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1 BYROM PLACE, SPINNINGFIELDS, MANCHESTER, M3 3HG, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 0345 402 0001
Fax:
Fax 0161 828 1827
DX:
14732 MANCHESTER-1
Email:
Web:
www.jmw.co.uk

Gordon Cartwright

Tel:
Work 0161 828 1832
Email:
JMW Solicitors LLP

Work Department

Personal injury.

Position

Partner in JMW Solicitors’ Catastrophic Injury department specialising in high-value personal injury claims. Gordon has a special interest in brain and amputation claims, regularly securing seven figure settlements on behalf of his clients.  Recent notable case settlements include: the case of DB, whose above the elbow amputation claim settled for in excess of £1m and a settlement of £1.4m for a pedestrian who suffered a brain injury as a result of a road traffic accident together with provisional damages for the risk of epilepsy. He is heavily involved in building linkages with external charitable organisations specialising in helping victims of catastrophic injuries, such as the Child Brain Injury Trust and Headway. Gordon is a passionate advocate for his clients to ensure that injury victims of catastrophic accidents receive a quality standard of care for the remainder of their lives.  Current caseload includes a number of paediatric and adult brain injury claims where seven-figure settlements are expected.

Career

Trained JMW Solicitors LLP; qualified 2003; partner JMW Solicitors LLP 2009.

Education

Audenshaw High School; Clarendon College; MMU (2000 Law; 2001 LPC).

Leisure

Football, mountain biking and BMX.


North West: Insurance

Personal injury: claimant

Within: Personal injury: claimant

JMW Solicitors LLP   is ‘continuing to grow its reputation in this field’ under the leadership of joint heads of department Chris Sutton and Richard Powell . Paul Breen who heads the personal injury department’s catastrophic injury team is ‘very much on top of his game’. Gordon Cartwright  is ‘outstanding – he devotes considerable time to each file’ and Nadia Kerr  is a ‘true expert in cycling; she really takes the time to understand each case and has a meticulous eye for detail’. Jason Harwood has ‘very good client handling skills, manages expectations well and always adopts effective tactics during negotiations’. The team handles road traffic collisions, employers’ liability, occupiers’ liability and industrial disease claims of all values. It has several specialisms including industrial disease (especially mesothelioma and asbestos-related diseases), cycling claims as well as accidents/illnesses abroad.

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