About Tina Patel
Tina is an associate solicitor in Leigh Day’s personal injury department. She is an experienced litigator who specialises in defective products, cosmetic injury and food safety claims. Tina is the Secretary of APIL's Costs and Funding Special Interest Group.
Tina’s niche is in representing consumers who have suffered injuries from the use of cosmetic products and cosmetic procedures. Past successes include claims for failed gastric bands, anaphylaxis reactions to PPD in hair dye, Methylisothiazolinone (MI) claims and LED/Laser treatment claims. These include settlements negotiated with various cosmetic clinics, salons and manufacturers including cosmetic giant Clarins and the global pharmaceutical company Allergan.
Tina also co-manages a team of lawyers in the ASR hip litigation representing over 600 claimants against DePuy International Limited where many have suffered permanent, life changing disabilities. She represents individual claimants in the group with the most serve injuries including those who have undergone Girdlestone procedures or where complex causation issues arise.
Tina was also involved in the high profile case of Natasha Ednan-Laperouse which led to change in the food labelling laws in the UK.
Tina is experienced in Alternative Dispute Resolution and is a specialist negotiator; she always seeks to go the extra mile for her clients to recover the maximum damages. She is an advocate for promoting consumer safety; she regularly comments on the requirement for greater regulation and transparency particularly in the cosmetic and food industry.
Before joining Leigh Day in 2011, Tina trained and qualified in a regional firm where she represented individuals in both civil and commercial litigation matters, personal injury, and provided representation at inquests. She has been involved in a number of high profile claims including the ‘Toxic Sofa’ claims against the Home Retail Group, as well as a claim against Microsoft for the supply of allegedly faulty consumer products.
Tina is an accredited Senior Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL) and is recognised as a rising star by the Legal 500.
What clients say about Tina
"Your staff at all times have been a joy to work with, particularly Tina Patel, and I am delighted with the final result thank you." - Mrs Stonor, client
"I found Tina very easy to talk to and was impressed with her advice at the end of the process."
"I would just like to thank Tina for her time and effort in settling my case. Thank you so much."
“Tina Patel has been efficient, clear and a calming influence during all the negotiations. A very good job!!!”
"I would like to take this time to thank you for all your hard work and for the professional and dedicated way you handled my case. Everything you have done is very much appreciated."
"I would particularly like to thank Tina Patel for all her support, explanations, guidance and patience."
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