Our People

Our People

Paul Cairaschi

Paul Cairaschi

Director & Principal Solicitor

Telephone DDI: 0203 405 2876

Paul is the Director and Principal Solicitor of Universa Law Ltd. The firm was set up in 2006 with a long established team headed by Paul, who is an experienced and well respected practitioner, nationally recognised in personal injury work.

Paul has over 30 years experience in the Personal Injury sector, having previously worked with both some of the biggest Legal Services companies, and most respected law firms in the industry. Prior to establishing Universa Law Ltd Paul was an Equity Partner at a West End law firm, where he had developed their personal injury unit from a standing start to a department of over 100 people.

Outside work Paul is interested in all sports, including rugby, football, squash, tennis, skiing, judo, circuit training and golf – as both participator and spectator. Travel, literature, history and guitarist in a rock band completes this well-rounded individual. And he also has 3 young sons who keep him on his toes !

Mira Patel

Mira Patel

Senior Solicitor

Telephone DDI: 0203 405 2859

Mira has over 15 years' experience of handling a mix of complex clinical negligence and personal injury work with a particular interest in serious spinal cord injury, brain injury, amputation, and fatalities. Graduating from The College of Law, Mira was an Associate at a West End Law firm before joining Universa Law in 2007.

As a specialist in the field, Mira has clients throughout England and Wales and regularly travels to visit clients at their home. Her client base includes overseas visitors who have suffered serious injury whilst in the UK and she has travelled overseas for business.

Within the last five years she has recovered in excess of £10 million in compensation for her clients. She has worked on numerous high profile cases which include representing victims of the M4 crash.

Mira is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Law, and the Law Society's Personal Injury Panel. Outside of work her interests include travelling and reading. She is an active supporter of the Sathya Sai School in Kisaju which is a pioneering autonomous education project in Kenya.


  • The Law Society's Personal Injury Panel;
  • Association of Personal Injury Lawyers;

What her clients say...

“I wish I had been blessed with you on the case from the start – However, I am sincerely grateful to you for your help since you took over”

“Thank you for everything you and every one has done. its nice that i know you were always there if i needed you”

“Thank you so much for your hard work and support in my case. You went the extra mile and I will never forget what you have done for me”

“Thank you for all your help and co-operation in my case which you made easier for me with your professional attitude. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending your services to any potential clients”

“Thanks so much for your hard work, professionalism and your kindness ! You have helped me through what has been a very difficult time”

“As soon as Mira Patel was given my case everything went to plan. She was a Godsend”

Rossano Nocera

Rossano Nocera

Senior Litigation Executive

Telephone DDI: 0203 405 2095

Rossano is a Personal injury Claims specialist in all types of Personal Injury claims.

He has accumulated over 20 years of experience in both Claimant and Defendant Litigation and claims handling. He is dedicated to achieving the right result for his Clients, in an efficient and timely manner.

Rossano is a member of the Society of Specialist Paralegals and a Apil accredited Senior Litigator. Rossano is also an active member of MASS – the Motor Accident Solicitors Society.

Rossano also has a strong practice in Housing Disrepair Litigation acting for Tenants of Housing Associations and Local Authorities that are living in unacceptable conditions. Furthermore, he is a specialist debt recovery practitioner in business-to-business commercial matters.

He has been working with the Partner and Director of Universa Law for over 15 years.

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Rossano has two young children who keep him active.

He has a passionate interest in History. In his spare time he plays football and golf. He watches football and rugby and is a season ticket holder at the Bedford Blues. Rossano is a qualified youth rugby coach and coaches rugby on a Sunday.

His music tastes are wide and varied – anything by Paul Weller will do!

Sarah Wallace

Sarah Wallace

PA & Legal Secretary

Telephone DDI: 0203 405 2099

Sarah is a Legal Secretary and Personal Assistant to Paul Cairaschi.

She has worked with Paul since 1998, and has been his PA at Universa Law since its inception. In addition Sarah supports the Senior Solicitors, and has assisted in many high value cases, where her work has been invaluable in assisting the solicitors achieve the best settlements for our clients.


Outside work Sarah is interested in High Performance cars and visits many car shows.

Sarah is also a keen swimmer.

David Carr

David Carr


Telephone DDI: 0203 405 4189

David has over 10 years' experience handing a mixture of complex PI claims including El/PL, RTA, fraud and Clinical Negligence. David's first Degree was in Pharmacology & Physiology, which he studied at the University of Manchester before his move to London in 2011. Having completed his post graduate studies in Law, he qualified as a Legal Executive and subsequently as a Solicitor. Outside of work, David's interests include, travelling having been to Australia, Hong Kong, South America and many more. He is an enthusiastic cook and enjoys staying fit by weight training and cycling.

Yvonne Hoang

Yvonne Hoang

Legal Assistant

Telephone DDI: 0203 405 2861

Yvonne graduated with an undergraduate degree in Law in 2017 and completed her LPC at University of Law in 2018.

Yvonne works as a FRU Legal Assistant which involves dealing with the initial stages of Road Traffic Accident, Employers Liability, Public Liability and Clinical Negligence claims.

Interests: Outside of work, Yvonne is a passionate volunteer for London's Air Ambulance. She is an avid fan of football and tennis. Yvonne also regularly goes to concerts and enjoys travelling – her favourite trip so far was travelling around Switzerland and France.

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