• We are extremely proud to have secured over £114 MILLION in damages for our clients between 2018 and 2019!
  • We're delighted to be featured in the Times Best Law Firms 2019 guide under personal injury
  • Potter Rees Dolan were on the Legal 500 Awards 2018 insurance shortlist for the North West
Helen Shaw Personal Injury - Partner
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Memberships & Accreditations


  • Fellow/Chartered Legal Executive
  • Fellow Member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
  • Secretary of Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) Merseyside Group
  • Secretary of Headway South Cumbria
  • Associate Member of Cumbria Neurological Alliance

Helen Shaw

Helen Shaw is a Partner here at Potter Rees Dolan Serious Injury Solicitors and has specialised in dealing with serious personal injury claims for almost 35 years. Having previously represented Nurses, Firefighters and Engineers, Helen has particular experience of dealing with work-related claims involving spinal cord injury and head injuries. She also has extensive experience of dealing with motorcycle accidents, being a motorcyclist herself.

Helen has carried out voluntary work for Victim Support and also has a wealth of experience in dealing with CICA claims and any subsequent Appeals & has represented family members at a number of Inquests. Helen is Secretary of SIA Merseyside and Headway South Cumbria.

Helen says:

The most special thing about my job is the privilege of being able to help make a real difference to clients lives post injury. I am regularly inspired by the sheer drive & determination of many of my clients to overcome their difficulties. An added bonus, is that many clients keep in touch, which means a great deal.

Helen likes to help out at local farms at lambing time as well as sheep dog trials – she even won Best New Handler in her local trial! She and her Border Collie, Trim, have both recently been approved by Pets As Therapy.

As she used to sing in local rock bands, Helen enjoys watching live music with her favourite song being ‘Since I’ve Been Loving You’ by Led Zeppelin.

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