Head of Dispute Resolution
0113 227 9316 | 07971 847132
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/Civil Dispute Resolution team.
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.