Freeths pays tribute to Mukesh Patel, valued member of the firm’s management team

National law firm Freeths has paid tribute to a much-loved colleague and partner, Mukesh Patel, who died unexpectedly on Saturday 18th February. Mukesh was the Managing Partner of the Leicester office.



A very popular member of both Freeths and the local community, Mukesh had been with the firm since 2009 and quickly established himself as a highly respected member of the business. He always regarded his colleagues at Freeths as his second family having led the dispute resolution team in Leicester and subsequently becoming Managing Partner of the Leicester office in 2014.

Regarded as a man of impeccable manners, courtesy and respect, Mukesh committed himself to doing everything he could to create a happy and inclusive team within the firm.

Mukesh leaves behind his wife and two sons.

In a statement, Julian Middleton, Chair of Freeths, said: “This desperately sad, shocking, and heart-breaking news has come as a real blow to us all at Freeths. Our thoughts and deepest sympathies are with his wife and their two boys.

Mukesh was a trusted and valuable member of the firm’s management team. He was an exemplary team player and would always place his personal interests second to those around him for the common good. Mukesh was very well known in the Leicester business community and was tireless in his efforts to raise the profile and reputation of the firm and his office.

We have lost a real force for good in the Freeths community, but we will ensure that his legacy lives on through our commitment to those shared principles that were so dear to him.”

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