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Amrit Atwal

Year of call:
2011
Career:
2016 - 2017
Pupil at St Johns Buildings & Roberts Jackson Solicitors
2017 - 2018
In-House Counsel
2018-2020
Tenant at Zenith Chambers
2020
Tenant at Park Square Barristers

Amrit worked as in-house counsel specialising in Industrial Disease prior to joining the bar. He has experience of having undertaken Fast-Track and Multi-Track trials within disease litigation. Prior to this he has first-hand experience of running cases and managing large teams, he was the Head of NIHL and Deputy Head of HAVS for a Claimant law firm and he had previous experience of working on behalf of a number of well-known insurers having worked for a leading Defendant firm. He first-hand understands the complex nature of industrial disease work.

‘Tough negotiator’ – Legal 500, 2018

Amrit has an extremely busy practice and is experienced in advising and representing parties in all aspects of personal injury work including road traffic accidents, public liability claims, employers’ liability claims, occupational illness and clinical negligence.

In addition to his busy court room practice, Amrit has a busy paper practice. He is efficient at turning around papers at short notice. He frequently advises on both liability and quantum in addition to drafting pleadings, advice on merits and compiling schedules of loss. Amrit is particularly skilled in dealing with complex issues relating to causation or breach of duty. He is often instructed to provide tactical advice or to draft Part 35 questions to experts.

He is instructed by leading firms that specialise in disease work. His particular specialisms include Noise Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL), Work Related Upper Limb Disorders (WRULD), Control of Substances Hazardous to Health (COSHH), Asbestosis, Mesothelioma, Hand Arm Vibration Syndrome (HAVS) and Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) claims. He also has experience of Dupuytren’s contracture and other emerging areas of disease litigation. Amrit is also retained on Carbon Monoxide Poisoning claims. Amrit is familiar with issues relating to limitation and has been successful at preliminary trials on limitation.

‘Attention to client care’ – Legal 500, 2017

Amrit has been involved in group actions for the last several years having been involved in JSM’s for 30+ HAVS/CTS claims and 15+ NIHL claims.

Amrit is regularly instructed in RTAs (injury, credit hire, LVI issues and allegations of fraud). This includes high value and complex RTA claims including brain injured Claimants and he advises on issues relating to capacity, liability and quantum.

Amrit also has an extensive credit hire practice on behalf of both Claimants and Defendants. Amrit is very familiar with the issues credit hire entails – enforceability, impecuniosity, intervention letters, consumer credit regulations and generally matters relating to mitigation. He provides sensible, down-to-earth advice within reasonable timescales.

Amrit also undertakes small claims and fast track matters within construction matters and commercial matters and is happy to advise on such matters.

Amrit also has gained experience of working under the Consumer Credit Act 1974, including claims for unfairness and repayment for PPI claims. He has a strong working knowledge of the decision in Plevin v Paragon Personal Finance Limited [2014] UKSC 61.

Contact Amrit’s clerks

Francine Kirk on 0113 202 8605

Andy Reeves on 0113 213 5252

Talia Webster on 0113 213 5207

Daniel Highfield on 0113 213 5207

Patrick Urbina on 0113 213 5250

Joshua Duree on 0113 213 5246