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Firdous Patel


I have been instrumental in setting the strategy for difficult cases within the team, in terms of managing clients’ expectations, providing support to those around me and achieving fantastic results.

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Get to know Firdous

I joined Slater and Gordon in 2013 as a paralegal in the serious injury department, where I gained significant experience in catastrophic claims such as road traffic accidents, brain injuries, spinal injuries and fatal cases. I assisted in the settlement of cases up to the value of £4 million, having significant input in the case up to settlement.

I started my training contract in 2017 and qualified as a solicitor in 2019, choosing medical negligence as my field of specialism.

I manage a varied caseload of medical negligence cases and also assist principal lawyers with high value, catastrophic cases which are extremely technical and of significant value.

Senior lawyers and counsel express that they're content to rely upon me for much of the information on cases that I assist on, given I'm reliable, informative and diligent.

Career highlights

Whilst in the serious injury department, I was involved in the case of Lewington v MIB which we won at appeal at the Royal Courts of Justice. The Judgment changed the law in that all ‘off road vehicles’ including construction site vehicles, plant machinery, trail and dirt bikes will have to be insured if they go onto a road. The MIB now recognises these as vehicles under s.185 of the RTA 1988. The case involved a great deal of preparation and consideration of European directives along with common law.

Contact Firdous

Telephone: 0330 995 5417
Office: Manchester
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