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Tina Patel

Associate solicitor

Tina Patel is an associate solicitor in the consumer law team.

Medical devices Consumer law Cosmetics Hips

Tina is an associate solicitor in Leigh Day’s personal injury department, specialising in consumer law claims. She is an experienced litigator and recognised as a ‘rising star’ by the Legal 500 and an accredited Senior Litigator with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL).

Tina Patel is a rising star.

Legal 500 2020

What people say

"Irene & Tina have been a pleasure to deal with throughout. Wholeheartedly would reccommend them. Friendly and polite and able to answer questions without the legal jargon that I am not accustom to. I chose Leigh Day due to the nature of my person injury, being quite a niche beauty treatment. I recieved damages in the higher bracket of my injury and the case is closed in under 1 year! I am over the moon. Thank you Irene & Tina!"

"I can't begin to thank you enough for all your patience, help and support throughout this and am utterly grateful for everything you have done to support me during this. Thank you so much for everything you have done for me. I am eternally grateful to you and your team." - Ms Sheldon, client

"I had a unique case of personal injury against a Beauty salon, Leigh Day were fantastic from the start. Extremely knowledgeable, understanding and empathetic. They worked very hard in an area of very little regulation & managed to secure a good settlement under circumstances that were very difficult. I would recommend them to anyone. Thank you once again for all of your efforts and support with this case, you have been brilliant." - Ms Bell, client

"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."

Legal expertise

Tina is recognised by her peers as an expert in consumer law and product safety claims. She represents individuals who have suffered catastrophic injuries and losses including those relating to defective products, cosmetic products/treatments, and medical devices. In addition, Tina has experience with professional negligence claims.

Tina’s speciality is in representing consumers who have suffered injuries from the use of cosmetic products and cosmetic procedures. She is currently pursuing a group claim against Boots UK Limited on behalf of a group of women who have suffered facial burns from use of a hair lightening product. She has successfully negotiated settlements with various cosmetic clinics, salons and manufacturers and recent successes include:

  • Representing a claimant who underwent revision surgery for a gastric band failure
  • Recovering compensation for a young client who required intensive care treatment following an anaphylaxis reaction to PPD in hair dye
  • Pursued a successful Methylisothiazolinone (MI) claim against cosmetic giant Clarins
  • A claim against a salon following facial burns and dermatological problems following an LED facial
  • Recovering compensation for a client who suffered serious burns and permanent scarring to her face following laser hair removal

Tina has significant experience in medical device claims and assists in the management of 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 also leads a team in representing individuals a separate group action relating to another hip prothesis which caused individuals to require early revision surgery.

Tina was also in the team of lawyers acting 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.

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. She has experience of representing clients who have suffered from serious life changing injuries including brain injuries, spinal injuries and amputations as a consequence of RTAs, accidents in the workplace or injuries arising from public liability. She has run several claims through to trail in both the County Court and High Court.

Tina 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.

Tina Patel in the news


News and blogs

News Article
Father Washing Baby

Dangers of inflammable shampoo products highlighted in serious burns report

The serious fire risk presented by inflammable shampoo products has been highlighted in a horrific story reported this weekend.

Blog Post
At Home Beauty Treatment
Product safety consumer law Cosmetics beauty treatments Coronavirus Covid-19

Beauty and cosmetic regimes under lockdown – is it worth it?

Tina Patel and Irene Karidas discuss the risks involved in buying beauty products online and trying DIY treatments at home amid the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.

News Article
Teeth Whitening Editorial Only
Product safety Consumer law

Consumer safety solicitor voices concern at reports of illegal teeth-whitening

A consumer safety solicitor has voiced her concern at recent reports of a 26% rise in illegal teeth-whitening procedures uncovered by the BBC.

Blog Post
Coronavirus Hand Sanitiser
Product safety consumer law Covid-19 Coronavirus Consumer

Product safety and COVID-19: What can consumers expect?

Tina Patel and Irene Karidas, from the product safety and consumer law team, discuss the regulations and guidelines relating to product safety standards during the coronavirus outbreak.

The service I received was excellent, it couldn't have been bettered.

Client of Tina