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Brethertons LLP

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11672 RUGBY
Banbury, Bicester, Rugby CV21, Rugby CV21

Jonathan Rees

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Brethertons LLP

Work Department

Spinal injuries


Jon Rees is head of the firm’s highly regarded niche spinal injuries practice. Based in Rugby and assisting clients who have suffered serious spinal cord injuries and who live all over the country, he is a Fellow of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers and an experienced litigation specialist. With 18 years’ post qualification experience covering all aspects of personal injury litigation, Jon is renowned for his compassionate professionalism and sensitivity when working with clients who have suffered life changing injuries. Jon is recognised as ‘someone who goes the extra mile’ and for being ‘friendly and approachable’ ‘kind and considerate’. Jon has recently secured some of the highest ever individual PI settlements nationally, one award worth just under £12m and another at £14m. Jon is continuing to carve a national reputation in this field. He was recently a shortlisted finalist for the prestigious Spinal Injuries Association’s Rebuilding Lives Awards in the Excellence in Legal Care category and he and his team have secured several major seven and eight figure compensation awards for spinal cord injured clients in recent years. As head of practice area for personal injury at Brethertons, Jon brings knowledge, skills, expertise and experience to the Brethertons team in areas such as serious injury, clinical and professional negligence, workplace accident and disease litigation, public liability, transport accident claims, and multi-party 'group' litigation. He has high-level working relationships with clinicians and others in the niche field of spinal cord injury, where his work is exclusively focussed.


Trained Hugh James, qualified 1998, partner 2006. Set up and ran fast track personal injury department, specialised in group litigation (court appointed lead solicitor in the successful Gerona air crash group litigation) and serious injury litigation. Various articles published in ‘New Law Journal’, ‘Personal Injury Law Journal’ and the ‘International Travel Law Journal’.


Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (appointed fellow in 2005), appointed to SRA PI panel 2005-2010.


St David’s RC Sixth Form College, Cardiff (1990-1992, A Levels & S Level); Exeter University (1992-1995, Law LLB (Hons)); University of Wales, Cardiff Law School (1995-1996, Legal Practice Course).


Jon has three young children who keep him very busy. He represented Wales as a teenage footballer, and was an associate schoolboy with Cardiff City Football Club. Nowadays he is happier as a football spectator, but he remains a keen golfer and skier.

West Midlands: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant

Within: Personal injury: claimant

Spinal cord injury claims are a hallmark of Brethertons LLP ' practice. Jonathan Rees leads the team and possesses 'the highly technical skills to deal with cases often with complex and difficult medical issues' and has 'a confident manner that instils confidence in his clients and legal team'. He is supported by assistant solicitor Sian Buxton, who has a similar focus on spinal injuries. Alison Goldney moved to Stewarts Law LLP.

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