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Peter Renshaw Welfare Benefits - Partner
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Memberships & Accreditations:
  • LSC (Legal Services Commission) approved Specialist Quality Mark Supervisor in Welfare Benefits
  • LSC Peer Reviewer in Welfare Benefits

Peter Renshaw

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. 

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