Blacks Solicitors LLP are acting for former Claimants of the MMR vaccine litigation. The types of claims we deal with concern allegations of professional negligence against the solicitors who acted in cases raised against the vaccine manufacturers.
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In litigation the Civil Procedure Rules (the Court rules which govern civil cases) stipulate that if a Claimant discontinues his claim once proceedings have begun then he is liable to pay not only his own costs but also his opponent’s … Continue reading →
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A recent case (Thirunavukkrasu v Brar and another  EWHC 2461 (Ch)) has confirmed what property litigators have long suspected – that is, if a commercial landlord exercises the “CRAR” procedure (see below for further detail), and then attempts to … Continue reading →
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”, “very client focused, driven by getting the right outcome for his clients and always delivering an impeccable service”. Luke was also awarded the Best Professional in Business Award at the English Asian Business Awards 2013.
Nathan Clay joined Blacks Solicitors in 2012 and is an Associate Solicitor in the Personal Injury and Medical Negligence team.
He graduated in 1996 and was a Claims Handler at a large insurance firm in Leeds before moving to a solicitors practice in York.
Whilst working there he studied for the LPC part-time at the College of Law and qualified in 2001.
Nathan has extensive experience of handling cases for Claimants and Defendants, including medical negligence claims against hospitals, GPs, and dentists. He also deals with claims for accidents at work, in public and road traffic accidents (RTAs).
He is experienced at dealing with complex and high value cases, and has a particular interest in spinal and brain injury cases, and claims for motorcyclists.
Networking organisations we are members of:
Apex BNI (Leeds) (Tuesday morning)
Contact: Euan Lawrence
Business Connections Bradford BCB (Bradford) Contact: Chris Allen
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Wright Johnston & Mackenzie LLP, Edinburgh and Glasgow
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