Since joining in 1998 following pupillage in Chambers and an earlier career as a veterinary surgeon, Siân has established a thriving practice in professional liability claims, insurance and construction/engineering. Siân has a particular interest in disputes involving technical and scientific elements and this has led to a strong construction and engineering practice with regular appearances in the TCC.
Listed by Legal 500 in the Leading Juniors - Professional Negligence section: "Siân Mirchandani provides sensible, commercial and practical advice"; '"Her strong understanding of the key issues in a case ensure that solicitors feel confident that 'every angle is covered; “Dedicated and articulate, with excellent attention to detail.”
Sian is also ranked as a leading junior in Professional Negligence by Chambers & Partners: “Regularly acts in complex professional negligence disputes. She demonstrates notable expertise in financial claims and cases with an international element”; "The great thing about her is that on every occasion her advice is strong, firm and consistent, which allows us to get an excellent settlement." "She's very strong on complex matters."
Impressed solicitors say that “rising star for construction and solicitors claims” Siân is “one to watch", and that Siân is “a joy to work with - very bright”.
Siân has wide and considerable experience of professional liability claims, including claims against lawyers (solicitors and barristers), architects, engineers, insurance brokers and agents, surveyors and valuers, accountants, financial services professionals, land management agents, farm management agents, estate agents, clinicians and veterinary surgeons. Siân is a TECBAR accredited adjudicator.
She also has experience of professional disciplinary matters, arbitrations, adjudications and mediations. Having qualified from Cambridge University as a veterinary surgeon in 1992, Siân worked in academic and general practice as a veterinary surgeon before coming to the Bar and joining Chambers in 1998. Siân has since advised the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, (RCVS) and represented veterinary surgeons before the RCVS disciplinary panel. Siân now provides lectures on professional conduct and professional negligence to veterinary students which are accredited by the RCVS.
Siân has been editor and co-author of the chapter on claims against health professionals in the 5th and 6th Editions of Jackson & Powell on Professional Negligence.
Siân is a member of the Professional Negligence Bar Association, COMBAR, TECBAR, the Chancery Bar Association and the London Common Law & Commercial Bar Association.
M.A. Vet M.B. (Cantab.) Dip. Law (City)