I'm a Partner in the Birmingham office and provide specialist legal advice for people who've suffered serious injury due to their work.
I specialise in occupational diseases which covers predominantly asbestos-related diseases, such as life-limiting mesothelioma and asbestos-related lung cancer. I also help people who've been negligently exposed to a wide range of noxious chemicals, fumes and dust including silica, wood dust, and paint.
I've acted for hundreds of clients and I strive to bring some justice to those whose lives have been blighted in the workplace where they should have been protected and safeguarded from injury. I have handled many difficult complex cases where exposure has not been so straightforward, including domestic and environmental exposure. I'm committed to ensuring that my clients receive full compensation for their illness and injuries.
What inspired you to get into law?
I guess from a young age I have always wanted to fight for the underdog. A career in law seemed like an obvious choice. It may sound like a cliché but I know that the job I do will make a significant difference to my clients lives.
A career in Law is challenging, where you are constantly learning and growing, with the need to stay up to date on new laws, practice and procedure and I enjoy that aspect of my work. No two days are the same.
What is the most rewarding aspect of your role?
The most rewarding aspect of my job is undoubtedly the clients I meet.
I have met some incredible people throughout my career and many of my clients have been an inspiration to me in the way in which they have fought with dogged determination for justice and stayed strong and resilient in the face of adversity.
I have made some good friends through my work and stayed in touch with some clients many years after I have settled their case.
What do you like about working at Irwin Mitchell?
I have worked at Irwin Mitchell since 2005. I work with such an incredibly talented team of experts and this is what I like most about working at Irwin Mitchell.
What do you do away from the office?
I like to spend time with my family and friends. I enjoy music, reading and sports.
“We have received an excellent and first class service from Satinder Bains and her team, Ellen Waters and Julie Fieldhouse. They have been empathetic and tenacious in dealing with my dad’s mesothelioma case. They have been committed from day 1 to achieving the best possible result and have kept us up to date every step of the way and always responded quickly to any questions we have had. Satinder is approachable and extremely knowledgeable and has been really helpful, ensuring that the stress of a legal case was minimal and received a settlement within 12 months. I would not hesitate to recommend Satinder for anyone unfortunate enough to be going through a similar experience.” - 5* Trustpilot review
"Satinder is very kind and caring but make no mistake she is a tenacious and very stoic solicitor. She stood firm and rejected unsatisfactory offers where she felt that she could do better for my Late Father. She never lost sight that the claim was to get justice for my Dad. She communicated with us at every step keeping us well informed and up to date... I would definitely recommend Satinder Bains at Irwin Mitchell, Birmingham." 5* Trustpilot review
"Dear Satinder I would like to say what a wonderful job you did for me on my Industrial Injury Claim. Everything you promised you delivered on, leaving no stones unturned, constantly updating and researching every detail I gave you, making certain nothing was missed or misrepresented. You made life for me and my wife Margaret [easy] because the correspondence was clear and precise I can honestly say we never in any doubt that you would come through for us. You were always so professional." 5* Trustpilot review
"From the outset Satinder was very supportive and explained everything clearly. The claim took some considerable time to bring to a conclusion mainly due to some complexities and the time taken by the other side. I was kept informed at every stage and the case was successfully brought to a conclusion. I would highly recommend Satinder and her team." 5* Trustpilot review
"My mum decided to put in a claim after my dad passed away suffering with Mesothelioma. She had been recommended Irwin Mitchell and I'm so grateful that she was. As my mum is in her 80s technology is not her thing and Satinder Bains who took on the case was so understanding, patient and amenable with this. Any emails or scanning that needed to be done (especially during lockdown) I was able to do on my mum's behalf.
Satinder took all the stress away from my mum, yes there were quite a few forms to fill in but Satinder or one of her colleagues were only a phone call/email away if we had any queries and by having my mum's authority she was able to get documents that were needed that my mum didn't have. Nothing seemed like too much trouble for Satinder. We were kept informed through every step and she made sure that my mum understood everything before proceeding. She is highly professional which we can not fault! Thank you Satinder for all your hard work." 5* Trustpilot review
"Satinder Baines, a partner at Irwin Mitchell, has represented my Father in a Mesothelioma Claim. Sadly, my Father passed away whilst the Claim was being processed, but Satinder has now brought the Claim to a successful conclusion, which was my Father's last wish, so this is especially important to both myself and my Brother. Satinder has been absolutely wonderful in the caring and sensitive way she has approached this Claim and her knowledge and expertise is second to none. Nothing was too much trouble for her and she was available to answer any queries we had and would explain everything to us in a clear and concise manner. I would not hesitate in recommending Satinder to represent anyone wishing to pursue a Negligence Claim." - 5* Trustpilot review