Since joining in 1998 following pupillage in Chambers and an earlier career as a veterinary surgeon, Siân Mirchandani 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/engineering practice and wide ranging experience in regulatory and experimental product testing claims.
Winner of Chambers & Partners ‘Professional Negligence Junior of the Year‘ 2015.
Recognised as a Leading Junior by the directories for Construction, Professional Negligence and Disciplinary, Siân is described as “an excellent advocate – tenacious and extremely detailed, identifying potential problems and arguments even before they arise”, “tremendously bright, has a tenacious eye for detail, and brings a new level of strategic thinking to the table” (Legal 500, 2019). “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” (Chambers & Partners, 2019).
Previous directory editions have praised Siân for being “well prepared, detailed, thorough and user-friendly. My default senior junior”, “a very effective, hard-working practitioner with an eye for detail and the ability to present a highly persuasive argument” (Chambers & Partners, 2018). “She really gets into the detail and owns a case” (Legal 500, 2017). A “sharp mind and excellent attention to detail”, “she is excellent – very pleasant to deal with and extremely robust and effective for her clients.” (Chambers & Partners, 2016). “She can cut through the complex very quickly” (Legal 500, 2016). Siân Mirchandani “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.” (Chambers & Partners, 2015). “Very bright, robust, dedicated and thorough” (Legal 500, 2015).
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, receivers, land management agents, farm management agents, estate agents, clinicians and veterinary surgeons. Siân is a TECBAR accredited adjudicator.
She also has considerable experience of professional disciplinary matters (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.