• Potter Rees Dolan are 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
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  • Fellow of Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL)
  • The Spinal Injuries Association Solicitors Panel
  • Headway Solicitor Panel Member
  • Vice Chair of the Forum of Complex Injury Solicitors (FOCIS) incorporating the Richard Grand Society




Hugh Potter

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 2018 says:
Hugh Potter is managing partner at the firm and handles all types of high-value personal injury claims, most notably brain and spinal cord injuries. Sources confirm his prominent reputation in the market, one describing him as a "very efficient practitioner."

Legal 500 says:

The ‘diligent and approachableHugh Potter is an ‘excellent communicator’.

Read one of Hugh's landmark cases here - Wilkinson v Fitzgerald

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