Solicitor & Head of Personal Injury

John McDonnell

  • Personal Injury

Qualifications and Study Experience

John started working as an assistant to an experience personal injury practitioner in 1982, before completing his law degree at the University of Central England in 1994 and achieving a Distinction in his Higher Diploma in Legal Practice (LPC) the following year.


Work Experience

John has been conducting personal injury claims for almost 40 years, and heads up the Personal Injury Department.

Throughout his legal career John has handled cases ranging from the straightforward to cases of maximum severity and those involving complex issues of law. He has successfully pursued a significant number of cases to Trial (County and High Court) and has also been involved in a number of cases that have reached the Court of Appeal.

John’s particular competence is principally workplace claims. He has provided education and training on this subject both to membership organisations such as Trade Unions as well as other solicitors.


External Mentions

John qualified as a Solicitor in 1996; he is regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and is a member of the Law Society of England and Wales.

John is a ranked lawyer in Chambers and Partners, a leading legal directory. The department is also listed as being one ‘to watch’ in another leading legal directory, the Legal 500, where John is mentioned as having ‘particular competence in proceedings relating to the workplace’.


Personal Info

Outside of work, John enjoys watching live sport and going to the theatre.