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John qualified as a solicitor 2002 having trained at Goodmans Solicitors in Liverpool. Following qualification he stayed at Goodmans for a number of years specialising in personal injury claims involving high value and complex RTAs, EL and PL work.
Through personal contacts John started to act for Merseyside police officers’ personal injury claims for both accidents at work and CICA claims which grew through word of mouth. He was approached by Linder Myers solicitors in 2013 to specifically to develop his association with the police and expand his contacts with a number of police federations including Greater Manchester, Hertfordshire and Nottingham federations.
John lives in North Wales and enjoys walking in the beautiful surrounding hills and countryside. He is an avid rugby union supporter despite being an England supporter living in Wales with a Welsh wife. He enjoys travelling abroad and also frequent trips to London.
John has worked in personal injury at various firms in the North West including catastrophic injury claims, accidents at work, cyclist claims and industrial deafness claims.
He has provided a number of presentations to various police forces and federations including Nottingham and the Metropolitan police on personal injury claims specifically training accidents, MIB and CICA procedures. He is a panel federation solicitor for the Police Federation of England and Wales (PFEW).
John acts on behalf of police officers and their families via the Federation and through the Group Insurance.
RTA Case- client suffered devastating PTSD – the defendant insurer involved contacted the client directly despite being aware of John’s involvement and informed them that he wouldn’t get a penny more than £20k. John settled the claim for £1.2million.
During a police training exercise known as the ‘angry man’, an officer suffered life-changing injuries. The police authority involved denied that they had to follow ‘ACPO’ (Association of Chief Police Officers) as they were only guidelines. After the chief constable of the relevant authority was witnessed summonsed to give evidence for ignoring his own guidelines, liability was accepted in full shortly before trial resulting in a six-figure sum settlement.
Case involving a police car on an emergency call where the defendant turned in to the police car’s tracks causing a collision. The defendant denied liability on the basis that the police authority had already settled their driver’s claim in full. The claim proceeded to trial and the defendant was found 100% liable for the accident.
Case involving police officer knocked off her bicycle on a roundabout, liability denied, whilst suffering life-changing injuries, Client was able to continue working, settled for £1.2 milion.
Chelsea and Kensington
Anything by Clive Cussler
Rugby Union, walking, weirdly (for a townie-born) watching farming programmes
Steak and kidney pudding