• Potter Rees Dolan were on the Legal 500 Awards 2018 insurance shortlist for the North West
  • Helen Dolan, specialist catastrophic medical negligence lawyer, recovered compensation in excess of £29million for clients with a brain injury (including cerebral palsy) in 2016
  • Hugh Potter secured a settlement figure of just under £13 million thanks to change in discount rate
  • Rachel Rees, expert personal injury lawyer, recovered over £15 million in compensation for clients with a brain injury last year
  • We secured an interim payment of £2.1 million for 20 year old with cerebral palsy to purchase a permanent home - official judgment to follow shortly
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
  • Member of GMB

Helen Shaw

Helen has specialised in serious personal injury claims for over 30 years and is a Partner. Having previously represented nurses, firefighters and engineers, she 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 previously carried out voluntary work for Victim Support (has extensive experience of dealing with CICA claims and any subsequent Appeals) and is also 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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