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Meet the Personal Injury 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 and Head of Personal Injury

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.

He also specialises in Personal Injury as well as  undertaking a wide range of other contentious matters. He 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.

Robert is also a member of the Employment Lawyers Association.

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.


For more information and advice please call our Personal Injury Team on 01689 822554 or Freephone 0800 146 340 to arrange your free initial interview where we can assess your case and discuss funding your claim.

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