“An excellent advocate – tenacious and extremely detailed, identifying potential problems and arguments even before they arise” – Legal 500, 2019
“She always gets straight to the key legal points. She provides good, clear written advice and is excellent on her feet. She has a well-earned and deserved reputation as a construction specialist.” – Chambers & Partners, 2020
“Siân Mirchandani QC is “a tenacious advocate”, and “highly respected” for her impressive handling of professional negligence and disciplinary proceedings.” – Who’s Who Legal 2020
Sian Mirchandani QC has established a broad commercial practice encompassing construction/engineering, professional liability claims, insurance and disciplinary claims in court proceedings, arbitrations and adjudications.
A particular interest in disputes involving construction, IT, technical and scientific elements has led to Siân’s strong construction/engineering practice. Siân is accomplished at dealing with complex professional negligence claims and is often instructed in group actions against professionals. Siân also has experience in regulatory and experimental product testing claims, arbitrations and adjudications.
Prior to her successful first application for silk in 2018, Siân was recognised as a Leading Junior by the directories for Construction, Professional Negligence and Disciplinary.
Siân’s Legal 500, 2020 review reported Siân’s continued ranking in these three areas with client comments:
“utterly tenacious in fighting for her client”
“If you want someone to get the best for a client backed into a corner she would be a marvellous choice of advocate”
“Great analytical skills – excellent drafting and advocacy skills”
In Legal 500, 2019 clients said Siân is “an excellent advocate – tenacious and extremely detailed, identifying potential problems and arguments even before they arise” and “tremendously bright, has a tenacious eye for detail, and brings a new level of strategic thinking to the table”.
Chambers & Partners’ 2020 review also reported Siân’s ranking continued in these three areas, with client comments:
“She’s fantastic: just brilliant to work with and very easy-going and responsive. Very hard-working and diligent.”
“Very bright and incredibly determined and tenacious.”
“She’s incredibly bright, good on the detail and clear and concise with her advice.”
“She’s a great advocate – very considered and measured.”
In Chambers & Partners 2019 Siân’s clients had commended her for her approach: “She is very competent and thorough and hits the right points in the right places”, “extremely responsive wherever she is and whatever the time zone. She has a very reassuring demeanour that instils confidence all round”, “proactive, helpful” and “someone who prepares the case very well”.
Who’s Who Legal, 2020 says:
“Siân Mirchandani QC is “a tenacious advocate”, and “highly respected” for her impressive handling of professional negligence and disciplinary proceedings.”
Who’s Who Legal, 2019 says:
“Siân Mirchandani QC is recognised for her superb professional negligence practice.”
Winner of Chambers & Partners ‘Professional Negligence Junior of the Year’ 2015. Previous directory comments from clients have included:
“My default senior junior”
“She can cut through the complex very quickly”
“She’s very strong on complex matters”
“She really gets into the detail and owns a case”
Clients have described Siân as having:
“a sharp mind and excellent attention to detail”
“she is excellent – very pleasant to deal with and extremely robust and effective for her clients.”
“a very effective, hard-working practitioner with an eye for detail and the ability to present a highly persuasive argument”
“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”
“Very bright, robust, dedicated and thorough”.
Siân has wide and considerable experience of professional liability claims, including claims against accountants and auditors, architects, building inspectors, engineers, financial services professionals, insolvency practitioners, insurance brokers and agents, lawyers (solicitors and barristers), surveyors and valuers, receivers, land management agents, farm management agents, estate agents, clinicians and veterinary surgeons. Qualified as a TECBAR accredited adjudicator. Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
Siân also has considerable experience of professional disciplinary tribunals (particularly architects and building inspectors), 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.