Peter Kelly

Legal Director – Personal Injury

Peter is a Legal Director in Lime’s personal injury department. Peter qualified as a Solicitor in March 1983, having graduated with an Honours Degree in law from the University of Liverpool and completing the Solicitors’ Final Examination at the College of Law, Christleton. He trained at Rutherfords (now Weightmans) solicitors in Liverpool before qualifying and practicing in London for 6 years.

Peter joined a major Midlands Practice in 1989 after which he began to specialise in Personal Injury Law and in Spinal Injury claims in particular. He was appointed Partner in September 1989 and he led the Dispute Resolution department until March 2013 when he joined Lime as a Legal Director. He has represented clients with spinal injuries for a period of some 24 years. He has developed a team of experts, Counsel and Solicitors specialising in recovering maximum damages in such cases.


Peter specialises in personal injury matters for catastrophically injured clients, professional negligence matters and equine disputes. He has successfully represented clients in a broad spectrum of commercial and private litigation and catastrophic injury at work litigation matters over a period of some 30 years. His experience also encompasses commercial disputes, partnership claims, contested intellectual property matters and contested probate claims.

Notable Cases

Among spinally injured clients Peter has represented over the years he has secured substantial awards for the following:-

  • £1 million for a young man injured by a collapsed Industrial door mechanism, who subsequently took up Archery and became a trainer.
  • £1.4 million for a young farmer, including awards for the provision of high tech farming equipment and communication systems, who has subsequently taken over and runs his parent’s cider apple farm.
  • £1.6 million for a young girl injured in a road traffic accident who has subsequently become a lecturer.
  • £1.3 million for a teenager who suffered a brain and spinal injury in a road accident, who subsequently received a National Award for achievement presented at the House of Commons in 2012.
  • £1.7 million for a spinally injured client who invested part of his award in private basketball facilities and subsequently competed for the Great Britain Paralympic Basketball team in Athens in 2004.
  • £3.5 million for a young teacher injured in a fairground accident who has gone on to run her own successful company.
  • £1.5 million for a University lecturer who was injured when posing as a life model.

Reported Cases

  • Coleman v Dunlop Aviation Ltd
  • Jones v Clwyd Health Authority
  • Excel Logistics Ltd v Curran, Land Rover UK Ltd and Stimpson


When not busy settling claims for clients Peter enjoys cycling, tennis, cricket, theatre and the arts and supporting Everton F.C.