Kashmir Uppal

Partner, Shoosmiths


Kashmir joined Shoosmiths in May 2016, having previously been a Partner and joint national lead for clinical negligence at Thompsons Solicitors, where she also ran the local team.

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 have 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.


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