Jayna Patel

Jayna Patel

Partner - Dispute Resolution and Professional Negligence

Jayna joined the dispute resolution team at the Chandler’s Ford office in September 2022 bringing 18 years of litigation know-how with her. She has a particular technical expertise in Claimant focused professional negligence claims against solicitors, valuers, construction professionals and accountants. She is the South England Representative for the Professional Negligence Lawyers' Association and hosted and chaired the 2022 and 2023 PNLA conference in London.

Jayna also regularly advises businesses and individuals on contractual disputes and has a proven track record of securing successful outcomes for her clients and managing their exposure to risk. Jayna believes that it is important for her clients to be aware of the commercial implications of her advice so that they can weigh up the benefit of the outcome against the costs of litigation.

Jayna has extensive experience of alternative funding for litigation and can assist her clients with securing bespoke solutions.

"We were advised to contact Jayna for advice on the best way forward after a very difficult couple of years , we found her the utmost professional, but with a very human touch, and she was a pleasure to work with, to end up achieving a very satisfactory result." - January 2024

"Jayna’s meticulous and methodical efficient input, her professional acumen and considerable experience have been invaluable in resolving our protracted claim. Throughout the 6 months, (which were not entirely uneventful) we were particularly impressed with her calm and measured but firm approach, clarity, attention to detail, communication and negotiating skills which ensured our successful outcome.

Our case related to a professional negligence claim against a solicitor whose negligence had engulfed us in a long and expensive dispute. Our trust in the legal profession had been badly damaged not only by a particular negligent solicitor but also by some ineffective, confusing and at times, contradictory legal guidance we had previously received during the dispute years. Through her expert and effective advice and insightful guidance with the professional negligence claim, Jayna has managed to restore some of our faith in her profession.  

The fact that we received such first-class service from Jayna who achieved in 6 months what her predecessors had failed to achieve in 6 years, speaks for itself."- July 2023

"Our case required a great deal of patience and determination on both our parts, however Jayna’s professionalism and stoicism was of huge comfort to me over the past 2 years. There were times on our case where I was emotional, applied pressure on fees and challenged Jayna on her judgement and professional opinion, some of which were reflections of the strain that we were under and the significance and importance of the case to us.  Jayna was always honest, fair, level and straight talking in response to this. It was through this that Jayna earned our trust and it will endure well beyond the conclusion of our case. We are ultimately delighted that our case has concluded and that we can finally move forward with making long awaited and exciting plans. But as we move forward it will not be forgotten or taken for granted that we would not be enjoying this privilege if it hadn’t been for Jayna’s hard work, skill and compassion. Thank you Jayna." - 2023 

Educated at Cardiff University, Jayna qualified as a solicitor in 2007. Prior to joining Dutton Gregory she practiced in Salisbury and Cardiff and worked in London with a City firm, where she project managed high value and complex professional negligence claims and procured a 100% success rate for her lender clients.

Jayna has embraced hybrid working and splits her time between London, Winchester and Cardiff. 

Based in Winchester, Jayna likes to keep active exploring the local surroundings with her husband and young daughters. She also regularly travels to Cardiff and London to visit family and friends.

For more information please call Jayna on 02382354561