Kashmir won the accolade of ‘Partner of the Year’ at the Birmingham Law Society Awards 2018, beating off competition from several big name firms, in part in recognition of her work on behalf of patients injured by rogue breast surgeon Mr Ian Paterson.
She was also won ‘Clinical Negligence Lawyer of the Year’ at the national Eclipse Proclaim Personal Injury Awards in November 2018. Again, along with other considerations, her campaign to expose Ian Paterson’s criminal behaviour and deliver justice to those he injured impressed the judges who unanimously agreed to award her this prestigious title.
She has been a member of the Law Society’s specialist clinical panel since 2004, having specialised in clinical negligence since 1996.
Most of her clients have suffered significant and serious injuries and her extensive experience results in multi million pound settlements. These cases include children and young adults who have suffered brain injury at the time of or shortly after birth.
In addition she has worked on a range of complex cases including amputations, spinal cord, head injuries and fatalities, securing significant compensation.
Her particular expertise is in multi-party actions, having been the lead solicitor in the complex litigation arising from the surgical procedures performed by the disgraced breast surgeon, Mr Ian Paterson. She was involved in the criminal and regulatory proceedings that led to his conviction and being struck off the GMC register and pivotal to raising the profile of the issue including campaigning to secure a change in the law to protect patients treated in private hospitals.
"Sources say: ‘she is tireless, incredibly patient and pretty unflappable’ and, according to the other leading guide to law firms, the Legal 500, 'handles pressure effortlessly'.
She is described by the Chambers directory as 'a well-regarded practitioner with a broad practice and particular experience with multiparty actions and cases involving rogue surgeons.'
'Our solicitor was amazing, nothing was too much trouble and would highly recommend Kashmir Uppal to anyone who needs help with cases. All the rest of the team were very professional.' Medical negligence client
'I actually found Kashmir Uppal through a newspaper article, she was an authority on the specific case for my mother. Kashmir and her firm gave us very concise legal advice and always kept us up to date with the progress right through to the successful outcome. I would recommend Kashmir and her firm to anyway he who wants advice on medical negligence.' Mr H L
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