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For almost thirty years, Hugh has acted on behalf of clients with severe brain and spinal cord injuries achieving record settlements with a reputation recognised nationally. He developed an interest in these serious injuries when he worked as a nurse during university holidays at a neurological hospital.
Hugh established Potter Rees Dolan to provide legal services to those who have sustained devastating injuries and has volunteered at Headway for over 25 years.
Hugh’s dream job would be a zoologist where he could study life, animals and work in the outdoors covered in soil and, fittingly, David Attenborough would be one of the guests at his ultimate dinner party.
With a love for the outdoors, Hugh enjoys cycling, mountain biking and wild swimming and loves nothing more than a long hike in the mountains in the Lakes followed by a few speciality beers in the local.
Chambers 2019 says:
Hugh Potter is recognised by market sources for expertise in severe injury cases, noting that he is "renowned for his brain injury work," while other sources say he is "very good with catastrophic cases." He often handles complex claims pertaining to spinal cord and brain injuries.
Previous comments from Chambers 2018 included the following: sources confirm his prominent reputation in the market, one describing him as a "very efficient practitioner."
Legal 500 says:
The ‘diligent and approachable’ Hugh Potter is an ‘excellent communicator’.
Read one of Hugh's landmark cases here - Wilkinson v Fitzgerald
Hugh's Latest Blogs
I would just like to highlight my sincere thanks to all at PotterReesDolan who worked so diligently and considerately through what was an extremely harrowing time for myself and our family. I am very grateful to Hugh for his handling of our case, and for his kind support and help through the legal process and during such a traumatic time for us
Mr B, Manchester
I do not know what the outcome would have been if I had used another Solicitor, the only thing I do know is that they couldn’t have looked after me any better than Helen did and that the first time I met Hugh Potter, I knew I had chosen the right solicitors.
Mr O, Blackburn
Personable service - flexibly delivered and done with discretion. In particular, the interplay between my needs as a parent and my son's needs for confidentiality were handled well by Hugh Potter. Thanks.
Mr S, Manchester
I always received a clear, comprehensive and - more importantly – approachable service with all employees at PotterReesDolan. The support and advice was excellent by Hugh Potter and team. After a traumatic accident, it took 5/6 months to make me smile. Hugh managed to help me realised how much I’d recovered and was extremely bright in his outlook which was infectious
Mrs H, Warrington
My husband was severely hurt after a cycling accident and Hugh was so kind and empathetic giving me very practical advice. Later, when my husband was better, he came to the house to give us an update and he kindly gathered lots of information that was very useful.
Mrs T, Stockport
Hugh, I really appreciate your opinion on the points I have raised. Many thanks again for the support you gave me and the children we will never forget everyone’s kindness
Mrs H, Salford
The level of service is the best that is can be. We have always found staff very friendly and warm which puts everyone at ease which makes things so much easier in difficult and upsetting situations. We have passed on your details to numerous people as recommendations.
Mr and Mrs R, Lancashire