• Ranked in Chambers & Legal 500 for Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
  • Featured in the Times Top Law Firms 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022 & 2023 for Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence
  • In 2022 alone, we were successful in securing over £91 million in damages for our clients

About Us

Potter Rees Dolan is based in Manchester and part of Top 100 UK law firm, Hugh James. We provide specialist legal advice for people who have sustained a serious injury or live with a disability. Our comprehensive and straightforward services cover many different aspects of law, including:

Our aim is to provide the very best client care and guidance. We are highly passionate solicitors, willing to go the extra mile so you can enjoy the best possible service and are given every chance of securing the outcome you are after.

We are not afraid to take on complex cases, even if other law firms have turned them down. We have the skills and the positive attitude needed to get the right result.

On 14th October 2022, Hugh James extended its service across the north of the UK through the acquisition of Potter Rees Dolan. 

Hugh James is a full-service, top 100 UK law firm, offering specialist legal and financial advice to businesses, organisations, and individuals.

It was established in 1960 and now employs over 550 staff, including 67 Partners, across its sites in Cardiff, London, Southampton, and Plymouth.

For now, Potter Rees Dolan will continue to exist with its own refreshed brand, to allow for a longer-term progression into the Hugh James identity. Over time, new departments will be introduced into the Manchester office, from across the firm’s Private Client and Business Service areas of work.


We act for many clients in the North West, but also take on cases from across the UK. Our offices in the centre of Manchester are fully wheelchair accessible, and we can easily be reached by road - with free parking for clients and visitors - rail, bus and tram. However, we are happy to travel to see you at home or in hospital should you prefer.

Our Manchester office is located at 12 Commercial Street, Manchester, M15 4PZ - click here for our location

We are also able to offer new and existing clients in Cumbria our office facilities at 1-2 Mason Court, Gillan Way, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 9GR – click here for our location.

Legal costs

We will advise you in full about paying your legal costs.We offer a range of funding options, including ‘No Win/No Fee’ agreements and legal expense insurance. Our initial advice is always free.

The firm is a proud supporter of a number of charitable organisations, including:

Many of our staff members are actively involved in these organisations, especially in the Headway branches located in Sout Manchester and Stockport, Salford, Liverpool, and South Cumbria.

A large number of our lawyers are AvMA Panel members, SRA Accredited and/or Members of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers, ensuring you receive the best advice, service and client care at all times.

Get in touch

If you would like to find out more about how the professional and dedicated team at Potter Rees Dolan can help you today, call us on 0800 027 2557. You can also allow us to get in contact with you by completing our online enquiry form.

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