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Meet the Disputes Team

Vernon Hadida – Partner & Head of Dispute Resolution Team

After a successful career in engineering, Vernon trained as a Solicitor in the City of London. He qualified in 1991 and joined Thomas Dunton in 1992.

Through both litigation and mediation, Vernon is experienced in the resolution of a wide range of commercial disputes, as well as those involving employment, personal injury, property and debt.

As a CEDR Accredited Mediator, he is also an Accredited Mediation Trainer.

Vernon is also a Chartered Physicist.

For Vernon’s more detailed biography, please click here.

Robert Sardo – Solicitor

Robert is a Solicitor in the Dispute Resolution Group. A graduate of London and Oxford Universities, he qualified as a Solicitor in 1992, joining Thomas Dunton in 2004.

Robert specialises in Personal Injury, Employment and Contested Inheritance work, and undertakes a wide range of other contentious matters. He is a member of the Employment Lawyers Association, has Senior Litigator Approved Status with the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, and is an Approved Member of the Law Society’s Specialist Personal Injury Panel.

Chinedu Orogbu – Solicitor

Chinedu is dual qualified to practise in Nigeria and England & Wales. He was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors (England & Wales) in 2008, having previously been called to the Nigerian Bar in 1999. He specialises in Housing and Civil Litigation and is currently the Housing Supervisor in the Dispute Resolution Group. He also undertakes works in relation to Commercial Property. Chinedu is also fluent in Ibo.

Jayshree Patel – Solicitor

Jayshree is a Solicitor and part of the Personal Injury Team headed by Robert Sardo. She also works with the Dispute Resolution Group but specialises in Personal Injury.  She qualified in 2003, joining Thomas Dunton in 2011.  She has also taught the Legal Practice Course (which all solicitors need to pass to qualify) at BPP Law School, in particular the modules Personal Injury and Civil Litigation.

Jayshree is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and the Society of Asian Lawyers.

She is also fluent in Gujarati.


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