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Blacks Solicitors LLP

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Leeds LS1, Leeds LS2

Luke Patel

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Blacks Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Commercial Dispute Resolution


Partner and Head of Commercial Dispute Resolution


Luke Patel qualified as a Solicitor in London in 1995 and has worked at Blacks Solicitors since 1998, where he is now a Partner and Head of the Commercial Dispute Resolution and Personal Injury & Medical Negligence teams.

Luke acts for a broad range of clients from owner managed businesses to charities and international organisations, undertaking a variety of commercial chancery work including: company and contractual disputes; director/shareholder disputes; disputes concerning trustees; professional negligence; defamation; privacy; and property litigation (including landlord and tenant matters).

He has a particular experience in dealing with complex charity disputes concerning religious organisations (temples, gurdwaras and mosques) acting for both trustees, executive committees and congregation members in group type actions.

Luke has also had several reported cases in the Court of Appeal. One successful matter included advising a prominent religious leader where permission was secured to appeal to the Court of Appeal, and the case went on to the Supreme Court.

Recognised by the Legal 500 as being “an exceptional litigator”, Luke was also awarded the Best Professional in Business Award at the English Asian Business Awards 2013.


Gujarati, Urdu and understanding of Punjabi

Yorkshire and the Humber: Dispute resolution

Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

Within: Commercial litigation: Leeds and West Yorkshire; North Yorkshire

At Blacks Solicitors LLP, department head Luke Patel is ‘very client focused and is driven by getting the right outcome for his clients and always delivers an impeccable service’. Patel is also a member of the personal injury and medical negligence team, and recently defended personal injury firm GSD Law in claims brought by Allianz alleging systematic fraud and misconduct. The team primarily acts for owner-managed business and private individuals. Other names include James Teagle, Oliver Gross and associate Aimee Hutchinson, who is ‘extremely approachable and has an air of confidence that puts the client at ease’.

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Yorkshire and the Humber: Insurance

Professional negligence: claimant

Within: Professional negligence: claimant

The commercial dispute resolution practice at Blacks Solicitors LLP has a 'commercially sound approach' and 'a track record of success' in professional negligence claims. Luke Patel is a 'standout professional negligence lawyer' and heads the team, which has represented individuals and SMEs in claims against solicitors, accountants and surveyors.

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