Peter Stringer > Thompsons Solicitors LLP > Manchester, England > Lawyer Profile

Thompsons Solicitors LLP
8th Floor, 10 Chapel Walks
M2 1HL

Work Department

Serious Injury


Principal Serious Injury Lawyer



Peter is a highly experienced catastrophic injury solicitor with a proven track-record of winning high-profile cases in the House of Lords and UK courts. He leads Thompsons’ serious and catastrophic injury team in the North West.

Peter joined the firm in November 2020 with over 20 years’ experience of assisting clients and their families in the most serious injury cases arising from accidents in the workplaceon the roads or in public spaces. He uses that experience to lead and mentor his team, enabling them to hone their skills, turning educational theory into practical, innovative litigation for the benefit of the injured.

Peter’s multi-million-pound damages actions have included claims for both adults and children with spinal cord injuries, including complete, incomplete, Brown Sequard, cauda equina, paraplegic and tetraplegic injuries. He has also acted for individuals across the spectrum of traumatic brain injury, again for both adults and children, many of which have been contested on liability throughout. Other areas of specialism include amputation cases, particularly lower limb both below and above knee, and extensive experience of poly trauma, often overlying other injuries.

Peter is known for his meticulous attention to detail and close working with his clients and all appropriate experts to strengthen every aspect of a claim and obtain the maximum recovery possible under all heads of loss.

Acting only for the claimant is hugely important to Peter, as is having the time to pay attention to detail both of which working for Thompsons enables him to do.


Outside of work, Peter enjoys spending time with family, motorcycling, having raced for 13 years, running and cycling.

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Insurance > Personal injury: claimant

Thompsons Solicitors LLP specialises in work for trade unions, acting for a number of the UK’s major names in this space, including UNISON, UNITE, the BMA and the Fire Brigades Union; such clients instruct the firm to bring personal injury claims on behalf of their members injured at work, or for members or their families who have been injured in other circumstances. The practice is led by Martyn Gwyther, a specialist in catastrophic injuries sustained while working abroad and offshore, including on ships and oil rigs, and Peter Stringer, who has a strong record in high-level brain and spinal injury litigation. Multi-trauma injuries and fatal accidents expert Philip Liptrot is also key.