Irwin Mitchell is distinguished as one of the largest travel practices in the UK by solicitor headcount, handling a "huge volume of high-quality claimant personal injury work," particularly from the firm's London and Birmingham offices. Sources speak of its long history in the travel sphere. Indeed, it has the manpower to handle large multi-party claims on a regular basis. The practice advised on the widely reported Homawoo matter that reached the ECJ.
KEY INDIVIDUALS Clive Garner divides his time between Birmingham and London, heading up the dedicated international travel litigation practice. He calls on extensive experience of handling high-value personal injury and wrongful death claims. Sources are quick to point to his deft management and legal skills as pivotal to the success of the practice, describing him as a "demi-god of travel law." He advised on the Homawoo case.
Philip Banks practises out of the Birmingham office. He wins plaudits from sources as "very genial, with extremely good judgement." He advised a group of claimants who were injured on the Alexsey Maryshev cruise liner off the coast of Norway.
London partner Demetrius Danas recently led on a high-value claim arising from a road traffic accident in Malta. Sources adjudge him "efficient and bright," and agree he does "a great job for clients."
Michael Zurbrugg founded his own firm before merging it into Irwin Mitchell's London office. His adroit litigation style and legal know-how have seen him act on cases argued all the way to the ECJ, including the Homawoo case. Sources laud him as "a very skilled adviser and a person who has great rapport with clients."
Suki Chhokar is a travel litigator who enjoys an impressive profile, particularly in managing large group personal injury claims. Recent examples of his work include advising 599 claimants concerning gastric illnesses at Holiday Village Turkey. Sources admire his tenacity and keen eye for a commercial settlement.
Elizabeth Tetzner is an associate solicitor in the Birmingham office. She wins plaudits for her efficient and timely work style, as well as her well-developed case management skills.