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Wednesday June 19 2019

Potter Rees Dolan goes from strength to strength

Specialist NW law firm promotes four senior solicitors & acquires new office space

Potter Rees Dolan goes from strength to strength

Serious Injury Solicitors, Potter Rees Dolan, are thrilled to announce the promotion of four of their senior solicitors to Partner. The promotions come at an exciting time for the Manchester based firm, as they have also recently acquired new office space.

New Partners

New partners to the firm include Richard Edwards and Nicola Mepstead - both solicitors within the esteemed Legal 500 ranked Personal Injury team at Potter Rees Dolan, along with Ruth Wright, Head of Court of Protection, and Peter Renshaw, Welfare Benefits Solicitor. They join existing partners Hugh Potter, Rachel Rees, Helen Dolan, Alison Hartley, Helen Shaw, Jeanne Evans, Gary Herbert, Gill Edwards and Lesley Herbertson.

Richard Edwards is particularly experienced in dealing with unusual, complicated and high value personal injury litigation, including bringing claims for those who have suffered brain, orthopaedic and amputation injuries, as well as claims for occupational stress. As a Solicitor-Advocate and APIL Fellow, he has dealt with claims in the High Court and Court of Appeal. Richard is also a passionate supporter of the rights of accident victims and a number of his articles on the topic have been published in a range of professional journals.

Also specialising in personal injury, Nicola Mepstead predominantly deals with brain injury cases of various degrees; from catastrophic to the more subtle but nevertheless devastating injuries caused by both accidents and assaults.

Ruth Wright is Head of the Court of Protection team and has 13 years of experience of acting as a professional Court of Protection Deputy and as a Trustee for both children and adults. Ruth specialised in personal injury and clinical negligence claims after qualifying in 1991 before moving over to Court of Protection work. Ruth works closely with solicitors dealing with personal injury claims and provides expert reports for use by both Claimants and Defendants.

Peter Renshaw is the firm’s Welfare Benefits solicitor and has substantial relevant experience. He has always had an interest in disability and equality rights, which stems from family circumstances and led to him becoming a solicitor. Peter has worked predominantly in the public and charitable sectors in the Social Welfare Law field prior to his appointment at Potter Rees Dolan. This included working for 6 years as a Caseworker for the Disability Rights Commission and as well as several years on the national panel of Welfare Benefits Peer Reviewers for the Legal Services Commission. He works for the firm for 4 days per week, whilst also having a second, senior post in the Social Welfare Law field.


Meanwhile, following the firm's exponential growth over the past 12 months, the Clinical Negligence team at Potter Rees Dolan – led by Helen Dolan - has recently relocated a new, modern office space of their own at No. 2 Commercial Street, Deansgate.

The newly refurbished 3,321 sq ft office is just a stone throw away from their main headquarters at number 12 Commercial Street and will allow for further expansion as the serious injury firm continue to go from strength to strength.

Helen Dolan, Senior Partner & Head of Clinical Negligence, comments:

“This has been a particularly exciting year for the firm, after recently celebrating a record year of settlements for our clients - 114M total damages – as well as our 21st birthday, we can now announce that we have appointed four senior solicitors to partner and we have acquired fantastic new office space at No. 2 Commercial Street!

The firm has grown from just 2 to 53 staff since its beginnings - with the Clinical Negligence team now 6 strong, having grown exponentially over recent years. I am proud of where we have got to as a firm and we look forward to further growth and success for our clients over the coming years!”

"I am proud of where we have got to as a firm and we look forward to further growth and success for our clients over the coming years!"
Helen Dolan, Senior Partner Head of CN

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