Qualified area: International Personal Injury
Seats completed: International Personal Injury Illness, International Personal Injury Accident and Medical Negligence
University attended: De Montfort University
Interesting fact: My ancestors were a clan who settled and ruled in the Upper Indus region - originally my surname was spelt Samrat which means “regal / emperor”
Irwin Mitchell in three words: forward-thinking, friendly, distinctive
How has your work changed from solicitor to associate?
Working in International Personal Injury for 10 years, I’ve always been exposed to the management side of things. This means I’m well-placed to make sure we remain efficient and pioneering in the services we provide. On a personal level, I haven’t seen a big change from solicitor to associate, as my line manager encouraged me to become involved in management at paralegal, trainee and solicitor levels.
“The culture here is one of a team approach, sharing the successes and learning together as one.”
Why did you choose to qualify into International Personal Injury?
International Personal Injury is a very niche area of law; there are some very complex legal issues that need to be thought through, such as the implications of dealing with foreign jurisdiction cases.
What first attracted you to Irwin Mitchell?
I was inspired to take up a career in law so I could provide a voice to those that have been wronged. Irwin Mitchell has a long history of giving a voice to clients and ensuring that their best interests are always at the forefront of a claim, and this really appealed to me.
What is the culture like?
Irwin Mitchell’s culture places a great deal of importance on the quality of advice that our clients receive, whilst making sure we achieve a successful outcome for them. We also emphasise the benefits of caring for the employees and providing the best training available. The culture is one of a team approach, sharing the successes and learning together as one.