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Darshan Patel

Call: 2014

At Old Square Chambers "barristers are approachable, reasonable and practical, with those same qualities being instilled in the clerks."

Chambers & Partners 2018

Old Square Chambers houses "true experts in employment law," who are "quite simply brilliant."

The Legal 500 2017

Overview

Darshan joined Old Square following pupillage at a leading clinical negligence set and is developing a broad practice across all areas of Chambers’ expertise, with a particular focus on employment, clinical negligence, personal injury and professional regulatory and discipline.

Further details of Darshan’s work can be found under the relevant headings below.

Darshan qualified as a barrister with substantial prior advocacy experience, having worked as a County Court Advocate, where he attended over 850 hearings including infant settlements, CCMCs, interlocutory applications and small claims trials. He is also especially aware of the pressures faced by professional clients, having been on a secondment as in-house counsel within a large respondent solicitors firm.

Academics

  • University of Law, Bar Professional Training Course, 2013-2014 – Outstanding
  • London School of Economics, Masters in Law (LLM), 2012-2013 – Merit
  • Magdalene College (University of Cambridge), MA in Law, 2009-2012 – 2.i

Scholarships/Awards

  • Inner Temple Exhibition Award (2013)
  • Leathersellers’ Exhibition Award (2012)

Expertise

Employment & Discrimination

Clinical Negligence

Personal Injury

Professional Regulatory & Discipline


Recent and current work

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William Meade (Senior Clerk)

07970 649 755

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Graham Smith (Deputy Senior Clerk)

07795 023 532