Based at Thompsons Solicitors’ Manchester office, John specialises in assaults at work, taking cases from all over the North West.

Having qualified as a solicitor in 1991, John is one of Thompsons’ most experienced lawyers, working on cases where organisations owe a duty of care to employees and visitors to their premises - and members of the public. These areas of law are known respectively as employers’ liability, occupiers liability and public liability.

Among John’s clients are nurses, clinical and mental health support staff, ambulance workers and care home personnel who have been attacked by patients or service users. Injuries can be serious and often there is a psychological impact which can lead to depression and post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

John values working for Thompsons because of its commitment to achieving justice for the injured party, rather than those who may be responsible for their injuries - or their insurance companies. 

Outside of work, John likes to go cycling and walk his dog.


John's case experience 

  • Secured a four-figure settlement for a clinical support worker who fell and injured her back when she was attacked by a patient, after asking the hospital to provide security to cope with the patient's violent behaviour.
  • Represented a mental health support worker who was required to restrain a service user on two occasions and suffered a painful injury as a consequence, securing a five-figure settlement. 
  • Secured a five-figure settlement for a support worker who was injured while assisting a service user into a vehicle. 


Professional membership

John is a member of the Law Society panel.