the European Parliament and the European Commission, The Law Society, The Consumers Association and the Ministry of Justice. He is a regular commentator in the media. Winner of the Birmingham Law Society ‘International Lawyer Of The Year 2013’.


Trained Irwin Mitchell 1990; qualified 1992; partner 1997.


UK Governor of the American Association for Justice (AAJ), member of AAJ International Relations Committee and past chairman of its International Practice Section; secretary and executive board member of the Pan-European Organisation of Personal Injury Lawyers (PEOPIL); fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL); fellow of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies; member of the Australian Lawyers Alliance (ALA); past executive board member of the Institute of European Traffic Law (IETL); member of the Travel and Tourism Lawyers Association (TATLA); member of the British Spanish Lawyers Association.


Kingston University 1985-1988 (LLB); University of Manchester 1989 (MA); Nottingham Law School 1997 (LLM).


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