Cheryl Patel

Legal Executive

Personal Injury


Cheryl was inspired to work in Personal Injury while working as a secretary for two Trainee Solicitors, one of whom worked in the industry. She qualified as a Legal Executive ten years ago, specialising in road traffic accidents.

Cheryl has contributed to JMW’s achievement of quality standards in both the legal and employee management worlds, Lexcel and Investors in People.  Cheryl also received the Employee of the Month accolade in February 2011, for, amongst other things, never taking a day off sick in the past decade!

In her spare time, Cheryl keeps fit, going to the gym twice a week and running (finishing the Manchester 10k in 56 minutes!).  She aspires to take part in the London Marathon and when not keeping fit, she enjoys cooking and exchanging recipes with friends, shopping and organising holidays to exotic destinations.



Road traffic accidents

Low velocity impacts

Why did you join JMW?
I have always preferred claimant work over defendant work. The department at JMW was developing and looking for a fee earner who was competent and able to work with RTA/PI cases.  I took the challenge and have never looked back. 

I still enjoy getting compensation for the claimant for injuries arising from an RTA.  It is rewarding when knowing you have made a difference to someone’s life by sending them that cheque!

Key cases

  • Settling a case for a couple from the North East, who were travelling as passengers on the Defendant’s bus when, due to the negligent driving of the bus driver, they sustained injuries.  Legal preparation for the case was vital, and once Cheryl had carried out meticulous research, she was able to get a fair, decent settlement for the case. 
  • Almost doubling a settlement amount offered to a client who had been involved in an RTA.  The defendant had initially made a low offer, however, we issued on the case encouraging them to reassess what they had offered and come up with a figure that was more realistic and took into account her injuries and damages to her car.
    See case study for details
  • Securing a settlement for a client that collided with a vehicle that drove into the client’s car from a grass verge, colliding with the nearside of the vehicle and shunting it across the road. 

What others say

Client, NKS:  Excellent service. I am happy to recommend JMW to my friends and colleagues.

Client, Mrs AG: Many thanks to Cheryl Patel who has been supportive and professional throughout this case.

Client, Miss SH: I would like to say a big thank you to Cheryl Patel who dealt with my case.

Who would you...

Share a pint with:

Barack Obama.

Have cook dinner with you:

It would have to be either Ken Hom or Atul Kochhar.  I love Chinese and Indian food. 

Stay in with:

I would spend a night in with my brother and sister in law (after we have put my three nieces to bed!) and enjoy catching up because I don’t get to see them often. 

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