Peter is the firm’s Welfare Benefits adviser and a qualified solicitor. Peter has always had an interest in disability and equality rights, which stems from family circumstances and which led to him becoming a solicitor.
Education & career
Peter graduated from Liverpool John Moores University (then Liverpool Polytechnic) in 1988 with a degree in Law. After graduating, Peter worked predominantly in the public and charitable sectors previously. This included working for six years as a Caseworker for the Disability Rights Commission, five years as a Welfare Benefits Peer Reviewer for the Legal Services Commission and seven years working in a senior MOJ role. He went on to complete a one year training contract and qualified as a solicitor in 1998.
Peter joined Potter Rees Dolan in 2003, on a part time basis, and was promoted to Partner in 2019. His role here at Potter Rees Dolan includes running our Welfare Benefits department, as well as assisting with the firm's Legal Surgery and working with our Court of Protection department - supervising relevant work, ensuring deputy compliance with their Standards and in-house litigation file work. Peter works closely with national brain injury charity Headway and their local branches, and others such as Brain Charity, ACSIL, BASIC and SIA.
Outside of work...
Peter is an avid Manchester City fan and Sunday league footballer himself, he also enjoys a good beer, a spot of swimming and talking politics.
Thank you for all you have done for 'M' and our family Peter. We are deeply indebted to your great professionalism, compassion and kindness. You have made such a difference to our lives and given M a secure future.
PotterReesDolan were very efficient and were very sensitive to my needs and condition. From start to finish, they dealt with all the paperwork and took the stress and pressure of me. I was extremely satisfied with the outcome. You did a fantastic job and I couldn't ask for a better, more professional Solicitors. I just want to say a big thank you to Peter Renshaw for everything he has done. he is a fantastic asset to the PotterReesDolan team
Mrs F, Cheadle Hulme
The service was first class. Peter kept in touch on a daily basis during what was a very stressful time. Through his expertise, our case was resolved very quickly. Peter worked on our case pro-bono. For this and all the work he undertook on our behalf, I cannot thank him enough. I am aware that, had we had to pay,as it was very time-consuming work, the coss would have been prohibitive. Both my son and I will never be able to thank him enough!
Mrs D, Chorlton
As you can imagine, it is a huge relief, both from a financial point of view and from the point of view of not having to go to the job centre for interviews, I can start getting on with my life at my own pace without any pressure. Peter, many many thanks for all the work you're putting into supporting me, I appreciate it a lot.
Mrs Davies, Sheffield
Thank you so much for all your help and support with this Peter. Without your help we would have really struggled and most certainly would not have had a successful tribunal, no one else in this process has been as helpful as you and we really appreciate it.
Mrs P, Cheshire
I have been very impressed with the high standard of service and professionalism of the staff and am very encouraged going forward.
Mrs D, Cumbria
Staff at PotterReesDolan were supportive, understanding, knowledgeable and were prompt with their responses and all the literature provided was very informative. Without the help of Peter Renshaw and Headway, my son and the family would still be struggling financially and emotionally. With their help and guidance we have been able to secure new accommodation and rectify the benefits that were wrongly withdrawn from my son.
Mr W, Cheadle
Peter was extremely thorough when providing information and advice and was very efficient with regard to responding to emails and queries.
Miss B, Denton
I cannot thank Peter and Amy enough for all the help and support throughout. I was so lucky when Headway gave me your details. You have been like my guardian angels, I really could not have done it without you. I appreciate everything you have done. Thank you.
Mrs T, Kent
Mr Renshaw explained everything to my husband and me in a clear and easy to understand manner. Telephone appointments were always on time. He told us exactly what to expect during our Appeal so we were completely prepared. Mr Renshaw made the whole process painless. First class service.
Mr and Mrs Devine, Liverpool
Peter's advice was excellent because, of course, being a lawyer you know exactly how to respond. Having been there before with Disability Living Allowance, my expectation was that I’d have to go to tribunal. Talking to another woman who’d been through the same process, she’d had to go to tribunal twice to get my result. I am very grateful for your assistance through what is a debilitating and life-consuming experience and I thanked Headway for recommending you. Indeed, Headway recommended two lawyers. I wrote to the other recommendation first, but got no response. Finding you was a miracle!
Susan Quick, Hebden Bridge