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Potter Rees Dolan
M15 4PZ

Work Department

Clinical negligence


Partner specialising in birth, spinal and acquired brain injury work, as well as having many years of experience in handling a variety of other types of clinical negligence claims, to include; amputation, chronic pain, fatal claims, cauda equina and delayed diagnosis. Substantial awards in recent amputation and chronic pain cases with the latter settling for in excess of £5million.


Qualified in 1990 at Pannone. Partner at Alexander Harris which merged with Irwin Mitchell before joining Potter Rees Dolan in June 2010.


Law Society Accredited Clinical Negligence Scheme and AvMA Specialist Clinical Negligence Panel.


University of Cambridge MA Law 2:1 Honours (1984-1987)
College of Law Chester 1st Class Honours (1987-1988)

Lawyer Rankings

North West > Insurance > Personal injury and clinical negligence: claimant

Specialist catastrophic personal injury and clinical negligence firm Potter Rees Dolan is known for its work in complex brain and spinal injury cases, amputation claims, serious orthopaedic injuries and criminal injuries. Other key areas of work include accidents abroad, in the workplace, in public places, road traffic accidents, serious criminal assaults, fatal accidents and matters involving Post-Concussional Syndrome following minor brain injuries, where Rachel Rees has particular expertise. Fellow founding partner Hugh Potter leads the personal injury team. Richard Edwards is also recommended for his ‘great expertise and experience‘. On the clinical negligence side, Helen Dolan heads up the team, which also includes Lesley Herbertson, who is praised for her ‘brilliant client care’, and Gill Edwards, who has expertise in cases involving birth injury, brain and spinal injury and amputation.